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Get rid of GetSoftFree.com pop up&virus

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:19 pm

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What is GetSoftFree.com pop up virus?

GetSoftFree.com is an annoying pop-up virus that keeps popping up something in your computer and could download other stuffs to your PC without your permission. It is spread via unsafe websites or thirf party programs. So here DooFix experts recommend that when you install a program, you should do it step by step so that you can uncheck a lot of unnecessary add-ons or plug-ins.

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But what will happen to your computer if unfortunately this virus appears in your computer? The most obvious things is that there are more and more ads in your computer. You will be redirected to other websites more frequently. When you use your browser, hackers can use GetSoftFree.com to record your online activities and intercept your communication with outside world, so your personal info has great risk of being exposed to those evil guys who may hack into your accounts and do bad things with it. Some people complained that their system gets slower and always take a long time load a webpage. Why? GetSoftFree.com should be responsible for this. When it runs at the backstage, it consumes quite a lot memory. As it has to download and upload other stuff to hackers, so it occupies your broadband resource. Weird thing is GetSoftFree.com could not be detected by antivirus, when you launch your antivirus to scan them. Therefore, it is suggested that you should remove this virus manually. If your are not familiar with computer or your system, please feel free to contact our 24/7 online experts for tech support.

How to remove GetSoftFree.com pop-up virus

Step 1: Launch your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.
Hit F8 constantly when you restart your computer until you see there couple options coming up, move with your arrow key to choose Safe Mode with Networking.

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Step 2: Show all hidden files in your computer so that you can find its hidden files:
Click : Start->Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Folder Option->View.
under the View tab, check Show hiden files, folders and drivers. And uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Open your registry editor and delete the following regsitry values:
Hit Win +R in your computer and then type regedit and hit Enter.

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Find the following regsitry values and change the values of Start Page into google.com
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main{random.exe}
%appdata%
%temp%

The removal process involves deleting system files and registry values,if you are not familiar with computer, it is advised to talk with an professional for a better solution.

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