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Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage

Softonic Toolbar

Softonic is a company offering a great range of various computer applications which are used in order to enhance compute users’ lives.  The Windows-based applications are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.  It has been noticed that not all computer users are satisfied with the applications which accompany the programs available at Softonic; more precisely, they are not happy with Softonic Toolbar.

Once the toolbar is integrated to your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, you can choose from a variety of options. The advantages of the toolbar are said to be an e-mail checker, online radio player, weather forecasts and other functions created for Softonic users. Moreover, the toolbar is said to enable you to browser Softonic from any website.

However, it seems that Softonic Toolbar is sometimes unwanted, especially then the user does not intent to install a browser add-on.  Note that the term Softonic Toolbar can refer to any toolbar which is attached to an application available on In such case, the unwanted add-on or toolbar can change the settings of your browsing tools, which means that the home page and search provider will be changed.  Consequently, you may be provided with irrelevant links or even pop-up messages, all of which occur due the tracking cookies or browser helper objects which are installed to your browsers.

In order to avoid confusion and prevent unexpected computer infections which may be downloaded while browsing suspicious websites provided by the add-on, it is advisable to remove the so-called Softonic Toolbar.

Hopefully, our instruction presented below will help you remove the unwanted applications, and if you have any questions as to how to access some specific parts of your browser, leave your response below in the comment box.

Remove Softonic Toolbar from the PC

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Add or Remove Program.
  3. Click on the program you want to remove and select the Remove button.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Go to Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click on the program you want to remove and follow the uninstall guide.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse over the bottom left corner of the screen until a window of the minimized Metro UI or the desktop appears.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click on Uninstall a program.
  5. Right-click the program you want to remove and select Uninstall.

How to delete Softonic Toolbar from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold down the Alt key and then hit F.
  3. Go to Tools -> Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  5. Click on Settings (on the left).
  6. In the On startup section, select the last option and click on Set Pages.
  7. Remove the unwanted startup page, add a new one and click OK.
  8. In the Search section, click on Manage search engines.
  9. Remove the unwanted search engine and add a new.
  10. Click Done.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold down the Alt key and press T.
  3. Click on Manage Add-ons - > Toolbar and Extensions.
  4. Disable the unwanted add-on.
  5. In the same left side menu, click on Search Providers.
  6. Remove the search engine that was changed by Softonic Toolbar and set a new one.
  7. Press Alt+T.
  8. Click on Internet Options and type the address of your new home page into the home page box.
  9. Press Apply.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold down Ctrl, then press and do not release Shift and then press A.
  3. In the Add-ons Manager, click on Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.
  4. Press Alt+T.
  5. Select Options.
  6. Change the home page under the General tab.
  7. Press OK.
  8. Change the search engine after opening the drop-down menu next to the search box.

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How to manually remove Softonic Toolbar

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