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.
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:
If you haven't installed Softonic Toolbar, it is recommended to remove it from the system. For that, follow these steps to fix your browsers:
You can remove Softonic automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Softonic and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Softonic or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Softonic from Windows shortcuts
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
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Information added: 08/14/14 04:57;
information updated: 08/14/14 04:57