What is Softonic Toolbar?

Softonic Toolbar is search hijacker which is installed and integrates into your browser (Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox) without your consent. Softonic Toolbar can change your homepage. Softonic Toolbar search quality can not compare to Yandex and Google. Softonic Toolbar gets access to all data and settings of your web browser. Simply put, it makes your computer vulnerable and allows the installation of another malware content. If you do not remove Softonic Toolbar right now, you can be sure that sooner or later the condition of your PC will be a critical.

softonic toolbar

How is Softonic Toolbar installed on your PC?

How it gets into PC? Softonic Toolbar comes bundled an another freeware from popular sites like softportal.com, softpedia, soft32, etc. To avoid penetration of Softonic Toolbar just carefully read the conditions of freeware installation and disagree for the installation of strangers components. Never leave your personal data in it.

How to remove Softonic Toolbar from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the Softonic Toolbar and search will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Softonic Toolbar in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. You can try to use them for removing Softonic Toolbar.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Softonic Toolbar

Or uninstall Softonic Toolbar manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Softonic Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Softonic Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Softonic Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Softonic Toolbar from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Softonic Toolbar.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Softonic Toolbar.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Softonic Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects
Value: Softonic Toolbar
Data: {5018CFD2-804D-4C99-9F81-25EAEA2769DE}

Then remove following files:


softonicsrv.exe
SoftonicApp.dll
SoftonicEng.dll
SoftonicTlbr.dll
uninstall.exe
escortShld.dll

And these folders


C:Program FilesSoftonic

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

mozilla firefox logo Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

internet explorer logo Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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