My Utility Box is the disguise malware! Developers used this for their personal benefits. Once installed in your system, your default web browser will be changed to My Utility Box New Tab Search. Whether knowingly or not this browser hijacker extension modifies the searches in the affected system. Installed through malicious advertisements or software bundling, it will leave you surprised about where they came from.
Although they pretend to be just extensions, however they are adware in reality. Their primary work is to pop ads while you surf the web. After the successful infiltration, it will use the Yahoo search to show your search results. The principal motive is to generate advertisement revenue.
Eventually, it starts monitoring your traffic and records your browsing habits. This data is then transferred to hackers for hazardous purposes. Hence, be cautious before clicking on any unwanted or suspicious links.
|Name||My Utility Box|
|Targeted Bowser||Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox|
The major reason for this browser virus is the reckless behavior and poor knowledge of the users. Although My Utility Box is an official website, however it infiltrates the system without your knowledge.
Pop up ads and Bundling are the two major gateways which are used by the developers to proliferate this browser hijacker. Bundling refers to the cautious installation of third party applications with the regular software. Hence, the hackers hide the bundled programs in various sections of the installation process. “Advanced/Custom Settings” is one example to hide such bundled applications.
Due to the careless behavior, users often rush these steps. Sometimes, users click on links without understanding it. As a result, they often expose their system to risks like Browser Hijacker.
Installed through bundled software or malware, the first and foremost step is to scan your system. If detected, you should delete it instantly.
In case, if it is successfully installed in your system, it will immediately capture the following browsers:
As per the privacy policies, it may collect your personal or even non – personal information. Personal information may include:
The other information collected is about the services you use. It may include:
Even your location could be traced by these cyber criminals. The information collected will be retained by the developers
Removing the extension from Google Chrome
Removing the extension from Mozilla Firefox
Removing the extension from Internet Explorer
Restarting Mozilla Firefox
Restarting Google Chrome
Restarting Internet Explorer
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