It’s horrible when a good app does not work properly anymore. Sure, the intentions are good, but sometimes things can go wrong, and the app gets ruined. So, what really happened to Showbox?
Showbox is an app that allows you to watch TV shows and movies for free. In HD. This thing doesn’t really happen, so that means a red flag. This app was that something that was too good to be true.
There were many complaints, and the most common was represented by the bugs, which made the app crash constantly. They solve the problem, and the app was, once again, ready for use. But, due to the fact that it’s sideloaded, it’s possible that it comes with malware. After some research, we found out that the app is a browser hijacker.
Once you used the app, cyber thieves were allowed to go through your system by using spam email attachments, malicious torrents, and, of course, porn sites. They can even mess with your PC or phone.
What happens to your computer after you install the app?
- you can lose your personal data and get problems with the security tools and your normal apps.
- you can get new viruses in the system
- you’ll have slower internet speed and slower browsing experience
- you’ll have slower device performance
Some people think that Showbox was designed to cause harm. To avoid this, you have to remove Showbox and all of its traces.
How to remove the app
It’s easy – all you have to do is to use anti-malware apps, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Plumbytes Anti-Malware. These kinds of apps automatically get rid of Showbox and any other program that can represent a danger to your device.
You can also do it by yourself, but it can take some time.
Tim M. Hill helped bring Digital-Overload from a weekly newsletter to a full-fledged news site by creating a new website and branding. He continues to assist in keeping the site responsive and well organized for the readers. As a writer to Digital-Overload, Tim mainly covers mobile news and gadgets.