Guardbox is supposed to protect you from malicious programs, phishing attacks, and fraud. On top of that, this program promises to enhance your browsing experience. If you have focused on these promises, it is no wonder you have downloaded this program onto you Windows operating system. Unfortunately, this report will not give you the “peace of mind” Guardbox promises to provide. If you continue reading, you will learn why we suggest deleting this program and why we identify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you are interested only in the removal of Guardbox, move to the second half of this report.
Guardbox.net is the website promoting Guardbox. Unfortunately, this potentially unwanted program could be spread by third-party installers as well. If you come in contact with third-party software distributors, it is likely that you will be offered to install unreliable or even malicious programs. Should these programs enter your operating system, you will have to delete them as well. According to our research, even though you might be exposed to unrelated, unfamiliar programs, in most cases, Guardbox comes packaged with an extension that is capable of hijacking the homepage on your browsers. If you find Guard-Search.com set as the homepage, it is very likely that you need to delete Guardbox as well.
We identify Guardbox as a potentially unwanted program because it promises to work in one way, but ends up acting differently. According to our researchers, this PUP shows advertisements, which is why some users delete it as an advertising-supported program. Furthermore, it can install cookies to spy on you, which, consequently, could be used when introducing you to misleading ads. Although we cannot claim whether or not Guardbox will expose you to malicious advertisements, you cannot dismiss the potential of this happening. In our eyes, this is the most important reason to delete this suspicious program.
If you choose to tackle the removal of Guardbox manually, you have to be ready for leftovers and other unreliable programs. As mentioned previously, this PUP is most likely to come bundled with third-party programs, and it would be naive to assume that all of them will be harmless. If you cannot determine yourself whether or not the programs associated with Guardbox are malicious and require removal, install a malware scanner that will inspect your operating system for you. We recommend installing SpyHunter because it offers a free malware scanner that will not fail to detect serious threats and PUPs.
Even if Guardbox is the only program that you need to delete from your operating system, you have to think twice before you choose which removal method you want to employ. If you are inexperienced, you might have trouble with the manual removal of Guardbox because this PUP was found to leave junk files behind. Hopefully, you will be able to uninstall the program, delete files from %LOCALAPPDATA%\Guardbox, or get rid of any other leftovers. We suggest employing an automated malware remover to find and delete all threats and potentially unwanted programs for you.
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