Searchbox.xyz Removal Guide

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Searchbox.xyz is a questionable search engine that does not seem to work at all. The page itself appears in your browsers but once you want to use it for searching the web, it fails to provide you with search results. We have also found that neither legal documents work; when you click the respective links, you find yourself on a 404 not found error page. We could say that it is possible that this search engine has not been started up yet and only will after it spreads more widely but the copyright information says "2016," which leads us to believe that it had to emerge last year. In any case, this search engine may appear in your major browsers after a browser hijacker manages to infiltrate your system, and this usually takes place under questionable circumstances. Thus, it is quite likely for you to find malware infections on your computer that could have entered it along with this search engine. Even if this search page seems to be all innocent and not working, we suggest that you remove Searchbox.xyz from your browsers, and then, all other potentially harmful programs as well. This is the only way for you to make sure that it is safe to go online or use your computer.

When your PC is infected with this search engine, it usually means that a browser hijacker crawled on board or that you clicked on the wrong content while surfing the net and you installed it directly. It is always important that you are cautious with what kind of websites you visit and what type of third-party ads and links you click on because it is very easy to drop such an infection or even a full bundle of malicious threats in one go. It is possible, for example, that you use an unreliable search engine for searching the web to find a free program to download and you end up with a modified search results page containing corrupted links and unsafe third-party ads. One click can either result in your installing this search engine or dropping a malicious bundle onto your system. This is why we suggest that you stay away from suspicious websites, including online gaming, betting, dating, file-sharing, and porn-related pages. These are the most likely pages to host unreliable and dangerous third-party ads and other disguised content as well as malicious program code. If you end up on an unfamiliar website, it is easy to click on content that could trigger a malicious Java or Flash code and new tabs may open with malicious content or such infections could be dropped. If you may have visited such pages and clicked on questionable content, you need to delete Searchbox.xyz right now and run a trustworthy online malware scanner to identify all possible threats endangering your computer.

As we have mentioned, this search engine does not seem to be functioning for the time being. It does seem to be a customized Google search engine, which usually means that you would find yourself on manipulated Google search results pages. In other words, when this questionable search engine actually functions, it would redirect you to a modified Google search results page that could contain promoted third-party content, such as advertisements and links. The problem with this is that this search engine does not have available legal documents, such as an EULA and Privacy Policy; therefore, you cannot know its third-party relations and what kind of information it may collect about you and your computer, and how that information is shared with third parties. It is quite possible that could end up on questionable or downright malicious webpages if you click on the wrong ad or link on such a modified search results page. Although it does not seem to work right now, we recommend that you delete Searchbox.xyz before it causes any system security issues for you.

If you want to put an end to this potential threat source, you need to reset all possible infected browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome as well. Please use our guide that we have included below this article. Once you are done with this search engine, it is also important that you hunt down all other threats if you want to use a safe computer. It is possible that you do not have the necessary IT skills to do so manually. Thus, we advise you to download and install a decent anti-malware program that can automatically protect your computer from any known infections and threats. You can use SpyHunter or any other security software you find trustworthy enough.

How to remove Searchbox.xyz from your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click the Advanced link at the bottom.
  3. Click the Reset link at the bottom.
  4. In the pop-up window, press Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and navigate to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again in the pop-up window.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings checkbox.
  4. Press Reset and click Close.
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