Yes, it's true that, like malware, MyloginBox doesn't corrupt your files like Trojans, but it does monitor your website usage such as spyware does, luckily it doesn't record which keys you're hitting so that they can capture your passwords and other private data – hello again spyware, but they do still exhibit some uncalled for behavior. For one, it is rather fond of adware and they will often interrupt you while you're logged on to show you numerous (often unpleasant or X rated) pop up advert windows. Just like our old friend, adware. When MyloginBox is installed on your computer you will see many adverts saying Ads by MyloginBox as well as pop-ups and pop-unders that redirect you to sketchy websites.
MyloginBox may also hijack your browser and change your default settings, so that you'll log on to find that your home page or tool bar have changed to a completely different one. Annoyingly, these new so-called tools won't add anything to your user experience – they are often unwieldy to use and on top of that you'll find searching online becomes a complete nightmare as they will redirect all of your Internet searches to sites that the PUP developer wants you to visit. Fair enough, being infected by something that can steal your bank details or delete your files is arguably far worse, but PUPs can still have an extremely detrimental effect on you when you're trying to work – or even just relax. After all there's nothing more annoying than having your working day wasted with futile Internet searches or your precious 'me' time ruined by getting extremely aggravated!
So why is MyloginBox only 'potentially unwanted'? That's because despite being a program that does work and have some functions, these 'benefits' are ones that you'd be hard pressed to call useful. So while a PUP developer may push their product as a viable alternative to your existing tool bar or browser, those in the IT industry decided to go with the rather more realistic moniker 'potentially unwanted'. However I would call it an adware because MyloginBox ads are annoying as hell.
It really is a fine line between being classed as malware and merely as 'potentially unwanted' and how you feel about the matter probably comes down to whether or not you mind having your computer hijacked by a software program that has snuck its way onto your machine in order to drive traffic to websites you don't want to visit and display ads! And I think I speak for most of us when I say that you can forget the 'potentially' part of the title and just go with 'Definitely Unwanted Program'.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
MyloginBox Ads Removal Guide:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove MyloginBox related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove MyloginBox related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove MyloginBox, saavErebox, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Remove MyloginBox related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove MyloginBox, saavErebox, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove MyloginBox add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.