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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

MusicBox Search Extension

If you find a new browser extension called MusicBox Search Extension in your Google Chrome browser, it is quite possible that you cannot recall installing it and that you just installed a questionable freeware bundle. When you do not install this tool directly via its official page, chances are that you have malicious threats on your computer. This relatively new potentially unwanted program (PUP), which could also be regarded as a browser hijacker as it modifies your default search engine in your Google Chrome browser, is very similar to other previous tools by the same creators, including betterMusic Search, musicApp Search, and musicApp Home. This PUP can present to you potentially risky contents through its promoted website and search engine. If you would like to feel safe in your virtual kingdom, it is advisable that you remove MusicBox Search Extension from your computer. But first, let us tell you how it is possible that this PUP managed to infiltrate your system.

The only official source we have found is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/musicbox-search/gmcogiomgbbnmabknldeikbknapolpde. Although this page shows that this PUP is offered by superappbox.com, you will not find this particular browser extension promoted there. Instead, you will find four other PUPs, including filmsApp Search and musicApp Search. It is important for us to mention that this PUP also aggressively promotes another PUP on a new tab pretending as it is part of the installation process. We consider this technique rather obnoxious. Yet, it may not be sufficient for you to want to delete MusicBox Search Extension. So, let us give you more reasons.

The real issue here is that this PUP can be spread in free software bundles, which can carry other PUPs and malware infections (adware, browser hijacker, Trojan, etc.) as well. For this reason, it is vital that you always read the license agreement and choose the custom installation option whenever you are installing a bundle. Otherwise, you may end up with a bunch of threats and soon your browsing experience can turn into a nightmare and you could also infect your computer with further threats, or even worse, you may give up your personal and banking details while being scammed on a fake website run by cyber criminals. If you want to save yourself this kind of headache, you should avoid suspicious websites (e.g., torrent, freeware, gaming, gambling, and porn) as well as clicking on third-party advertisements. If you are unsure whether your system is clean or not, we advise you to use a reliable online malware scanner after you delete MusicBox Search Extension.

If you are a music fan, you may consider such a tool useful. However, this browser extension is only available for Google Chrome, which may not be your preferred browser anyway. You are offered here a tool that can directly search a promoted website (super.gomusix.com) as well as another questionable search engine, music.eanswers.com set as your new default search provider. You can activate the featured search by entering "m" in your Chrome address bar and hitting the Tab key. This would redirect you straight to the gomusix.com site search results page. However, if you simply type in keywords in the address bar and hit the Enter key, you would use the newly set search engine and end up on a possibly manipulated Yahoo search results page. In other words, the presence of this PUP means that you could be introduced to questionable third-party content, such as ads and links, which may lead to further infections or online scams if you should click on them. Thus, it would be a wise thing to remove MusicBox Search Extension from your browser.

Fortunately, it is quite easy to get rid of this useless PUP if you so decide. If you do not know how to reset your Google Chrome browser, you can refer to our instructions below. But do not think for a second that you are all done. It is more likely that this is not the only threat on your PC. It would be quite careless not to go on with the removals until you are certain that your system is all clean. If you are not able to do this yourself, it may be time for you to install a trustworthy anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) to automatically take charge of the protection of your PC. It is also important to remember that whether your computer is protected or not, you need to keep all your programs up-to-date to avoid cyber attacks based on outdated software bug exploitation.

How to remove MusicBox Search Extension from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Display the menu by tapping Alt+F.
  2. Open More tools.
  3. Pick Extensions.
  4. Locate the extension in the list and press the Trash can on the right.
  5. Press Remove.
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