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Should I remove outobox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,951
United States Rank #21,285
Reach 0.1351%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.66 days
166.96 days >
Average installed length: 87.72 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.01.16.002256 2.98%
2014.01.15.215142 0.11%
2014.01.10.194421 6.76%
2013.12.07.011955 89.92%
2013.11.23.010514 0.23%

outobox

What is outobox?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension designed to deliver search-based redirection by modifying the user's web browser home and search pages. It has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

Once installed the software will add a number of unwanted features to the web browser including inline text and multi-site searching, comparison shopping, related search results, additional offers and coupons as well as website ratings and reviews. It does this by analyzing the content of the web pages the user is visiting as well as tracking the URLs and navigation. Additionally outobox will add features as desired after install through its 'auto-enabled updater' which runs as a Windows service. From the Terms: "outobox content includes advertisements... User info is collected and shared for ad relevance and other purposes."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in outobox.
outoboxBHO.dll (448aff98fa4cc97ebfa3b3a82959e8fc) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.Outobox
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod838.Trojan
Comodo Security 17575 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0328 Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 7.9263 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140111 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10776 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4485 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.02 PUP.Optional.Outobox.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqsznp
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA NB
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1122
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
updateoutobox.exe (4501a31e3131e18653cd569a77e16fcb) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.19.03 PUP/Win32.Outobox
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AH [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4007 Outobox.C42
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 10279 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13086 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
K7GW 9.183.13086 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Outobox.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4501A31E3131
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Chgt.B
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 OutoBox
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0813
VIPRE Antivirus 32348 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 37 all detections
outobox has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: outobox
URL: outobox.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@outobox.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\outobox
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\outobox\outoboxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1009.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by outobox

Program module:outoboxBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:outobox
Path:C:\Program Files\outobox\outoboxBHO.dll
MD5:448aff98fa4cc97ebfa3b3a82959e8fc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) outoboxBHO.dll - outobox
  • (Malware detected) updateoutobox.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • outoboxBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'outobox' with the class of {30f06672-0e95-41a9-80cb-dee386af99ad}.
Service
  • updateoutobox.exe runs as a service named 'Update outobox' (Update outobox).

How do I remove outobox?

Quickly and completely remove outobox 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 outobox 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 outobox, 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 outobox.
  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 outobox you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.86%
Windows 8 24.63%
Windows XP 9.97%
Windows Vista 3.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.98%
Windows 8.1 5.85%
Windows 8 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

5.34% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 5.34%
  United Kingdom 5.21%
  Saudi Arabia 4.56%
  United States 4.43%
  Israel 3.78%
  Sweden 3.78%
  Egypt 3.65%
  Canada 2.86%
  Iran 2.86%
  Taiwan 2.86%
  Germany 2.73%
  France 2.60%
  Italy 2.34%
  Netherlands 2.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.87%
Acer 21.16%
Dell 20.82%
ASUS 9.56%
Toshiba 7.51%
GIGABYTE 7.17%
Lenovo 3.58%
Samsung 2.90%
Intel 1.37%
MSI 1.19%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Medion 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.34%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.48%
ASUS All Series 1.87%
Acer Aspire E1-571 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.87%

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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