How to remove (uninstall) Softonicstart.com

In this article we'll explain you everything about an advertising program, called Softonicstart.com. If you know what is browser hijacker or adware - you may skip this part and go to the removal tips and delete this malicious tool. If you haven't faced with this kind of software before - believe, this tool really isn't good choice to keep in your system. It has no good functions, as far as it was developed only to earn money to online-criminals, and to annoy its victims. Have you mentioned the enormous amount of advertising on all websites, or the switched homepage? Don't you think that it's strange that the pre-set search system is switched to the unknown website, and it opens every time when you launch the browser? These are the red flags of adware’s presence on your PC and if you noticed them – your machine is in danger.

What is Softonicstart.com

Softonicstart.com

Hackers don't make undesired programs just to annoy you, and every adware has precise goals. But, the real purpose of Softonicstart.com doesn't match with the declared ones. Usually, the description of each unwanted tool declares that it will be highly helpful. 95% of adware promise to support in web-browsing. Search for deals, sales and discounts on the Internet, supervising the activity of friends in social networks and help in the finding of recent games, music or movies - that's the most prevalent functions of advertising programs. The most important thing you should do when you want to install some program - to figure out, is it really helpful? Haven't you thought about why are all adware descriptions so blurred? The "faster", "better" or "safer" search on the Internet is a brilliant sample of suchlike feature, as these options are very vague and they're very to trace. So, advertising software are completely useless, and is just consuming space in the computer's memory? Of course not!! This software performs a highly significant function, - to help hackers to receive thousands of dollars per day on gullible users.

 

Inexperienced users say that almost all viruses have no distinct aim. It's pretty reasonable, right? Hacker thinks about you, struggling to uninstall his unwanted program right now, and the feeling is really good! This was a joke, of course. The viruses always have a purpose, and even if the task isn't clear - you will know when it will be achieved. For example, the continuous showing of dozens of advertising on each website is not accidental. All these ads are generated to make money on clicks. Simply stated, promotional services are paid based on the number of clicks made on the advertisement, or the amount of referrals from pop-up to the web-site. All advertising program's actions are targeted at persuading you pass the link. Yet if you don't take interest in hacker's proposals - the click may still be done, at least to close an uncomfortable intrusive ad. The system doesn't want to know in which way the click was done, and online-criminals will receive their money both for the decent click and for the random one. Here we see that numbers beat quality, as scammers create lots of trashy advertising tools that spam with annoying ads. Confiding user can think that suchlike advertisement is good, and search for something worthwhile among these proposals, making hundreds of referrals daily. Reputable AV-software vendors and tech-support forums get thousands of complaints on Softonicstart.com, so swindlers are doing pretty good money on it.

Methods to remove Softonicstart.com

Actually, there is another feature in Softonicstart.com which in the long perspective can bring huge damage to your PC. This consequence is Softonicstart.com's power to change the controls of user's browser on purpose to distribute ads more effective which makes it extremely assailable against all threats. Adware switches the default search engine and the web-address of the home page, and also turns off options that are responsible for blocking of advertising and for denying of malicious downloads. Suchlike changes clash with the basic principles of Internet security, and make the browser very vulnerable to all types of malicious programs. The undesired software will clog your system, because user helps it to do so. You have only one method to stop ads and protect your system from viral danger - to delete Softonicstart.com.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Softonicstart.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Softonicstart.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Softonicstart.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

Hackers use two main methods of adware spread: the placing on the malicious web-sites and bundled installation with free programs. The "website" method may be easily avoided: you should only visit web-pages which are totally safe, and appear on the first positions in the search results. In addition, listen to the notifications that your browser and anti-virus show. Second technique isn't related to websites: you have to be aware of it only if you are installing some software. This method is based on user's trustfulness and the bad habit to press OK before you know what you are agreeing with. The installation helper is modified to suggest you to get extra programs except the needed one. In some editions you just cannot uncheck the boxes, and in some - there's no notification about additional software. You need to understand that: if Softonicstart.com had penetrated your system through bundled installation, there probably are other adware or malware. So, when you see the option among “safe install” and “installation for experienced users” – pick the second variant. This will let you to choose which tool you are going to install and what you don’t.

Softonicstart.com removal tool

The hand uninstall of Softonicstart.com requires approximately 5-7 minutes, and might be made even by not experienced user. Notwithstanding the fact that elimination in manual manner is very plain, it has several weaknesses, compared to the software deletion through anti-malware program. Manual elimination is really safe and absolutely toll-free, in case of heavy infection you just can't uninstall the malware manually. AV-tool is the wisest choice for those people who want to minimize the amount of efforts spent on the security of their PCs. Spyhunter anti-viral software is designed to remove such software as Softonicstart.com, and easily copes with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Softonicstart.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Softonicstart.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Softonicstart.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Softonicstart.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Softonicstart.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Softonicstart.com" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Softonicstart.com from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Softonicstart.com and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Softonicstart.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Softonicstart.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Softonicstart.com from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Softonicstart.com from the browser

How to remove Softonicstart.com from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Softonicstart.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Softonicstart.com from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Softonicstart.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Softonicstart.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Softonicstart.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Softonicstart.com from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Softonicstart.com and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Softonicstart.com from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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