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Should I remove Genius Box?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,250
United States Rank #19,893
Reach 0.0033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.75 days
789.22 days >
Average installed length: 414.68 days


1.0.13 12.12%
1.0.12 27.27%
1.0.9 50.00%
1.0.8 4.55%
1.0.7 6.06%

Other programs by TGF Interactive

Genius Box

What is Genius Box?

Genius Box is a potentially unwanted program. You are recommended to remove it from your PC. It displays popup and banner ads within the user's web browser and labeled as "About this Genius Box ad" and "TGF Interactive". The software uses various methods to interact with the user's web browser such as a BHO for Internet Explorer. It also will plug into Google Chrome and Firefox through a plugin.

About  (from TGF Interactive)

Genius Box is a downloadable application that is designed to enhance your search experience. With Genius Box installed, you can quickly and easily view the most relevant search results from all your favorite websites and search engines without having to open additional windows / tabs, or going to multiple sites and the...  Read more


The most used version is 1.0.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is TGFInteractive.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,451,968 bytes).
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
Genius Box 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

URL: www.geniusbox.net
Help link: geniusbox.net/faqs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TGF Interactive\Genius Box\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{554744CD-09EB-4CD3-AF86-B10E89BEF6DA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Genius Box

Program module:TGFInteractive.dll
Name:Genius Box for Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\TGF Interactive\Genius Box\TGFInteractive.dll
Additional files:
  • TGFInteractive.dll - Genius Box for Internet Explorer
  • GeniusBox.crx
  • geniusbox.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TGFInteractive.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Genius Box' with the class of {709F3BE5-C718-4B6D-843C-95E8BE0E5E4A}.

How do I remove Genius Box?

You can uninstall Genius 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Genius Box, 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 Genius 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 Genius Box you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 13.64%
Windows Vista 10.61%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 4.62%
Windows 8 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.30%
  France 0.93%
  Iran 0.93%
  Italy 0.93%
  United Kingdom 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.09%
Dell 24.56%
Acer 14.04%
ASUS 7.02%
Toshiba 7.02%
Sony 5.26%
Sahara 1.75%
Samsung 1.75%
Intel 1.75%
Gateway 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.00%
ASUSTeK K53E 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 620s 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.33%

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Stan@ (Expert)over a year ago
Genius Box is identical to the other browser add-on created by TGF Interactive called The Genius Factory.