Sound+

What is Sound+?

Sound+ is a questionable application that claims to be “the first high-end HiFi emulator on PC”; yet, our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have found that this program does nothing much really. Apart from being totally useless, this application may enter your computer along with malware infections; therefore, it may indirectly pose a threat to your operating system and your privacy as well. Due to the questionable traits that seem to surround this tool, our specialists have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This PUP itself may not be directly a severe threat to your virtual security, but you still need to consider that it might be a worthless program that has nothing to do on your PC. We believe that you should remove Sound+ if you want to make sure that there are no holes on your security shield. In fact, a professional anti-malware application could effectively help you with that. Please read on to learn more about this PUP and the potential risks.testtest

Where does Sound+ come from?

This PUP seems to be most popular in Turkey, the US, and Germany. But this does not mean that it cannot show up on your computer wherever else you are on the globe. This application has a simple but relatively tasty webpage at soundplus.space. You can download the tool by clicking the download button at the bottom. However, if your computer is protected by a security tool, this installer may get flagged as a potential threat while trying to download it. This definitely tells a short story about the reliability of this PUP. But, according to our researchers, it is not too likely that a lot of users can find this webpage or land on it through search engines.

It is much more likely that you download it in a freeware bundle while looking for a free program to install. You need to be very careful any time you decide that you need a new tool. Web searches may lead to potentially harmful or even downright malicious websites. Landing on such pages and clicking on unreliable content there may result in downloading infected software bundles. The problem with these bundles is that alongside legitimate free software, they can also contain potentially unwanted programs as well as adware applications and browser hijackers. If you let such a package onto your machine, deleting Sound+ will not sort out all your security-related issues. It is also important that you detect all possible threats and eliminate them all. Of course, you do not need to do it manually. For the detection of malware you can use a free online scanner, for instance.

What does Sound+ do?

This PUP is supposed to be an application that enables “increased definition, rediscovered clarity.” Unfortunately, these seem to be empty words for promotional purposes only. In reality, this application does not seem to do anything at all. However, it might display some third-party advertisements, which should not be trusted and clicked on since you might find yourself on potentially unreliable websites. This program can also connect to the Internet without your permission, which, again, is quite suspicious behavior. Once it lands on your computer, it makes sure that it starts up with Windows by modifying, i.e., adding itself to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key. Our researchers have also discovered that this PUP modifies other registry entries related to sound playback. Although we still cannot say that this application means great danger to your system, we do think that it is a questionable tool that should not be kept on board.

How do I delete Sound+?

The silver lining in the case of this PUP is definitely its uninstaller, which you can activate via Control Panel. This uninstaller seems to leave no leftovers, so we can recommend using it. If you are not familiar with uninstalling an application, please follow our instructions below. However, if you are more experienced and would like to remove Sound+ manually, we have also prepared a step-by-step guide for you as a second, more advanced option. Please keep in mind that working with the Windows Registry holds certain risks if you should make any mistakes by editing the wrong key or modifying the wrong value data. Since it is possible that this is not the only problematic application on your computer; what’s more, it is likely that there are more serious malware infections on your system, we suggest that you make sure that all threats are dealt with and removed. Otherwise, your PC will not be secure for you to use.

In order to protect your computer from similar or worse infections, you should not visit unfamiliar and questionable file-sharing websites, or click on potentially harmful third-party ads. Also, it is important to keep all your programs and drivers updated so that your operating system become less vulnerable to attacks and exploitations by cyber criminals.

Remove Sound+ from your Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
  2. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and pick Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and press Remove.

Manual Instructions

  1. Press Win+E to launch the File Explorer.
  2. Locate and delete C:\Program Files\Sound+ folder.
  3. Press Win+Q and type in regedit. Hit Enter.
  4. Locate and remove the following registry value and keys:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SoundPlus
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SoundPlus
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SoundPlus (64-bit system)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Sound+
  5. Locate the following registry key (this could depend on every user’s specific settings):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MMDevices\Audio\Render\{99d1bf1d-480e-4d8e-ae92-b6e3f8978d2e}\FxProperties
  6. Find the following value names and replace the value data with “{62dc1a93-ae24-464c-a43e-452f824c4250}” (this default value could be different and dependent of your PC’s specifics):
    {d04e05a6-594b-4fb6-a80d-01af5eed7d1d},1
    {d04e05a6-594b-4fb6-a80d-01af5eed7d1d},2
  7. Close the editor.
  8. Restart your computer.
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