Msoft Update

What is Msoft Update?

Msoft Update is a questionable browser extension that may cause system security-related issues. This tool can sneak up to your system without your knowledge and install itself under Google Chrome. Its name may suggest that it has something to do with Microsoft, but this could not be further from the truth. In fact, our malware specialists at have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it can display potentially harmful third-party pop-up ads and promoted pages while you are surfing the web. This PUP also forces the installation of several Chrome extensions behind your back. Since this extension cannot be found in the Chrome web store and does not have its own official site, it can only spread in questionable ways. This means that it is quite likely that it is not the only potential threat on your system; you may also find malware infections that may have entered your system together. Therefore, we recommend that you do not hesitate to remove Msoft Update from your browser. For the details, please read on.

Where does Msoft Update come from?

As we have explained, the fact that this browser extension does not have any official promotional webpage on the net makes it rather suspicious right away; no website, no Chrome web store page whatsoever. This can only mean that the authors of this useless PUP apply questionable distribution methods. As a matter of fact, our research shows that this extension mostly travels the web in free software bundles. This is exactly why you should always be cautious whenever you are installing software packages. You need to pay close attention to the content of the bundle. This could be revealed in the license agreement, which is usually ignored by most users, or the installation wizard. It is possible that you need to select the custom or advanced option at the beginning of the installation wizard to be able to see the real content of which you may be able to choose from by unticking certain assigned checkboxes. These checkboxes are generally selected by default to make sure that when the unsuspecting user overlooks these, the whole content would be installed. Clearly, cyber crooks tend to create misleading installers so that users would not necessarily find these options easily.

A software bundle may contain PUPs and malware infections, such as browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, adware programs, and more, apart from legitimate free software. Such a lot could put your system security at risk and make your computer quite vulnerable to further infections and malicious attacks. Therefore, it is essential for you to know how you can infect your PC with such packages. One of the most frequent reasons is downloading free programs from questionable sources like suspicious file-sharing websites (freeware and torrent). These pages normally promote bundles instead of standalone files. But these pages also among the dangerous type of sites that host several unreliable third-party contents. Clicking on third-party ads and fake buttons on shady online gaming, dating, and pornographic pages could be a bad idea. Once again, you could easily infect your system with a bundle of malware threats and PUPs. We advise you to delete Msoft Update right now and make sure that you run a reliable online malware scanner that can detect all known potential and malicious threats on your computer.

How does Msoft Update work?

This Google Chrome browser extension describes itself a product comparison tool on furniture deals; however, its name seems quite intentional. We believe that it wants you to think that it is indeed a Microsoft updater service. This PUP shows up in your browser as a settings icon on your toolbar. As a matter of fact, when you click on this button, it may take you to to convince you even more. Its menu contains a greyed-out option that says "Installed by your administrator," which clearly shows that it was not you who actually knowingly installed it and serves as an "excuse" to find this tool in your browser. Unfortunately, this PUP also forces the installation of half a dozen Chrome browser extensions by using the ExtensionInstallForcelist Chrome policy. This means that it will create Windows Registry entries like "HKCU\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallForcelist\1 hkdmihdclhhoghpojiifklmegjnjkdlh;" This browser extension does one thing surely and that has nothing to do with "furniture" deals. It displays questionable third-party pop-up advertisements and opens potentially unreliable promotional webpages via This means that you can easily get into trouble if you engage with any content displayed by this PUP. One single click may drop further infections onto your system. But you could also end up on a malicious website that tries to scam you out of your banking details and steal your money. We believe that it would be best for you to remove Msoft Update from your computer if you like to feel safe in your virtual world.

How do I delete Msoft Update?

If you are ready to act and eliminate this potential threat, you need to check your extension list in your Google Chrome browser and remove all suspicious extensions, including Msoft Update, of course. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, please use our guide below as a reference. If you want to keep your system secure, it is important that you frequently update all your software and drivers. It is also essential that you avoid unfamiliar and suspicious websites, and clicking on third-party ads to keep your computer clean. Nevertheless, if you are looking for an effective way to safeguard your PC, we advise you to install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter.

Remove Msoft Update from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the menu by pressing Alt+F simultaneously.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Locate the unwanted extension and click on the Trash can.
  5. Press Remove in the pop-up. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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