Home Malware Programs Adware Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser


Posted: June 2, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 17,057
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 162
First Seen: June 2, 2014
Last Seen: August 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser is adware that may generate and show disturbing pop-up advertisements and notifications in a Web browser pertaining to the PC user's surfing routine when the computer user is visiting various potentially commercial websites. The Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser ads and notifications may signify that the computer system is affected by adware or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser may be distributed and install itself onto the computer system as an extra tool packaged with numerous freeware, which computer users can download and install from the Internet. Freeware may often include additional programs, which may be unnecessary for the computer user. Therefore, when the PC user installs any free application, he should carefully follow what he is going to install together with the desired application that he has selected. Upon installation, Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser may highlight words on the websites that are visited by computer users replacing them with hyperlinks. The Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser links may be embedded within the text, and may come with a double underline to make them different from common links.