Remove Sowin8.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove Sowin8.com. This Sowin8.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Sowin8.com is a browser hijacker. Actually, it is not the hijacker itself but the site which the real pest is forcing on you once it invades your system. That’s right, the page is a sign of danger. A warning. If you see it every time you go online, there is no doubt. There is a hijacker somewhere in your system, lurking and causing troubles. Do not ignore this warning. Hijackers are a menace and the one you are stuck with is not an exception. It makes a complete mess of your browsing activities and this mess continues to become bigger and bigger as time passes. All the other issues you face also escalate with time.

Be smart. As soon as you realize there is a parasite on board, find it and delete it. Do not procrastinate. Your predicament will not improve by itself. You have to take measures. Otherwise, you will keep sinking deeper into problems. Accept the Sowin8.com page`s display as the warning it actually is, and heed it. Do not grant the hijacker enough time to cause you irreversible damage. Because it can and it will. Cut its stay short. Delete it before it is not too late. This is the best course of action you can take. Take it!

Sowin8.com is a plague. The hijacker is also a plague. Once it invades, everything changes significantly and not for the better. For starters, your online activities get effectively ruined. The infection replaces your homepage and search engine with the Sowin8.com site and whenever you decide to go online, you are forced to use the page. It is now your new search engine but it does not provide the safe and accurate results one hopes for. What is mostly provides is quick access to malware. Do not trust the links which appear on your screen even for a second. If you happen to open the wrong one, you download more infections. The crooks use these links to gain pay-per-click revenue. This sentence should be enough to convince you that they are highly unreliable. And not only them.

Remove Sowin8.com
The Sowin8.com Virus

You also see tons of just as untrustworthy ads which cover your screen 24/7. They serve the exact same purpose as the links you see. Avoid clicking on anything while the hijacker in on board. It is not safe. The pest makes you avoid using your own computer. Not only are you constantly exposed to malware risk, but you are also extremely annoyed. Your PC struggles to perform normally. It becomes very sluggish and unresponsive. It lags all the time. It crashes often. This is nerve-racking. So, put an end to it. Remove this intruder from your system. It also jeopardizes your privacy. It must be removed ASAP. Don’t delay its removal. Delays lead to regrets. Use our detailed guide below and clean your machine for good. The sooner you do so, the better.

How did the hijacker enter? The Sowin8.com site appeared because the hijacker made it but how did the infection itself get in? It tricked you into allowing it. It cannot slither in without your permission. You have to give it green light. Otherwise, it cannot enter. That’s why the pest turns to tricks and deceptive tactics. Like fake program updates, for instance. While you think you are updating Adobe, you may be in fact installing a malware. Be extra careful what you agree to and what you click on. Sometimes your click equals your consent. Be vigilant. Always take the time to read the Terms and Conditions/EULA before you accept them. Being careless and in a rush only makes you an easy target. Caution keeps you safe.

Sowin8.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Sowin8.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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