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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Search Box Ds

Search Box Ds is an extension for Google Chrome that you might expect to work in a beneficial manner. After all, it claims to offer “the best way to search” the web. Of course, claims and promises can be empty, and that is precisely the case in this situation. Although the extension is meant to be beneficial, all it can do is redirect you to Yahoo Search. If you are used to this search engine, or if you have heard good things about it, you might think that the extension can somehow enhance the service. That is not the case. On the contrary, it modifies the search results to include sponsored advertisements. Due to this, the results become unpredictable and maybe even unreliable. Do we recommend trusting this search tool? We definitely do not, but you do not need to trust our word on this. Trust the facts, which are represented in the report. Once you are done reading, you will know how to remove Search Box Ds.

Our malware research team identifies Search Box Ds as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and we believe that it is best to delete it from Google Chrome immediately. But let us start from the beginning. How did you install this PUP? Did you install it from or on the Chrome web store? If you did, how did you find these sources? Maybe you were redirected to them via pop-ups and ads? Perhaps you were introduced to the installer when visiting an unfamiliar website? If this is how Search Box Ds got in, you must have been informed that this app can read your browsing history and that it can also change your search settings. Information like that cannot be dismissed, and you need to evaluate it cautiously. Obviously, if you believe that the PUP is too intrusive, you should terminate the installer, or remove the program if it was installed already. Now, in case the app came as part of a software bundle, you also need to look into other programs or extensions that were downloaded. If they are unreliable or malicious, deleting them is crucial.

Hopefully, Search Box Ds is the only suspicious program that causes problems on your operating system, but problems it does cause. Once installed, it changes the default search provider, and that ensures that all searches are run via They are then redirected to a modified Yahoo Search engine (, and it is impossible to say what kinds of additional links or ads could be injected by the creator of Search Box Ds. Although it might not seem like it at first, interacting with the displayed search results could be dangerous. After all, you do not know what kinds of advertisers or other parties the creator of Search Box Ds works with. In fact, you might not know who the creator of this PUP is in the first place. The Privacy Policy at does not state the name of the developer clearly, but the copyright signature at the bottom of the page suggests that it is an Israel-based company called “Search Box.” All in all, what we are trying to say is that there is little information about the creator or their business partners, and that does not induce confidence.

Ultimately, Search Box Ds does not offer a service you could call useful or reliable. If you enjoy Yahoo Search, this is the search engine for you, but do not trust it when third parties are involved because you could end up being fooled. Before you can adjust your preferred default search provider, we suggest deleting Search Box Ds. Luckily, that is not hard to do. The guide below can make the process clear. What about other PUPs or malware? If the PUP was bundled with other pieces of software, scanning the operating system is very important. Hopefully, additional threats are not found, but if they are, you want to eliminate them also. Do not expect the same guide to be helpful in all cases. If you wish to delete everything manually, refer to the available removal guides (comment below if you need help with that), but think about installing anti-malware software too. After all, it could simultaneously erase PUPs or threats, and it could also ensure further protection.

Search Box Ds Removal

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Copy chrome://extensions/ and paste it into the address bar.
  3. Tap Enter on the keyboard to access the Extensions menu.
  4. Find the unwanted extension and click Remove.
  5. Scan your system using a legitimate malware scanner.
  6. If malicious threats are detected, delete them immediately.
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