What is search engine usually replaces the default search provider on the Google Chrome browser after users install an extension called Search by Softorama from the Chrome Store ( It should be mentioned that another search engine, i.e. might be set too if you install the extension. This depends on many factors. Many users add this extension because they believe its promises to enable them to find popular web pages easily and quickly. We do not think that it will really do that. Besides, there are many user’s complains that Search By Softorama simply applies changes to the browser and does not do anything useful at all. Specialists say that the extension is designed to work or Google Chrome mainly; however, there is a possibility that other versions which will set on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox exist as well. We think so because there are instructions that should help to delete from all the browsers placed in the FAQ of search engine. If you ever notice its presence, you should know that Search by Softorama extension is probably installed on your PC. After its removal, will disappear as well.testtesttest

How does act?

After the installation of Search By Softorama, this extension will create its folder in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions. This folder will have the same ID name as in the Chrome Web Store. To be more specific, its name will consist of ransom letters, for example, egjpneeldkigoemadblidfdjmmbohacd. In addition, it seems that this search engine will use cookies, for instance, iw_softorama_ds. These cookies are used to record and store information about users and their preferences. As can be seen, you will not only see a new extension in the list of Add-ons and a different search engine – Search By Softorama applies other changes as well. If you get rid of it, everything will get back to normal.

There is no doubt that you will see the presence of if you install the Search By Softorama extension. At first glance, looks like a reputable search provider that allows users to search for images, videos, and news. Of course, we cannot say that it is extremely bad either; however, we still believe that this search engine might provide users with sponsored links, i.e. third-party ads and links even though it is based on the Yahoo! service. As Search by Softorama already has 12 265 users, it means that a number of them might infect their systems with malicious software by simply using to find the relevant information on the web. Yes, you have understood correctly, third-party ads and links might expose users to potential threats because they might lead them to unreliable third-party web pages. Research carried out by the specialists at has also shown that will automatically record logs from your browser, e.g. IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, web pages users visit, search queries they enter, ads they click on, and other details. It is not very likely that it will touch personal details, but it would still be smarter to get rid of right now if you want to be sure that your privacy is 100% safe. is very similar to another existing unreliable search engine known as Like, is not only spread with the help of the Search By Softorama extension. Research has revealed that you might notice added in the place of your default search engine if you download and install some kind of untrustworthy application too. usually comes in software bundles with adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, etc. Users who do not want to install software accidentally again have to acquire and install a security tool on their systems. Double-check whether you really install a trustworthy tool!

How to remove from all my browsers?

We are sure that you will be able to remove from all your browsers if you get rid of its extensions added to the Add-ons Manager. Scroll down to find the instructions that will help you to do that. In case they do not help you at all, keep in mind that can be removed by scanning the system with an automatic malware remover as well. As there are so many tools on the web, many users find it rather hard to decide which one to install on their systems. If you do not want to make a mistake, download the SpyHunter antimalware suite by clicking on the Download button provided below. Do not forget to upgrade it if you want it to be active 24/7. In fact, you might use the full version of this tool to erase fully as well. We suggest that you go for the automatic removal if you are a less experienced user.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T simultaneously and open Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset and put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  5. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and click Settings.
  3. Scroll down and select Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click the Reset button.
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