Softonic is a potentially unwanted application, which can easily infiltrate computer without user’s permission asked. As soon as it does that, it settles down on all Internet browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, and starts offering its services when user starts its browsing session on the Internet. You should never use its search box and website search.softonic.com because it tends to show altered search results that can easily reroute you to commercial or malicious website. Besides, according to many PC users, it’s really hard to get rid of anything what is associated to Softonic Toolbar. Clearly, this is one of the latest examples of aggressive marketing, which is used to promote this useless search engine. You should have no doubt that you must remove Softonic Toolbar from your computer.
HOW CAN I GET Softonic ON MY COMPUTER?
Softonic toolbar is distributed using unfair marketing technique or you can install it consciously from the sites that promote it. When it comes to unfair marketing, it usually relies on freeware and shareware and gets on its target PC as a ‘component’. As soon as it is installed, it drops its own add-on and extensions and shows up on all Internet browsers. Please, avoid Softonic because it is not created for improving your web search activities! Instead of that, it will cause altered search results and will redirect you to malicious websites. Be aware that you may also be forced to enter a hacked site that promotes various malware. If you haven’t installed Softonic Toolbar but you have it on your computer, you should uninstall it without any delay. Use this guide for that:
HOW TO REMOVE Softonic?
If you haven't installed Softonic Toolbar, it is recommended to remove it from the system. First thing, which has to be done, is scanning computer with updated anti-spyware. In this case, we recommend using STOPzilla or SpyHunter and eliminating all infected files that will be reported.
After that, check Add/Remove Programs list and uninstall this program. For that go 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button if you see Softonic Toolbar in the list.
In addition, follow these steps to fix your browsers:
- Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
- Here, look for Softonic and click 'uninstall'.
Besides, change your default search provider to Google or the one you like.
- Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’.
- Find Softonic and click ‘Uninstall’.
Change the homepage to the one you like.
- Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions.
- Here, look for Softonic extension and get rid of it by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
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