”I have installed SoccerInferno toolbar to my computer. It looked like a fun tool to access soccer-related articles. However, my default homepage was replaced with Ask.com search engine, and I am strongly disappointed with it because it initiates a lot of annoying redirects to suspicious web pages. How can I remove it from my computer?”
What is SoccerInferno and how does it work?
SoccerInferno is a deceptive application, which belongs to the potentially unwanted programs’ (PUP) group. It is also classified as a potentially unwanted application. The official website of this program claims that you will be able to ”access to FIFA®, ESPN® and more for up-to-the-minute scores, stats, news, and video.” No matter what this application promises to you, it hardly functions as promised. Because this program is labeled as adware, the aim of it is to advertise its sponsors’ websites. For that, it will install various extensions to your browser and also change your homepage to Ask.com page. Moreover, this application is capable of monitoring your browsing history and search terms used; later, this information may be shared with third-party partners.
This PUP is developed by a well-known developer for the production of hundreds of similar toolbars and PUPs. It gains pay-per-click revenue for every click users make on the redirecting links that lead to it’s partners websites. You should know that such links can be injected into your Ask.com search results; that is why you should not trust this search engine. On top of that, some of the SoccerInferno redirects may lead you to potentially dangerous websites, and sometimes even one click on an unreliable link is enough to initiate an execution of a computer threat.
How could SoccerInferno infiltrate my computer?
SoccerInferno can be downloaded from its official website, SoccerInferno(dot)com. However, commonly this unreliable application gets installed together with other legitimate programs, and you may not notice that. Developers of this application tend to bundle their product with other apps to spread it seamlessly. However, you should not worry – there is a way to prevent such shady applications. All you have to do is to be more cautious when installing new programs, and especially free ones. You should skip the ”default” and ”standard” installation modes and choose ”advanced” or ”custom” instead. These options allow to refuse unwanted optional downloads. If you have already installed this computer parasite, and you wish to remove it, read below.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of SoccerInferno can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How can I uninstall SoccerInferno?
There are two ways how you can get rid of SoccerInferno – you can delete it with a help of an anti-malware program, or you can uninstall it yourself. You should know that a reliable security tool for your computer is essential if you do not want to allow such programs to slither into it. However, if you want to remove it manually, our PC security experts have provided step-by-step removal instructions below this article.
- Uninstall programs that are related to SoccerInferno from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for SoccerInferno and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (SoccerInferno, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.