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Should I remove Box Rock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,592
United States Rank #35,117
Reach 0.0079%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.38 days
99.58 days >
Average installed length: 52.32 days


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122 versions

Box Rock

What is Box Rock?

Box Rock is an adware program (supported by various types of advertising) that is usually bundled by third party installers and download managers. Once installed, this ad-supported web browser extension will run within the context of the user's browser (supports Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and is primarily designed to inject advertisements in a number of formats within the web pages the user is visiting. Ad insertion takes place in the form of both full banner adverts as well as text-hyperlinks that are injected over existing HTML content. As for the banners, these are either inserted within existing white space in the rendered HTML or by overwriting the pages ads. In either case, these ads are not associated by the underlying website and are simply injected by the adware through an extension, BHO or plugin depending on the browser.

Summary of this adware's functions:
- Installs a web browser extension
- Injects ads within the underlying webpage
- Ads appear as banners or inline text advertisements
- Ads are targeted to queries the user makes
- Tracks web pages visited, search terms and domains

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Website navigation is enhanced with Box Rock.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install 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 Box Rock.
BoxRockbho.dll (29cae09b55db3b256ad5590fdb672ac8) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.15 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.SwiftBrowse
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.AT
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:BrowseFox-EZ [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 AdPlugin
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.AE
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Bkav FE W32.BrowseFoxAC.Adware
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Boxrock.Gen
Comodo Security 23007 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AT
ESET-NOD32 9.12095 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/S-f64f6ec1
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.2016899 Trojan
K7GW 13.2016898 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.10 PUP.Optional.BoxRock.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!29CAE09B55DB
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AT
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AL (PUA)
SUPERAntiSpyware 9686 PUP.PePatch/Variant
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 SAPE.Yontoo.dc
Trend Micro 10.465.17 ADW_BROWFOX
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 ADW_BROWFOX
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 42882 Yontoo
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.66438
updateBoxRock.exe (176ff89d619876fafc9c76318fac2875) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.AT
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.27.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.AT
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EZ [PUP]
AVG Generic.0BC
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.E3EB
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Boxrock.Gen
Comodo Security 22871 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AT (B)
ESET-NOD32 12000 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16684 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.207.16684 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BoxRock.A
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AT
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-07-23.01 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Panda Antivirus PUP/BoxRock
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PD
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EAP15
VIPRE Antivirus 42364 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 77 all detections
Box Rock 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: Box Rock
URL: boxrock.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Box Rock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Box Rock\BoxRockuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Box Rock

Program executable:updateBoxRock.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Box Rock\updateBoxRock.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BoxRockbho.dll - Box Rock
  • BoxRockUn.exe
  • BoxRockUninstall.exe
  • updateBoxRock.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BoxRockbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Box Rock' with the class of {464deeb8-b74f-4117-b8ec-e42f4028f3d1}.
  • updateBoxRock.exe runs as a service named 'Update Box Rock' (Update Box Rock).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • updateBoxRock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Box Rock\updateBoxRock.exe'.

How do I remove Box Rock?

You can uninstall Box Rock 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Box Rock, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Box Rock.
  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 Box Rock you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.90%
Windows 10 33.97%
Windows XP 3.85%
Windows Vista 1.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.45%
Windows 7 Professional 18.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.19%
Windows 8.1 14.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.39%
  India 7.27%
  Canada 4.24%
  Egypt 4.24%
  DZ 4.24%
  Greece 3.64%
  Indonesia 3.64%
  MA 3.64%
  Romania 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%
  Philippines 3.03%
  Iran 2.42%
  United Kingdom 2.42%
  IQ 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.88%
Dell 19.23%
Acer 15.38%
Lenovo 14.42%
ASUS 8.65%
Toshiba 6.73%
Samsung 1.92%
Sahara 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.83%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.83%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.89%
TOSHIBA Satellite E305 1.89%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.89%

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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