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Should I remove GeniusBox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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What is GeniusBox?

GeniusBox is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.

According to the GeniusBox terms, "The Software interacts with your computer by converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Software, and whether an updated version of the Software is available; monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named GeniusBox.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
GeniusBox has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: GeniusBox
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\GeniusBoxBHO
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\GeniusBoxBHO\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by GeniusBox

Program module:GeniusBox.dll
Additional files:
  • GeniusBox.dll - GeniusBox
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GeniusBox.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GeniusBox' with the class of {919497B5-C978-4929-929F-1B686624F71C}.

How do I remove GeniusBox?

You can uninstall GeniusBox 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 GeniusBox, 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 GeniusBox.
  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 GeniusBox you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 10 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1047c 25.00%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 25.00%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 25.00%


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