My Utility Box Scam Extension (removal guide)
What is My Utility Box?
Also Known As: My Utility Box adware
My Utility Box is a fake extension, if to tell the truth, it is created for hitting Google Chrome browsers and possibly some other browsers that are based on the Chromium open source project. To detect that it is exactly this kind of computer threat, orientate that it is a window in your browser with offer to promote your PC. Such window enables the extension at once and it is very easy to click on it accidentally. Since the extension appears in the system, it performs illegal functions till you remove it. Do not stop reading this guide to understand how to delete the threat in a proper way.
My Utility Box behaves as adware in your browser with all ensuing consequences. It is the reason of multiple of these unwanted advertisement banners. Permanent redirects will also spoil normal browsing. This fact must alert you while you are surfing the web. What’s more, the extension can motivate you to install more unwanted applications that pretend to be useful. In spite of all these dangerous symptoms extension can be spyware that monitors user’s browsing history and gives this information to cyber criminals for the hazardous purposes they have.
As a rule, My Utility Box adware occurs after the installation of recent applications. It masks behind the programs in the form of built-in. To prevent the installation of the adware pay close attention to the process of installation. Choose Custom Installation as it is the easiest way to stop unwanted penetration. When you download anything, do not allow any side software to be installed. Current anti-virus may also need additional helper in the fight against possible viruses, Trojans, PUPs, etc. We offer you to try malware scanner that will play a role of tracker for the computer threats that take place onto your device. Such proper item is obliged to be presented on your device and delete rubbish to keep the system clean.
My Utility Box adware is a well-spread computer threats, most people suffer from its activities. However, you shouldn’t be a victim anymore with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware that will both protect your system in the future and remove this current infection from your system in several clicks. The instructions set forth below have all necessary information about removal.
STEP 1. My Utility Box removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
If you need help in removing My Utility Box infection,
Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for My Utility Box related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from My Utility Box reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
Leave your comments and questions below to help us and other users to improve this guide, or use our ticket system to make contact with our professional support team. We will gladly help you!