Windows 10: How to get rid of Softonic pop ups

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  1. How to get rid of Softonic pop ups


    I have Win 10 and have spent much time searching how to get rid of Softonic popups. I don't think there's any way to do it. Best I can tell, Softonics comes from Microsoft and is loaded into Microsoft Edge. And from there it invades all browsers. Even though I don't use Edge, I use Firefox, it still pops up in Firefox. I've followed directions online to get rid of the pop ups in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. My ISP even sent directions to help. Nothing works. Online directions for Edge take you way into the system and I don't know enough to go that far. Can't delete Edge from your computer, that's what they say, that there are components in Edge that make Windows work. That's probably not true but I don't want to find out. I've tried Malwarebytes and it doesn't recognize Softonics. AVG doesn't either. After spending many exhausting hours for the past couple of days, I turned my computer off, then back on later and immediately got a pop up window saying that Softonics was downloading something about photos. I couldn't stop it and can't find any new downloads or software anywhere to delete it. These invasions are well hidden in the system. Please don't tell me to block pop ups or delete extensions or Control Panel or any more of that simple obvious stuff. It doesn't work. I would like to know if anyone really knows, or just guessing, how to delete Softonics from my computer. Thanks, Barb

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    BarbandCharlie, Jul 28, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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  2. How to get rid of Softonic pop ups

    I have Win 10 and have spent much time searching how to get rid of Softonic popups. I don't think there's any way to do it. Best I can tell, Softonics comes from Microsoft and is loaded into Microsoft Edge. And from there it invades all browsers. Even though I don't use Edge, I use Firefox, it still pops up in Firefox. I've followed directions online to get rid of the pop ups in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. My ISP even sent directions to help. Nothing works. Online directions for Edge take you way into the system and I don't know enough to go that far. Can't delete Edge from your computer, that's what they say, that there are components in Edge that make Windows work. That's probably not true but I don't want to find out. I've tried Malwarebytes and it doesn't recognize Softonics. AVG doesn't either. After spending many exhausting hours for the past couple of days, I turned my computer off, then back on later and immediately got a pop up window saying that Softonics was downloading something about photos. I couldn't stop it and can't find any new downloads or software anywhere to delete it. These invasions are well hidden in the system. Please don't tell me to block pop ups or delete extensions or Control Panel or any more of that simple obvious stuff. It doesn't work. I would like to know if anyone really knows, or just guessing, how to delete Softonics from my computer. Thanks, Barb
     
    BarbandCharlie, Jul 29, 2020 at 4:22 AM
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    How to get rid of Softonic pop ups

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-87a9c29ef5da

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  4. How to get rid of Softonic pop ups

    How to get rid of Softonic pop ups

    It doesn't come with Windows.

    Download and run the free tool AdwCleaner.

    AdwCleaner - Free Adware Cleaner & Removal Tool | Malwarebytes

    Failing that, download and run the free tool Emsisoft Emergency Kit.

    Emsisoft | Emergency Kit: Free Portable Malware Scan and Removal
     
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