Title: FreeSoftToday
Type: Adware

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Removal instructions

Severity scale:FreeSoftToday severity is 11  (11 / 100)

FreeSoftToday is one of these programs that have many different labels: some PC security experts identify it as 'potentially unwanted program' or adware, others say that it's a virus. In fact, we could find several antivirus programs that have already decided to include FreeSoftToday to their data base. It seems that this decision was made because of program's unfair distribution method and annoying activity on its affected devices. If you noticed continuous redirects on your browser, annoying pop-up advertisements and other unexpected things, you should check your computer for FreeSoftToday because it might be that this program managed to infiltrate it. Note that it can appear not only on those machines that run Windows OS. It can also show up on machines that run OS X, iOS, and Android.


FreeSoftToday is mostly distributed in a bundle with freeware and shareware. In order to avoid this app, you have to pay more attention to the installation process of such programs. Typically, you should find the check mark that agrees to install FreeSoftToday and deselect it. This can be done by choosing Custom or Advanced installation method of the freeware. If this program has already infiltrated your machine, we gues that you see continuous ads that are typically filled with information about various offers, coupons and discounts. Be sure that no matter how trustworthy they look, they are displayed for money making. We don't recommend leaving FreeSoftToday on the system.


If you noticed continuous pop-up notifications from FreeSoftToday, you should waste no time and check your computer with updated anti-spyware. For that we recommend using: STOPzilla, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes Anti MalwareOnce you finish a scan, follow these steps and make sure that there are no leftovers of this program left:

You can also follow this guide and get rid of this adware manually:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for FreeSoftToday and similar unknown entries and select 'Uninstall/Change' if you see such entry.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Now, fix each of your browsers with a help of these steps:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall FreeSoftToday and similar entries that may be unknown for you.
  2. Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find FreeSoftToday and similar unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions. Here, look for FreeSoftToday or similar extension and get rid of it by clicking on the Recycle Bin. 
  2. Click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to google or other. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.

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Geolocation of FreeSoftToday:

This map reveals the prevalence of FreeSoftToday. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: France.

QR code for FreeSoftToday removal instructions:

FreeSoftToday qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like FreeSoftToday are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall FreeSoftToday right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-04-15 06:45:30
Information updated: 2014-04-15 06:45:30

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Hi, I managed to remove FREESOFTTODAY from my compter, however after dropping it and getting it fixed it seemed to go back to an older setting and it was installed again, and this time when i went to uninstall it the message: Message file: "C:/Program files/fst_au_4/unins000.msg" is missing. PLease correct the porblem or obtain a new copy of the program"
What does this mean and how to i uninstall it again? Thanks
I deleted it but once in a while it tells me to update it. What do I do?
Eric M.
I removed the software two times, and the second time it was under a file name "ast_us_39" or something similar. But before I removed it the second time I did a file search for "freesofttoday" and the name of the second install. When a folder popped up, it had a file within with a ".cyl" file in it. I deleted it permanently and proceeded with the uninstall. I thought it was gone for good, but recently I briefly saw the icon appear in my status bar, then disappear. Is that bad? I swear to god I saw it. I havent seen it since but this is quite scary to see. Any recommendations???
Alejandro P.
Ive deleted freesofttoday every day for the past week and a half cause it keeps reinstalling at around 5 pm I need a permanent solution
What i noticed is a fst_ folder in my users/(my name cause its my folder) then in local inside there that is where the freesoft is comming from but it is constantly running in the backround so tou have to go to task manager and then click advanced and end all backround tasks then it will let u delete it

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