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SoundCloud Downloader. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as SoundCloud Downloader virus, SoundCloud Downloader ads | Type: Adware

SoundCloud Downloader is not considered a virus or a malware. However, we have some questions about this program. Officially, this program is designed to help you find and download music from the SoundCloud platform. According to its developers, “SoundCloud Downloader is the easiest way to download songs directly to your computer. You can download any song on SoundCloud. Just click and download high quality mp3 files.”. Seems useful and legit, right? The truth is that creators of this program fail to reveal the entire truth about their product. SoundCloud Downloader may be bundled with a couple of dubious extensions and potentially unwanted programs, such as SurfTastic, Awesome hp virus and some other questionable search engines that hijack systems and initiate redirects to unknown sites. If you downloaded SoundCloud Downloader on your computer and noticed that your default search engine or start page was replaced to Awesomehp, you know what we mean.

How can SoundCloud Downloader appear on my PC?

SoundCloud Downloader is available at many legitimate and reliable sites, such as cnet, Mozilla Add-ons, Mac Update and many official websites, such as soundcloud-download(dot)com and similar. In most of the cases, its clients are people who use SoundCloud music streaming platform and want to download tracks from it. However, just like we have already mentioned, these people are getting more than they have ever wanted. If you want to avoid Awesome HP virus and other PUPs, you must monitor the whole installation process of this program. However, we must mention that if you try reading its Terms and Conditions, it may take you up to a couple of days because the whole agreement section contains roughly about nineteen thousand words. Who has time for reading this? Moreover, some of its policies are also strange and misleading: “…we would like to install on your machine the following program that uses your CPU for virtual currency mining and other computational activities when it is idle / standby…”. So, installing this program may allow its owners to use your PC power resources in order to mine virtual currency. We strongly recommend thinking before installing such programs as SoundCloud Downloader. If you have already installed it on your machine, you should take time to think whether you really need it.

How to remove SoundCloud Downloader from my PC?

If you care about your PC's security, you should remove SoundCloud Downloader from the system. In most of the cases, it can be done in a traditional way. However, you should also don't forget to uninstall all additional apps that are typically installed in a bundle with SoundCloud Downloader. For that you can use these steps:

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SoundCloud Downloader snapshot
SoundCloud Downloader snapshot

To remove SoundCloud Downloader, follow these steps:

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Uninstall SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader and related programs
    Here, look for SoundCloud Downloader 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'
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Get rid of SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader 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'
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Delete SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase SoundCloud Downloader 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, SoundCloud Downloader should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader 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 SoundCloud Downloader removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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