What is Music Box Toolbar?
Music Box Toolbar is yet another application that may seem useful at first glance, but it really is not. The program is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It promises to offer users free music, listening to radio online, as well as providing them with lyrics. However useful this program may look we do not recommend having it on your system for a number of reasons. If it already is on your computer, then you should look into removing it as soon as possible.
Why is it bad?
Music Box Toolbar is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. Moreover, some security specialists classify it as a browser hijacker. This means that it is able to change the default search engine on your browser, as well as the home page. Now, there are a couple of ways through which Music Box Toolbar can be installed: users can either download it themselves, or it can be bundled with other applications, which can result in it being installed without permission by users, or without them noticing. This is very suspicious behavior.
Once installed, the program will change your browser’s settings. It will also start generating pop-up advertisements and redirecting you suddenly to unknown websites. It goes without saying that these websites should not be trusted. Developers of programs such as Music Box Toolbar do not run background checks on the websites they promote. This means that any website can be advertised, even malicious ones. What is more, the ads that you will be presented with will seem very tempting to click on. Even more so as the toolbar will be able to collect data such as your search terms, browsing history, it will be able to access your cookies, etc. All of this in order to present ads that are relevant to your interests. Clicking on these advertisements is not a good idea. As we have already mentioned, there is no telling to what website you will be transferred. Landing on a malicious web page will immediately put your system’s security at risk. The least you can do to avoid this is to remove Music Box Toolbar from your computer as soon as possible.
How to remove Music Box Toolbar?
You can always remove this program the same way that you would remove any other application. Keep in mind that other applications may have infiltrated your PC alongside Music Box Toolbar, or because of its activities. So it is possible that you have other potentially unwanted applications or even malware on your system. Removing them is also key in ensuring that all of the information that you store on the PC is safe. If you cannot identify the intruders or are in any other way unable to deal with the unwanted programs yourself, we encourage you to invest in a reliable security program. This will prevent any potentially harmful or malicious programs from entering your PC. This is a sure to keep your computer fully safe.
Since Music Box Toolbar is not itself malicious, you can install it the way you would any other program. Just go to Control Panel, then go to the Add/Remove Program (Windows XP, Vista) or Uninstall Program (Win 7, 8.x) panel. Then find all programs you do not want and uninstall them.
You may also have to change the settings on your browsers manually. This includes the default search engine and home page. If you still have problems after, resetting the browser’s settings, then go to the extensions menu on your browser, and remove any unwanted add-ons. This should fix all of your problems. Of course, if you use a reliable security tool, all of these things will be fixed automatic.