What is CandyBox?

CandyBox is a potentially unwanted software that comes on your PC without yours consent. CandyBox hijacks your browser, it can modify the browser settings and change the homepage. CandyBox also can modify the search results and redirect user to ad sites. This program deals with the dissemination of advertisements. CandyBox displays coupons and banners with a ton of ads. Many of the proposals of this program does not real, that’s why users risk spending money for nothing. CandyBox created to make money, it’s a useless program. In addition, this program can collect your personal data and transmit it to third parties. CandyBox can become a conduit for other malicious programs. This is not a virus, but this program can deliver a lot of trouble, so we recommended you to remove it right now.

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How CandyBox gets on your PC?

CandyBox refers to the number of potentially unwanted software. These programs come on a computer without the user’s consent. Typically, PUP penetrates a computer bundled with free software, such as players, converters or archivers, and so on. Malware can be hidden in the Download manager or Installation Manager. You need to remember a few simple things to protect your PC against the penetration of potentially unwanted programs. Always follow the installation process carefully. Also, you must choose the “Advanced” or “Full” installation type in order to see the hidden elements of the installation. Don’t press the “Next” if you aren’t sure in any component of the program. Read reviews about this program and use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove CandyBox.

How to remove CandyBox from your computer?

To uninstall CandyBox remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have CandyBox in their database. You can try to use them for removing CandyBox.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove CandyBox

Or uninstall CandyBox manually.

Step 1: Remove CandyBox from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CandyBox.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find CandyBox and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find CandyBox, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate CandyBox and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove CandyBox from your browser.

Step 2: Remove CandyBox from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find CandyBox.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose CandyBox.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable CandyBox.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of CandyBox:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

CandyBox.dll

Remove following folders

C:\ProgramData\CandyBox

Written by Rami Douafi

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