Step by Step Remove/ Uninstall Somoto Toolbar Redirect Virus Thoroughly

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 28, 2013

Are your browsers messed up by Somoto Toolbar or somoto.com redirect? Do you annoyed by constant pop-up ads? Have tried all possible methods but failed to remove it? Read this post and follow the detailed steps to completely remove Somoto Toolbar redirect.

Is Somoto Toolbar a dangerous virus?

Somoto Toolbar is regarded as a malicious browser hijacker which disguises as a legit and useful program to attack computers all over the world. This nasty virus has the capability to affect all Internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

It is reported that Somoto Toolbar malware carries out lots of malicious activities and causes lots of harm to the infected computer. For instance, it slows up the computer performance by taking up high system resources and CPU usage. Somoto Toolbar redirect first embeds malicious files to the Windows registry. By doing so, it can be activated whenever the machine is launched. After then, this nasty redirect changes the default browse settings and replaces your original start page and search engine with somoto.com.

Somoto Toolbar browser hijacker can redirect your search results as well as new tabs to certain unwanted and sponsored web pages. Meanwhile, it could show up lots of ads on the screen to disrupt your normal work. You should take care and not click any of the pop-ups, or your machine could be captured by additional computer viruses. On the other hand, Somoto Toolbar virus traces your web browsing activities and gathers your sensitive information. It is clear that Somoto Toolbar is not a good thing for both your PC and the privacy. Please follow the detailed and professional steps below to completely remove Somoto Toolbar redirect.

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Somoto Toolbar virus Screeshot :

Disadvantages and risks of Somoto Toolbar Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It would modify the browser settings and attacks all web browsers
3. It replaces the homepage and search engine and injects many sponsored links to the search results
4. It causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites and displays lots of unwanted ads
5. It records online activities and collects valuable information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It eats up lots of system resources and slows down the computer performance

Manually Get Rid of Somoto Toolbar Virus

According to our research, we found that Somoto Toolbar redirect is caused by search.us.com toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And search.us.com toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Somoto Toolbar virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Somoto Toolbar malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Somoto Toolbar toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Somoto Toolbar toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Somoto Toolbar toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Somoto Toolbar virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Somoto Toolbar virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\svflooje\Enum\[random]

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Somoto Toolbar malware

%UserProfile%\[random].exe

%Windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[random].exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Somoto Toolbar virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Somoto Toolbar virus.

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