My Utility Box Removal Guide

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When you need a lot of gadgets at your fingertips, you might think that such applications like My Utility Box can help you with that. However, our research team suggests that this browser extension is a potentially unwanted program that may exhibit a list of undesirable behavioral patterns. What’s more, it is possible that you installed this program on your computer accidentally. It would be for the best to remove My Utility Box from your computer because you can never know how this could end. Check out the removal instructions below because each browser requires a different removal process, but do not feel discouraged: it is not complicated to delete this extension.

It is important to note that My Utility Box is a not a malicious infection. Potentially unwanted programs can be downloaded directly from their official homepages. The homepage for this program can be accessed via myutilitybox.co, but it might seem like the website is nothing much. It does not have flashy pictures or a lot of information about the extension. It just offers you to add My Utility Box to your browser. It also says that with the extension on your browser, you will have instant access to a free calculator, translator, and so on. The extension should also provide you with weather updates, planning tools, and it is “100% free & easy to use.”

However, despite the fact that this extension is available out in the open, it is very unlikely that users who complain about this plugin would have downloaded it directly. Such freeware apps often get distributed in bundles when several programs are bundled together in one package. Users download such packages from file-sharing websites. Our research shows that sites like filewon.com, filewin.com, malavida.es, or descargar.es could be part of the freeware distribution network, and they might host a lot of third-party installers that carry My Utility Box and other unwanted applications. The bottom line is that you can avoid installing such applications as long as you are attentive during the installation process. Also, you would do yourself a favor if you get programs only from their official websites.

Some users might say that there is nothing wrong with My Utility Box because the extension does seem to provide a lot of useful tools. However, our problem with it is that it can be rather intrusive. Let us not forget that this program also modifies your browser’s settings, changing your homepage and default search engine. This modification should help the extension provide you with relevant information, but at the same time, it could also spam you with commercial content. And some of that content could be corrupted, too.

It is strongly recommended that you remove My Utility Box from your system because the extension could slow down your browser and eventually expose you to dangerous content. If you do not want to do it on your own, you can acquire a powerful antispyware application that will do the job for you automatically. Not to mention that it will also take care of other unwanted applications (if present), at the same time safeguarding your system from harm.

How to Remove My Utility Box

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click the Start Page value on the right side.
  5. Choose Modify and edit your startup page. Press OK.
  6. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
  7. Remove the {C8904AF0-6C2E-466B-82FC-B92AAA696E01} key.
  8. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  9. Remove the {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8} key.
  10. Exit Registry Editor and press Win+R again.
  11. Enter %AppData% and press OK.
  12. Delete the {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8} folder.

Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and enter %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Open Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID].
  3. Open the prefs.js file with Notepad.
  4. Remove the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "search.hmyutilitybox.co”);
  5. Save changes and close the file.
  6. Go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID]\extensions.
  7. Remove the web@Utility.xpi file.

Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and enter %LocalAppData%. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions.
  3. Remove the cpooojldmhfkhfhmoacpdihfakglidbf folder.
Download Remover for My Utility Box *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

My Utility Box Screenshots:

My Utility Box
My Utility Box
My Utility Box

My Utility Box technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1chromeRestore.js2250 bytesMD5: 97b7357ee6bcc2b669547f9f250d8cfc
2LOG.old179 bytesMD5: 41982cbb4d194e65bbd1842014ee1780
3000003.log268 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
4userNewTab.js1654 bytesMD5: fc884c0cfcdba83b86208bc078ef4e14
5popup.html214 bytesMD5: 3348021065313c1fe4141be650683455
6slim_newtabpage.html212 bytesMD5: eaa694e27b2da307a80394e8864ccbef
7after.js803 bytesMD5: f8f6c55f5c158c617e3cb1adb687a28a
8computed_hashes.json1397 bytesMD5: 26f3f255395e6e3303eb7865c1adbbc2
9contentscript.js1243 bytesMD5: c5559b4e237a21188efa0a9a92c52c2e
10background.js13452 bytesMD5: cba97737f029c1fc9f9ae24e1a1391e7
11popup.css95 bytesMD5: bafc90fe1037c9ebd9f069930eda7f5b
12description.html265 bytesMD5: 75c1c6b544ec7818cf2f45d867f9dbad
13LOG400 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
14icon.png10966 bytesMD5: 492138e61523e1c78240e32415119fe1
15CURRENT16 bytesMD5: 46295cac801e5d4857d09837238a6394
16manifest.json1439 bytesMD5: cebd9c515df89aa2c298f5cb7f07bf33
17popup.js799 bytesMD5: feeb550ed4e72507fe1e5451f59abf74
18MANIFEST-00000141 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
19description.css1008 bytesMD5: 44a619d00b324a4e5cdabe7100681ad6
20verified_contents.json2819 bytesMD5: 14598453048e193657775a2e77f32644
21messages.json275 bytesMD5: 1efd5a2e7cc063d30da725e892455734

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