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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,751
United States Rank #28,476
Reach 0.0050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.97 days
146.64 days >
Average installed length: 77.05 days


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Special Box

What is Special Box?  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications ...  Read more


Special Box is a program developed by Yontoo Technology. The most used version is 2015.03.19.175128, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is SpecialBoxbho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 20.99 MB (22,008,645 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 39% of users of Special Box come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Special Box.
SpecialBoxbho.dll (0e9d24e85ea29b667b92c56ab8f3c0ff) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.AE
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21661 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
ESET-NOD32 9.11429 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-f64f6ec1
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15489 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15489 Trojan ( 004b5b821 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.04 PUP.Optional.SpecialBox.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!0E9D24E85EA2
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA GK
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R00GC0OCJ15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R00GC0OCJ15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 39086 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 27 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Special Box
URL: specialboxsite.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Special Box
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Special Box\SpecialBoxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 20.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Special Box

Program module:SpecialBoxbho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Special Box
Path:C:\Program Files\Special Box\SpecialBoxbho.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SpecialBoxbho.dll - Special Box
  • SpecialBoxUn.exe
  • SpecialBoxUninstall.exe
  • updateSpecialBox.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SpecialBoxbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Special Box' with the class of {6a915d18-c911-4145-94d9-1492deceebe2}.
  • updateSpecialBox.exe runs as a service named 'Update Special Box' (Update Special Box).

How do I remove Special Box?

Quickly and completely remove Special Box from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Special Box from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Special Box, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Special Box.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Special Box you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 38.57%
Windows XP 2.86%
Windows Vista 1.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.43%
Windows 7 Professional 17.14%
Windows 8.1 17.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.55%
  Brazil 8.43%
  France 8.43%
  DZ 7.23%
  India 6.02%
  Sweden 3.61%
  Indonesia 3.61%
  Italy 2.41%
  MA 2.41%
  Germany 2.41%
  Pakistan 1.20%
  United Kingdom 1.20%
  Saudi Arabia 1.20%
  UA 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.60%
Acer 22.81%
Dell 8.77%
Lenovo 7.02%
ASUS 7.02%
Toshiba 3.51%
Samsung 1.75%
Intel 1.75%
Sony 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.13%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 1.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.56%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 15... 1.56%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2C 1.56%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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