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BoxedSearch.com is a browser hijacking program that targets most of the popular and widely used browser program like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Edge. The presence of this adware typically affects new tab and homepage of targeted browsing application. You need to pay attention to the current state of the security of your computer if you see BoxedSearch.com on the browser pages. If this adware is residing on your system, it cannot only your browser’s start-up setting, but also may bring other harm.

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The authors of such program write them in order to generate online revenue and they do it successfully by changing your default search engine with its own BoxedSearch.com program by hijacking your browser’s homepage. To generate profit, the search results generated by BoxedSearch.com are surrounded by paid links as soon as any visitor click on those links, they can observe many advertisements and pop ups. The advertisement you observe on your computer screen are made to seem like as if they are normal search results so that user can click on them. And as soon as you click on available links, the program divert itself to a promotional web page. As this browser hijacker shows unsolicited browser redirect issue, so some computer users think that some virus or malware is there on their computer.

However, BoxedSearch.com or any homepage hijacker was never categorized as computer virus by security experts. Though this adware causes malicious behaviors and have unsolicited actions towards internet browser application, but because of its lacking attributes, it cannot be put in the family of dreaded PC infection. Because of its behavior, BoxedSearch.com is classified as adware which is a malicious program that is spread using various techniques. To get installed on the user’s devices, it mostly uses freeware and shareware. Its developers and authors bundle it to various third-party applications and install it without user’s approval. To make sure that users install it on their devices, it deceives users by promoting itself as useful program that can enhance users web-browsing experience.

Though BoxedSearch.com is not as harmful as computer virus, but it may bring risk to your online identity, security and privacy. So it is recommended to remove this browser hijacker as quick as possible. So here are the instructions given below for your help in deleting BoxedSearch.com from your computer. It is recommended to you that perform all the steps in the given order manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Scan your device with defencebyte AV Pro to find and remove BoxedSearch.com from your computer browser

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  • Save the file at a convenient location on the desktop from where you can access it easily.
  • Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt about download.
  • Run the program by clicking on Run button or browse the location of the folder by double clicking on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • Accept the license terms and follow onscreen instructions to carry on the remaining process.
  • To find plug-ins, adware, browser hijacker, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities, run a scan on your machine.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  • As soon as scan and removal process gets completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

Alternative Method: In order to remove BoxedSearch.com browser hijacker from your browser, completely reset browsers back to their default settings.

Reset Chrome

Resetting Chrome back to its initial settings will erase all configuration information such as your home page, tab settings, saved form information, browsing history, and cookies from Chrome. However, all of your bookmarks will be preserved. This process will also show any installed extensions.

  • To reset Chrome, open the program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window. There click on the Chrome menu button to open the main menu for Chrome.
  • Now click on the menu option labelled Settings, this will open the basic settings screen. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page to see the option Show advanced settings.
  • Click on the option Show advanced settings… option to open it and then scroll to the very bottom until find the reset button on the page.
  • Now click on the Reset settings button that will open a confirmation dialog asking you if you are sure you want to reset your browser.
  • Click on the Reset button to reset Chrome. Chrome will now disable all installed extensions and delete all your personal data, and browsing history. However, bookmarks will remain intact and still accessible. Now you can close the Settings tab and restart your device for everything to take effect.

Reset Internet Explorer

Resetting Internet Explorer will erase all configuration information such as your home page, saved form information, cookies, and browsing history from the Explorer. This process will also disable any installed add-ons and toolbars. However, all of your bookmarks will remain intact and accessible.

  • To reset Internet Explorer, open the browser program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window. There click on the Internet Explorer menu button to open the main menu for Internet Explorer.
  • Now click on the menu option labelled as Internet options to open Internet Options screen.
  • Now click on the Advanced tab to open the Advanced Settings screen.
  • Now click on the Reset… button and confirm it when asked for conformation about that you want to reset your browser.
  • In the reset dialog, check the box that says Delete personal settings and then click on the Reset button. Explorer will now disable all installed extensions and delete all your personal data, and browsing history. However, bookmarks will remain intact and still accessible. Now you can close the Settings tab and restart your device for everything to take effect.
  • Once the Reset process is done, click on the Close button and restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset when asked to do so.

Refresh Firefox

Refreshing Firefox removes all add-ons and personalized configuration settings. However, all of your bookmarks will be preserved.

  • To reset Firefox, open the browser and head to the top right-hand corner of the window, there click on the Firefox menu.
  • Now click on the question mark button (Help button) to open up the Firefox help menu.
  • Next click on the Troubleshooting Information option to open a Troubleshooting page.
  • To start the refresh process, click on the Refresh Firefox button and confirm your action when asked to do so.
  • Click on the Refresh Firefox button to refresh Firefox. When the refresh process is completed you will see an Import window that will close automatically. When that closes, Firefox will be open and tell that it has been refreshed.
  • Now you can click on the Let’s go! button start using Firefox again.