Remove Search.ssoextension.com Homepage
What is Search.ssoextension.com?
Also Known As: Search.ssoextension.com virus
The Search.ssoextension.com is a home page hijacker and redirect that is connected to adware. It was designed to occupy your default search engine and new tab as well. The presence of this adware is very evident with Search.ssoextension.com search bar assigned to your browser’s home page. In some instances, home page remains as it is, but when you start to search the web, a browser is redirected to Search.ssoextension.com search result. The behavior of Search.ssoextension.com when running on the computer is minimal. In fact, the only affected browser will uncover the infection. Nonetheless, it is still safer to be online without the presence of this adware.
Freeware are accountable for the deployment of Search.ssoextension.com browser hijacker. These are widespread programs masquerading as software patch, free games, download tools, and many more. Bundling is the right term to describe how a bunch of adware is packed into one file. In other words, downloading and installing freeware similarly giving Search.ssoextension.com an access to your computer.
Most experts in computer security do not consider Search.ssoextension.com as a virus. Instead, it is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It does not have a mechanism in which it spreads and infects other files. Search.ssoextension.com is limited only to affix itself on the browser. Another focus of this adware is to serve advertisements and be a money making software.
Once running on the computer, home page is assigned to use Search.ssoextension.com as default search bar. A search engine is also dominated by this adware. The difference between legitimate search engine and Search.ssoextension.com is very obvious. Unwanted search produces search results that are polluted with referral links. This is part of their advertising scheme. It forces users to visit websites of its clients, an equivalent of referral traffic. To effectively remove potentially unwanted program like Search.ssoextension.com from your computer, you need to execute the procedures as presented. Take note that it is important to scan the system fully.
STEP 1. Search.ssoextension.com removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for Search.ssoextension.com related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from Search.ssoextension.com reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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