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How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

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How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

I downloaded a program called Softronic by mistake. On instalation a Malware warning appeared. I have used various means of uninstalling Softronics. But it now always appears on the startup page of Firefox instead of Firefox. How can I get Softronic off the Firefox page?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

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Site Moderator

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

You can remove the Softronic home page by going to Tools>Options>General>Home Page and delete the url that has the Softronic page. And click on Revert to default

Support Forum Moderator

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

But it now always appears on the startup page of Firefox instead of Firefox"

Can you please explain this?


I would also like to see a screenshot of your issue - http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows

After you have saved the screenshot, click Browse located on the bottom of your reply text box.

Try to restore the default Home Page. Let me know what your original Home page was.

1. On the menu bar, located on top of Firefox, select Tools | Options

2. Confirm you are in the General Panel

3. Click Restore to Default

4. Finally, click OK

Site Moderator

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

Also if it is malware as you said in your description details use these links to get rid of Malware.

Malware Removal Links: http://www.safer-networking.org , http://www.malwarebytes.org , http://www.spywareterminator.com , http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx

New Contributor

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

I have the Firefox start page back, but there is still a softonic search bar in the upper left. How do I get rid of the softonic program. Even though I have got the toolbar off and the search page off, the program is still in there. Frank

New Contributor

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

goto Tools->Options-> and clear the content in HomePage. next restart the firefox 3.6.13

New Contributor

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

Do not allow softonic to install anything on your computer. I thought softonic was a trustworthy company but it is not. I used their downloader to download a file and the softonic donwloader installed malware on my computer. Beware!

New Contributor

Re: How can I remove Softonic search from Firefox start up page?

Control pannel - remove programs - look for softonic and then remove it