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Boxo Search

Posted: June 15, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 241
First Seen: June 15, 2015
Last Seen: August 19, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Boxo Search is classified a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that exhibits browser hijacking capabilities. Users often install unwanted applications such as Boxo Search unintentionally when downloading free applications. Adware developers often bundle their products and PUPs with non-harmful pieces of software to get a higher delivery rate. Once installed, Boxo Search is capable of hijacking your entire browser. Boxo Search may alter your default homepage and search engine. Low-level search engines such as Boxo Search are known to display manipulated search results that are full of annoying advertisements. Users are not advised to rely on search results provided by Boxo Search as low-level search engine providers are often supported by third-parties that require advertising materials. To remove Boxo Search from your homepage and search engine by default, it is advised to run a full system scan with a trustworthy anti-malware tool.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\Boxosearch.exeSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Boxo-searchSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Boxosearch

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
The following URL's were detected: