Softonic Toolbar Removal Guide

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If you use softonic.com to install various add-ons and extensions, you may end up with Softonic Toolbar on all of the running browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once this happens, both the home page and the search engine are modified to search.softonic.com. Even though it may be surprising to see these configurations, you must note that they are optional, and you can change them during the chosen software installation. All in all, if you feel tricked or you simply do not find the extension useful, you may choose to delete Softonic Toolbar. The removal process is not extremely complicated; however, you definitely need time and focus to be successful.

Even though Softonic Toolbar is not always offered for you to install, you are always presented with the same End-User License Agreement. Here you are informed that the company (Softonic International) may implement HTTP cookies to track some of your personal information, for example, your IP address:

Softonic uses cookies and IP tracking. Softonic’s software and the Softonic’s site’s traffic analyzer use cookies and IP trackers to collect data for statistical purposes, including: date of first visit, number of visits, date of last visit, URL and domain, browser and screen resolution.

The toolbar is also related to third-party advertising which is why you should be extremely careful about the way your browser runs. Have you noticed any unauthorized modifications? Are you being redirected to suspicious adware sites? Do you see unfamiliar browser extensions running? These are the signs of illegal and dangerous activity, in which case you should employ automatic malware detection and removal tools to delete potentially running threats.

If you have not noticed malware activity, which you can check with a reliable spyware scanner, and want to remove Softonic Toolbar, you are more than welcome to use our manual removal instructions. Note that you can choose some steps to reconfigure browser settings; however, we recommend you remove unwanted toolbars as well. If you have more questions regarding the removal procedures, post a comment below.

Delete Softonic Toolbar from the computer

Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and select All apps.
  2. Click on Control Panel and then go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the program you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Navigate to the left of the Task Bar and click on Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click on Uninstall a program, which is found under Programs.
  4. Find the program you want to delete, right-click and Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Double-click on Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the item you wish to delete and select Remove.

Delete Softonic Toolbar from browsers

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+H for the Help menu.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Confirm the choice by hitting Reset once again.
  4. Click Finish.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T for the Tools menu.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and go to Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Click on Softonic related add-ons and select Disable.
  4. From the menu on the left click on Search Providers and Remove search.softonic.com.
  5. Go back to the Tools menu (Alt+T) and select Internet Options.
  6. Click on the General tab and overwrite the Home Page. Click OK.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F for the menu.
  2. Go to Tools and then click on Extensions.
  3. Navigate to the right of the unwanted add-on, click on the trash icon and select Remove.
  4. Now click on the Settings (from the menu on the left).
  5. Go to On Startup, mark “Open a specific page” and click Set Pages.
  6. Click “x” on the unwanted startup page and click OK.
  7. Now go to Search and click on Manage search engines.
  8. Click “x” on the unwanted search engine option and click OK.
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Softonic Toolbar technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1SoftonicDownloader_para_free-mp3-wma-converter.exe287040 bytesMD5: 083b735af616907c74f4841929671c48
2atubeX.dll81920 bytesMD5: ba6f6935c6ebd2be006aab0d02128332
3Toolbar.dll1610752 bytesMD5: de32fd0c11e1aa6651cb4e6edfcd1dee
4Softonic.exe3924480 bytesMD5: e28d198e82210c2f584a097ed05d38d3
5softonic.dll245760 bytesMD5: 5e56f6347d4ada6ac99f5660e20ea477
6SoftonicDownloader_para_ares.exe284888 bytesMD5: a76593b8988be7b989c7f55f4ca86c73

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1SoftonicDownloader_para_free-mp3-wma-converter.exeSoftonicDownloader_para_free-mp3-wma-converter.exe287040 bytes
2Softonic.exeSoftonic.exe3924480 bytes
3SoftonicDownloader_para_ares.exeSoftonicDownloader_para_ares.exe284888 bytes

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