Outobox Description

Outobox is often referred mistakenly as a virus because of its association with pop-up advertisements on affected computers. Outobox is a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program, and Outobox is often bundled with free software downloaded from questionable websites. PUPs associated with Outobox may affect the most popular Web browsers on the Windows operating system, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Outobox is usually installed as a Web browser extension, plug-in or add-on.

How Outobox Works

As soon as Outobox is installed, this PUP may make changes to your Web browser and computer settings. These changes allow Outobox to display various types of advertisements on the affected Web browser. Security analysts have associated Outobox with a variety of advertisement types, including pop-up advertisements, in-text advertisements, sliding and drop-down advertisements and banners. Outobox may also add advertisements, coupons and discounts to retail websites like Walmart or eBay. The most common types of Outobox advertisements appear as pop-ups from the bottom right corner of the Web browser window. These particular advertisements contain targeted content and a menu that claims to contain a 'Trust Rating' and a percentage. Outobox may interfere with your online searches and may also add banners and additional drop-down tabs and menus to retail websites. These supposed coupons lead to suspicious websites associated with Outobox itself. Targeted links contained in Outobox pop-ups are called 'Topic Torch' by this PUP's developer and are identified by a Web browser tab colored blue, green or white. Advertisements associated with Outobox may contain the text 'Ads by Outobox' and a link to the Outobox.net advertisement platform.

If you are experiencing problems associated with Outobox, Outobox should be uninstalled at once. To ensure that your Web browser was not exposed to unwanted content, use a reliable security program to scan your computer. It may be necessary to undo harmful changes manually made by Outobox to your Web browser or computer settings.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Outobox creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\outobox\updateoutobox.exe 66,840 c32836ca0d51f35b01bf03462483979f 398
2 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fjpdnoojnohifgekbkmnfbiobhcbedka 56
3 %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fjpdnoojnohifgekbkmnfbiobhcbedka 55
4 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fjpdnoojnohifgekbkmnfbiobhcbedka 54
5 %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fjpdnoojnohifgekbkmnfbiobhcbedka 53
6 %ProgramFiles%\outobox 52
7 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\outobox 51

Registry Details

Outobox creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{30f06672-0e95-41a9-80cb-dee386af99ad}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{30f06672-0e95-41a9-80cb-dee386af99ad}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update outobox
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update outobox
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Util outobox
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Util outobox
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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