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Should I remove GadgetBox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,415
United States Rank #19,445
Reach 0.0294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.54 days
812.56 days >
Average installed length: 426.94 days


1.0 100.00%


What is GadgetBox?

GadgetBox Toolbar (also an Sprotector variant) is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) Windows Gadget plugin.

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It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is gadgetBoxTB.dll. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.26 MB (1,324,174 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: GadgetBox
Help link: www.gboxapp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GadgetBox
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GadgetBox\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GadgetBox

Program module:gadgetBoxTB.dll
Name:GadgetBox Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\GadgetBox\gadgetBoxTB.dll
Additional files:
  • gadgetBoxTB.dll - GadgetBox Toolbar for Internet Explorer (GadgetBox Toolbar For Internet Explorer)
  • gadgetBoxTB_new.dll
  • sprotector.dll - SProtector 1.66.1133
  • searchInstaller.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • Assistant.dll
  • Assistant_x64.dll
  • AssistantSvc.dll
  • jquery.js
  • psupport.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • gadgetBoxTB.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'GagetBox' with a class of {3B81079D-2AC9-425f-A494-A1C7D93AFA3C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • gadgetBoxTB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'GagetBox' with the class of {3B81079D-2AC9-425f-A494-A1C7D93AFA3C} (GadgetBox Toolbar).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • gadgetBoxTB.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'GagetBox' with a class of {3B81079D-2AC9-425f-A494-A1C7D93AFA3C} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • AssistantSvc.dll runs as a service named 'GBoxUpdater' (57da8c42).

How do I remove GadgetBox?

You can uninstall GadgetBox 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 GadgetBox, 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 GadgetBox.
  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 GadgetBox you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.36%
Windows Vista 7.60%
Windows 10 5.87%
Windows XP 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.17%
Windows 7 Professional 8.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.74%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.65%
Windows 8.1 1.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.06%
  Taiwan 6.73%
  Canada 4.11%
  United Kingdom 3.94%
  Brazil 3.28%
  Iran 3.28%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  Germany 3.28%
  Sweden 2.96%
  Italy 2.63%
  Indonesia 2.30%
  India 1.97%
  Spain 1.81%
  Belgium 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.72%
Dell 18.97%
Acer 17.44%
ASUS 10.51%
Toshiba 7.44%
Samsung 6.41%
Lenovo 3.33%
Sony 1.28%
MSI 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.90%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.95%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.95%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.95%

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