- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
MusicBox Live Extension
MusicBox Live Extension is considered to be a browser hijacker. Apparently, once the plugin is added, it might change your default search engine or other preferences alike. The bad news is the search engine it might offer could be showing modified search results containing unreliable advertisements from the third party, although our researchers could not confirm it as the tool’s server appeared to be down when it was tested, and it remains to be unavailable at the moment of writing. Nonetheless, we can still tell you about the possible risks you could be taking while using MusicBox Live Extension and its provided search engine. Naturally, given there are more reputable tools to replace it with, we would not recommend taking any chances with this browser hijacker. Therefore, at the end of the article, you will found our prepared deletion instructions. As for users who would like to know more details about it, we invite you to read the full article.
Currently, MusicBox Live Extension is available on chrome.google.com/webstore. It was available on its official site titled musicboxlive.byinmind.com too, but recently the site stopped working, and users no longer can use it to download the application. Yet, our researchers think the browser hijacker’s developers might use other methods to distribute it as well. For example, the extension could be distributed with other similar threats located on various file-sharing web pages. In other words, the hijacker could travel with bundled software installers, and if you suspect you received it this way too, we urge you to be more cautious in the future. Torrent web pages and other P2P file-sharing websites are not the best options when it comes to downloading programs. It would be much safer to acquire chosen software from legitimate sites. Plus, before downloading any applications check if a reputable company published them and if they have good expert reviews (user reviews can be fake). As to avid bundled programs, users should always choose custom installation settings as it may allow them to both learn about and deselect additional suggestions.
After MusicBox Live Extension is installed it may replaces user’s defaults search engine or other browser preferences. Also, the browser hijacker might place a toolbar below the browser’s address box. It might look handy, considering the links could lead to various music-related web pages, but keep it in mind, you can access them just the same if you merely bookmark the offered websites. As for the application’s search engine, we could not test it ourselves since it does not work right now, but based on our experience with similar threats we believe it is possible it might show modified search results. Meaning, the tool could inject the gathered results with various untrustworthy advertising content. This behavior could seem annoying, but it might be dangerous as well if the ads appear to be from malicious web pages or scam sites. All things considered, we do not think MusicBox Live Extension can be trusted or that it is as useful as its descriptions may claim. Thus, to avoid putting your system at risk accidentally, we would advise erasing this doubtful plugin at once.
At this point, we should tell you the plugin works only on Google Chrome for now, which is why the instructions available at the end of this text will explain how to remove MusicBox Live Extension from Google Chrome alone. If you do not want to deal with this browser hijacker manually, you can install a reliable antimalware tool too. In which case, all the user would have to do is scan the system and wait until the chosen tool detects the unreliable extension or other possible threats. The best part is, once the scanning is over, all detections could be erased by merely pressing the provided deletion button. Should you have more questions about the extension, do not forget you can leave us a comment at the end of the article too.
Remove MusicBox Live Extension