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Somoto.com Search and Toolbar Removal

Somoto.com Search and Toolbar is an adware which is usually distributed using other freeware. Often when user is installing desired free software, Somoto.com app is also being installed, but without user’s consent. As a result, the program seem to appear out of nowhere; thus users often think that this is a virus. Even though it is not a virus, users should still regard this program as a dangerous one.

Somoto.com hijacker

Once the Somoto adware is installed it will modify some settings of the internet browser. For example, the homepage will be set to http://somoto.com which is a dubious search engine. In addition to the modifications of the internet settings, a toolbar will be added. The latter app has a lot of features which might attract users’ attention such as radio, weather forecast, search, notifications from the mailbox and updates of social media sites. Despite the attractive features, it is not recommended to use the toolbar.

The troubles start when users decide to remove the Somoto app. The internet browser’s settings cannot be restored by simple modifications in the browser’s menu, because the changes will be canceled every time the browser is restarted. In order to make the changes users have to remove all the files associated with Somoto program.

In order to avoid Somonto.com Search and Toolbar, you have to remember few simple tips. First of all, you should always look for some info concerning the software they are about to install. Secondly, always choose “Custom Installation” mode because only then you will be presented with a list of additional applications which are going to be installed with the main program. It is recommended that you removed the ticks which are placed next to unfamiliar names. If you follow these rules, you will be less exposed to unwanted programs.

Automatic Somoto.com Removal

Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect Somoto.com and remove it.

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  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Manual Somoto.com Removal

Important Note: Somoto.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. To remove Somoto.com, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Somoto.com and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Somoto.com”:

Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.

3. Also remove Somoto.com from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

4. Delete any folder related to “Somoto.com” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

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