I wrote this article to help you remove Sosoeasy. This Sosoeasy removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Sosoeasy is a rogue program. The utility is presented as a useful shopping assistant which helps users save money when making purchases online. The reality is that Sosoeasy promotes offers which might not be genuine. The shady tool could redirect you to malicious websites, resulting in an infection. It is best to avoid the propositions, made by Sosoeasy. The listed offerings appear in the form of ads. Apart from the potential risk of contacting malware, the clandestine program poses a threat to your personal data. Sosoeasy has been developed to keep track of your browsing sessions and gather information on you. Because of the risks around it, the program has been categorized as adware.
How can Sosoeasy cause you problems?
The main task of Sosoeasy is to display commercial advertisements. The ads show bargain deals for a variety of shopping goods. This includes technological devices, furniture, clothes, accessories, games, household items, sports gear and many others. The proposed offers look very good. The adware uses some marketing tricks to make the deals more noticeable and enticing. The furtive program decorates the ad windows with bright color schemes, cursive fonts, flash animations and other visual effects. Do not fall for the cheap sales tricks. Keep in mind the Sosoeasy ads are risky to click on.
The owners of Sosoeasy are not concerned about people’s security. They are only interested in raising proceeds. Supported advertising is a profitable practice. A lot of online advertisers pay third parties to promote their websites through advertisements. The problem with this activity is that the reliability of the sponsored platforms is not always accounted for. This is the case with Sosoeasy. The program does not run a security scan of the web pages it links to.
There is another dangerous activity Sosoeasy has been discovered to carry out. The adware monitors people’s browsing sessions and collects information on them. This includes your browsing history, IP address, tracking cookies, geographic coordinates, demographic profile, email, user names, passwords and personal account entries. The people behind the insidious program can sell your personal input to cyber thieves. There is no way to prohibit the tracking activity apart from deleting Sosoeasy.
How did Sosoeasy get access to my system?
If you are wondering how Sosoeasy made its way into your system, you have a good motif. Getting to know the propagation vectors of computer infections can help you protect your PC from attacks in the future. Sosoeasy uses a couple of dark patterns which a lot of viral programs have adopted. The more common technique is known as bundling. The adware often hitches a ride with other tools and tries to get installed in parallel with them. The usual choices of a download client include freeware, shareware and pirated utilities. To avoid allowing a malicious program into your system this way, read the terms and conditions of the tools you add to your machine. You can find and deselect the adware from there.
The other option for Sosoeasy is to travel in spam emails. Attached files can function as a host for the adware. The sender behind the bogus message will tell you the attachment is an important document, like a recommended letter, an invoice, a receipt, a bill or a fine. As earnest as the statement sounds, do not be in a hurry to access the file. If the message is a scam, the file would unleash malware into your system. Take the time to proof the sender’s details, so that you can be certain about his identity.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Sosoeasy from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.