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Remove Ads by mySoftToday (Jun 2016 update)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as mySoftToday virus, mySoftToday adware | Type: Adware

Is mySoftToday a dangerous application?

The cause of excessive advertising might be hidden in the MySoftToday virus which recently invaded your computer. This potentially unwanted program is regarded as adware. There are many similar programs, including OneSoftPerDay or GamesDesktop. Though rarely this adware inflicts much damage, you should not let your guard down. The longer you keep this PUP on your computer, the higher is the chance that your computer will suffer from more annoying and bothersome effects. The least annoying of them might be mySoftToday redirect and the display of annoying advertisements. The worst of them – the covert installation of other programs. What is more, it is known that this app targets mainly Android users. We recommend concentrating on removal of this adware.

It is promoted on the official website as an application which assists you in finding needed and most useful Android applications. However, the reality is rather different. Occasionally, the application might make valuable suggestions. Nonetheless, with this feature, “side-effects” occur. More and more ads may start loading your computer as mySoftToday settles on the device. Note that these advertisements may also mislead you to the domains of suspicious origin. You might find yourself in gaming, advertising or gambling domains. The latter might disguise aggressive and destructive malware which lurks to infects computers. In order to minimize the risk of such assault, avoid surfing in those domains and instead remove this virus at once.

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Questions about Ads by mySoftToday

It’s an extremely annoying app that appears out of nowhere and floods web browsers with intrusive commercial offers nad banners that promote Android apps, as well as various services. Be very careful with all mySoftToday ads because they may trick you into installing unsafe programs. This virus is also associated with privacy violation because it is known for tracking non-personal information about the users. Scan your computer with an anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner , right after you notice My Soft Today.

The transmission of the adware

If you accidentally ran into the official website of MySoftToday, you might get tempted into downloading it from the main website. Alternatively, the adware may have appeared on the computer without your direct consent as well. It travels using free programs as bait. When you start installing a new movie streaming application or a pdf viewer, rarely a thought crosses your mind that the application might come with “bonus” programs. This bonus software is rarely useful at all. Broadly saying, it tricks people into installing it with popular free applications.

If you are interested in how you can prevent mySoftToday hijack in the future, the next time you are about to install a new program, Select “Advanced/Custom” settings. Do not click the “Next” button before you haven’t read all the installation instructions. The add-on with the adware might be hidden under “Terms of Use.” Only when you are sure that no add-ons sneak past the security program, start the installation wizard.

MySoftToday removal guide

As you can see, mySoftToday virus may cause a series of unwanted consequences. You can save time by using an anti-spyware program to eliminate the adware. The program will ensure that the PUP completely terminated. It will also proof-check your operating system for other potential threats. You can also remove it manually. Check the instructions given below. Keep in mind that this method will require more attention and time if you want to make sure that the adware is completely deleted.

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To remove mySoftToday ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of mySoftToday from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall mySoftToday and related programs
    Here, look for mySoftToday or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove mySoftToday from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for mySoftToday or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase mySoftToday from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for mySoftToday and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete mySoftToday removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall mySoftToday ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, mySoftToday should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate mySoftToday from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select mySoftToday and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete mySoftToday removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete mySoftToday from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select mySoftToday and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete mySoftToday removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of mySoftToday from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for mySoftToday or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete mySoftToday removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. Helen says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Too many pop-ups!

  2. Destiny says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Thats where the problem is. I wondered why my computer has been acting strange lately.

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