This page aims to help you uninstall Sosoeasy. These Sosoeasy uninstall instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
In case you need a helpful solution regarding an ads-generating problem caused by a program called Sosoeasy, our “How to remove” team may be able to help. The software you are facing falls under a specific category known as adware and on this page you are going to find some basic information about the way it operates, as well as some proven steps that will help you remove it. You are most probably disturbed by the strange activity that has been happening on your screen lately, so here we are going to explain how and why this adware appeared and if there is real reason to be concerned. The ads generated by Sosoeasy may come up as blinking notifications, pop-ups, boxes or banners in any browser you use – Chrome, Firefox, IE or other, but the good news is that the steps in the removal guide below work for all of them. So if you follow the instructions closely, you will be able to uninstall the adware regardless of the browser you are using and it will take you only a few minutes to do so. So, let’s begin.
Adware – specialized in displaying tons of ads
As you probably guessed from what we just said above, Sosoeasy is a piece of software that is specially created with the idea of displaying different types of advertisements on the user’s screen. This is actually a typical feature of adware – software developed with an ads-generating purpose and widely used by many vendors and businesses as a tool that displays a huge amount of ads, pop-ups, and banners directly on the screen of the users while they are surfing the web. From a marketing point of view, this is a great and perfectly legal way to place ads right in front of the eyes of potential customers. But it would have been really great if only these ads weren’t that aggressive and intrusive. So why are they so many? The real reason is – you guessed it – money. The more ads people see, the greater the chance they click on some of them, and if they click, this generates profit for the adware developers. This is done through a method known as Pay-Per-Click or PPC, where vendors pay for clicks on sponsored advertisements in order to bring traffic to their sites or make a sale. The adware developers make profits out of these paid clicks by integrating the ads inside adware applications and distributing them through software bundles, free software installation packages, emails, direct downloads, torrents and more.
What can Sosoeasy “Virus” do?
Let;s start by clarifying something important. Sosoeasy should not be considered a “virus“. Programs like Sosoeasy are famous for the excessive amount of advertisements they flood the screen with, therefore, they are often referred to as potentially unwanted programs. The irritation and disturbance they may cause is related to several activities. First of all, the intrusiveness of the popping advertisements may reach a point where closing the ads may become an impossible task. Clicking on one ad may bring ten more new popping boxes on the screen and cause it to freeze. The system may slow down due to that additional ads-generating process and lead to sluggish performance. Another annoying thing is the tracking activity. The adware may collect some browsing-related data about users’ online activity: the pages they visit, the things they search for, the history of their browsing, etc. Even more disturbing is the fact that such data may be transmitted to unknown third parties where it is not clear how safe it is kept and what it is used for.
There is another risk that may be related to the ads-generating activity and this is what’s known as Malvertising. Now, here we must make it clear that we don’t put malware and adware under the same category of harmful applications, because adware itself is not malicious. What we speak about is the risk of unknowingly bumping into malicious web locations or harmful payload through a fake ad or a misleading link that eventually may be displayed by the adware. But this is rather an indirect risk, which is related to hackers’ tricky methods of infecting users with viruses, Trojans and Ransomware, than a real purposely placed infection. In fact, you cannot expect from a program like Sosoeasy to perform harmful actions on your system, since it doesn’t contain malicious scripts like the aforementioned viruses.
Another thing that distinguishes adware from malware, is the way that it gets installed. It doesn’t sneak silently inside your system like Ransomware or a Trojan does. Sosoeasy actually requires your permission to get installed and that happens during the setup process. If you click the advanced/custom option in the bundle, you will see it there and will have the possibility to manually select/deselect it from the installation process. However, many users overlook that option and just proceed to the standard installation where the adware gets installed automatically. That’s why they feel tricked by the program and then experience its undesired ads invasion. If you also skipped that simple step the last time, now you will have to remove Sosoeasy manually from your system files. The removal guide below will show you where to find the adware and wipe it off your system safely.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Ads, banners and popping boxes are covering your screen constantly.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, free downloads, installation managers,spam emails, torrents, file sharing sites.|
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Sosoeasy “Virus” Uninstall
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
- Do not skip this – Sosoeasy may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Uninstall Sosoeasy from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Uninstall Sosoeasy from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Uninstall Sosoeasy from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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