Softonic Hijack: How to Fix?(Manually Remove Guide)

Learn More about Softonic Hijack

Softonic is a browser hijack that infiltrates into computers without users consent. Once installed successfully, Softonic hijacker will mess up your computer. It attacks all your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox etc. It adds its toolbar and changes your homepage and a default search engine to search.softonic.com which doesn’t provide accurate search results and constantly redirects you to unknown websites. Softonic hijacker is bundled with free programs from the Internet. Users always install the programs with Default Installation, so Softonic hijacker also allow to enter computer system. Softonic hijacker may drop other PC threats to the compromised computer. Your PC will be under high risk. If you got Softonic hijacker, you are highly recommended to remove it as soon as possible. If you can’t get rid of it, you could contact Tee Support agents 24/7 online for more guide if necessary.

Manual Removal Guide

On Internet explorer:
  1. Click arrow on the right of search box.
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search Providers, on IE7 click Change Search Defaults.
  3. Remove Softonic from the list.
On Firefox :
  1. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  3. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  4. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  5. Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
  1. Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Basics ->Manage Search engines.
  4. Remove unnecessary search engines from list.
  5. Go back to Settings. On Startup choose Open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
The files related to Softonic need are to deleted as below:

%AppData%\Inspector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
%APPDATA%\ ohydy.exe

Manual removal refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. Online tech expert is recommended to help you remove the Softonic hijacker virus if you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the removal.

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