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Remove SoftPlanet Update Manager ads (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Easy Removal Guide

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

What should you do when you see SoftPlanet Update Manager alerts?

The main behavior of SoftPlanet Update Manager virus is a tendency to generate related advertisements and notifications. Needless to say that constantly popping up messages highly diminish the overall browser performance. In fact, these alerts are generated by adware program[1]. Looking at technical specifications, adware-type programs do not pose a significant threat to a computer. Nonetheless, the longer they reside on the system, the more frustrated you might become. In other words, continuously emerging pop-ups bother your browser quickly and effectively. SoftPlanet Update Manager ads may also cause trouble by misinforming you about the state of your software. They might be the result of the program which takes care of software updates. Entrusting your system to a shady tool may cause more problems than bringing benefit. Therefore, we present the key cons of this app. Do not waste time and remove SoftPlanet Update Manager.

There are two explanations why you keep seeing “Ads by SoftPlanet Update Manager.” Firstly, you may have either previously installed the application known as Soft Planet Update Manager or your device has been corrupted with other potentially unwanted programs which promote this application. These ads [2] might be the result of the retargeting technique as well[3]. In short, the essence of this marketing technology lies in tracking potential customers with the help of spying tools[4]. These elements are placed in their browser which results in displaying relevant add-ons. The advertisers track users to other domains. Constantly appearing the same sort of commercial offers increases the risk of users clicking on them. Likewise, SoftPlanet Update Manager alerts might be bothering you as well.

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SoftPlanet Update Manager ads attempt you to foist this application.

In most of the cases, they promote the program which supposedly manages the update processes of your crucial programs for you. Taking into consideration the origin and the key aim of this tool, it is questionable whether it can be meet your expectations. Since it is promoted in such intrusive way, there are also doubts what updates it may install. In short, it may falsely alert you with outdated programs and install unreliable or corrupted updates of legitimate software. Note that it may also promote the installation of other less-known products such as PC optimizers and registry repair tools. They hardly increase the productivity of your device but rather might make it more vulnerable to virtual threats. When SoftPlanet Update Manager redirect activates, exit all emerged windows. These redirect windows might mislead you to potentially insecure domains. Thus, concentrate on SoftPlanet Update Manager removal. Install Reimage Reimage Cleaner to help you delete it.

When did this adware settle on my PC?

If you are wondering when or how SoftPlanet Update Manager hijack took place, let us briefly introduce how such adware occupies your device. Potentially unwanted programs pave their way into netizens’ devices when they install free applications. It is common sense that few users pay attention to the installation wizard. As a result, they miss add-ons placed under “Recommended” settings. Despite what program you download, select “Custom” settings and then remove the checkmarks from all unwanted add-ons. Likewise, you will be able to evade installing insecure and even fraudulent programs.

Quick SoftPlanet Update Manager elimination solution

There are two ways to remove SoftPlanet Update Manager virus. Eliminate it manually or with the assistance of an anti-spyware application. The latter method is more convenient and less time-consuming since the program locates all elements of the adware and then deletes. Manual SoftPlanet Update Manager removal takes more time since you have to go through the steps by yourself. Precisely follow each command not to leave any important detail. Once in a while, review the list of your system applications and browser plug-ins[5].

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To remove SoftPlanet Update Manager ads, follow these steps:

Remove SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager and related programs
    Here, look for SoftPlanet Update Manager 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'

Erase SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager 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'

Get rid of SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate SoftPlanet Update Manager ads from Microsoft Edge

If you suspect that there are left some elements, try the advanced SoftPlanet Update Manager removal method.

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, SoftPlanet Update Manager should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager 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 SoftPlanet Update Manager removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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