Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Remove/Get Rid of Search.Softonic.com Virus from IE/Firefox/Chrome

This unwanted website Search.Softonic.com replaces my homepage without my consent. This malicious domain is very stubborn. Every time I change the homepage setting by opening Internet options, Search.Softonic.com still recurs when I open my browser. It is out of my control. Can anyone help me get rid of it completely?

What is Search.Softonic.com Virus?

Search.Softonic.com Virus is regarded as a troublesome browser hijacker which aims at help its designers gain illegal profits by controlling your compromised computer wrongfully. This Search.Softonic.com virus can invade your computer unknowingly by exploiting the system loopholes. After then, it will perform a series of malicious activities on your infected computer. And it can get loaded automatically whenever you start the computer. Similar to Websearch.WebIsAwsome.info Virus and Start.Qone8.com virus, this Search.Softonic.com virus will make malicious modifications to the default settings of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox without asking you for permission. And your default homepage will be changed into Search.Softonic.com, and your default search engine will be replaced with its own site. You should be aware that the longer this dangerous virus stays inside your machine, the more troubles it will cause to you. For example, this Search.Softonic.com virus will constantly mislead your search results and some common links to its promoted websites. Besides, numerous sponsored links and commercial ads will be added to the result pages. Under this circumstance, this Search.Softonic.com virus will put your vulnerable computer at risk of being attacked by many other dangerous threats. You will be unable to do your work with your abnormal computer. To ensure your computer security, you should take quick actions to get rid of Search.Softonic.com from your affected machine now.

Search.Softonic.com Virus Screenshot:

Search.Softonic.com Virus will do much harm to the infected computer:

1) Search.Softonic.com Virus evades the detection of antivirus programs and hides itself deeply.
2) Search.Softonic.com Virus replaces your current homepage and search engine with its own site.
3) Search.Softonic.com Virus makes you upset about a range of unstoppable pop-up promotion ads.
4) Search.Softonic.com Virus gives rise to unexpected URL redirects which is out of your control.
5) Search.Softonic.com Virus causes your computer to run slowerer than usual and often freeze up.
6) Search.Softonic.com Virus downloads various hazardous viruses and malware from remote servers.
7) Search.Softonic.com Virus causes your privacy leaks and sends your financial details to hackers.

How to Remove Search.Softonic.com Virus from your PC?

1. Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 Key before Windows launches. Use the arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then hit ENTER Key to continue.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open Windows Task Manager and end  Search.Softonic.com process.

3. Go to Computer Control Panel from Start menu and open Folder Options. Click View and then tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.

4. Press Winkey+R together then enter “regedit” to start your registry editor. Delete the following registry keys.

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rav7.exe

5. Delete the following and related system files.

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Roaming

Note: Search.Softonic.com virus is rather stubborn and malicious. It requests certain computer skills when you dealing with it in manual way. Any incident action could lead your machine to a more terrible situation.

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