What is RecommendationBox?

RecommendationBox is a potentially unwanted program that comes into your computer without yours consent. RecommendationBox hijacks your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). It can modify the browser settings and change the homepage. RecommendationBox also can modify the search results and redirect user to ad sites. This program deals with the dissemination of advertisements. RecommendationBox displays coupons and banners with a ton of ads with signature “Ads by RecommendationBox”. Many of the proposals of this program doesn’t real, because of it, users risk spending money for nothing. RecommendationBox created to make money, it’s a useless program. In addition, this program can collect your personal data and transmit it to third parties. Also, it analyzes the browsing history to select ads that will interest you most of all. RecommendationBox 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 RecommendationBox gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If RecommendationBox has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove RecommendationBox from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as RecommendationBox.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove RecommendationBox

Or uninstall RecommendationBox manually.

Step 1: Remove RecommendationBox from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find RecommendationBox.
  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 RecommendationBox 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 RecommendationBox, 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 RecommendationBox 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 RecommendationBox from your browser.

Step 2: Remove RecommendationBox from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find RecommendationBox.
  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 RecommendationBox.
  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 RecommendationBox.
  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 RecommendationBox:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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