Softonic Search

What is Softonic Search?

You may discover Softonic Search installed onto your web browsers after installing certain applications from the popular software distribution site. Whether you download the search tool yourself or it comes bundled with other applications, you need to consent the installation, which is why we do not identify this as a browser hijacker. Of course, as researchers have discovered, the search provider is quite irritating and it is not as beneficial as other popular and widely used search tools. If you have discovered this as well, it is likely that you want to remove Softonic Search from the browsers. Continue reading to learn how you can delete undesirable software from your own PC. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does Softonic Search work?

Softonic Search is represented via The first thing that you are likely to notice is that the tool is presented as the Web Search powered by Softonic and verified by Avast. The search provider presents such search tools as Home (, Softonic (, Softonic App (, Softonic for Windows and Softonic Games ( Needless to say, the tool is meant to promote different products and services of the same company. If you have downloaded the application or agreed to the optional installation thinking that the Softonic Search will help you browse the web, it is most likely that you are disappointed in the presented services.

Does Softonic Search present ads?

Besides promoting Softonic products, Softonic Search also presents banner advertisements by the affiliate third party advertisers. We have not discovered clearly misleading or unreliable advertisements; however, this does not mean that you will face no risks when clicking on them. The clicks you perform could redirect you to unfamiliar sites and present more unfamiliar products and services. What is more, the flashy banners ads take a lot of space therefore are quite disturbing. Needless to say, these are presented in return of commission, and this is why most computer users are not happy about seeing them. What is more, the search tool and the cookies installed when visiting other promoted sites could be used to spy on you, and this is suspicious.

How to remove Softonic Search?

We certainly do recommend having Softonic Search deleted from the browsers. You also should remove the Softonic Toolbar if it gets installed onto Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer and you do not wish to keep in running anymore. These applications are not considered to be dangerous; however, they are not that useful either. You can use the manual removal guides to delete the undesirable software. Do you want to keep them running? This is up to you; however, virtual security experts recommend keeping away from the presented advertisements and installing authentic security software to ensure full-time protection.

Remove Softonic Search from browsers

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Select the General tab, overwrite/delete the Home Page and click OK.
  3. Click the search provider icon on the Firefox search box presented at the top-right corner.
  4. Select Manage Search Engines to open the list of installed search tools.
  5. Remove the undesirable search provider, click OK and restart the browser.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers and choose a new default search provider.
  3. Now Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and this time select Internet Options.
  5. Select the General tab, overwrite/delete the Home Page and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup click Open a specific page or set of pages and select Set pages.
  3. Overwrite/remove the URL of the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  4. Move to Appearance, mark Show Home button, click Change and follow step 3.
  5. Now scroll down to Search click Manage search engines.
  6. Choose a new default search engine, remove (click X) the undesirable option and click Close.

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