SoftCoup adware is responsible for ads, deals, popups, coupons displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens after SoftCoup adware infects your computer. However, it is legitimate and non-malicious, and your antivirus didn’t block it. Now, you want to remove SoftCoup and it is a good idea because this kind of software compromises your security.
SoftCoup installation is often deceptive. If you wonder how SoftCoup got installed on your computer, the answer is simple. You just failed to disable SoftCoup optional installation when you install some of free programs from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. A free program that you need comes with a download client that controls the installation and offers you to install adware programs like SoftCoup promoted as useful. Adware is set to be automatically installed unless you notice and disable it before installing a free program.
SoftCoup is installed as a Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that are running adware activities. Therefore, if you want to remove SoftCoup, then you need to uninstall SoftCoup application and remove extensions related to SoftCoup from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following SoftCoup removal guide placed below.
This removal guide will help you to remove SoftCoup manually. However, if you also want to remove other malware and protect your computer and web browsers against malicious programs, it is better to use SpyHunter as a SoftCoup removal tool. It offers a free anti-malware scanner that provides very comprehensive scan results that help to remove malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) manually.
What is SoftCoup?
SoftCoup is a program and web browser extension that are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads and deals in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. SoftCoup adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins present as web browser extensions, add-ons, and BHO. These SoftCoup components are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying advertising in various ways. If you click on SoftCoup ads, then the owner gets profit for your click from promoters. That is why SoftCoup is often deceptively installed. It wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your habits are often shared among promoters. SoftCoup is often distributed with free program downloads. It is deceptively installed unless you disable this optional program before installing the program that you download. Removing SoftCoup is quite straight, but other adware that might come with it is often difficult to remove without special tools.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like SoftCoup, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs. Use SpyHunter 4 for a real-time anti-malware protection, reliable malware detection, and clean and safe removal of various threats from your computer.
SoftCoup Adware Removal ToolSoftCoup Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove SoftCoup and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to SoftCoup malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete SoftCoup components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against SoftCoup and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove SoftCoup Ads Manually
First, you need to uninstall SoftCoup application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to SoftCoup adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall SoftCoup on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "SoftCoup" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall SoftCoup on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight SoftCoup program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall SoftCoup on Windows XP
Uninstalling SoftCoup from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on SoftCoup program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove SoftCoup from Chrome
Remove SoftCoup extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find SoftCoup extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove SoftCoup from Firefox
Remove SoftCoup add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find SoftCoup add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove SoftCoup from Internet Explorer
Remove SoftCoup extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on SoftCoup, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Now SoftCoup ads should be out of your web browser. However, other adware and malware infections can compromise your security. You can detect such threats with a free scanner offered with SpyHunter Malware Suite. Then you can use comprehensive scan results for manual SoftCoup removal or opt for an automated removal process, protection, and professional support.
Remove SoftCoup Adware Infection Completely
SoftCoup adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove SoftCoup adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software comes with a free professional support and a free scanners that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.