As of March of 2014, PC security researchers have received reports of symptoms involving the Getsoftfree.com URL. The affected Web browsers may display the Getsoftfree.com URL in new pop-up windows or Web browser tabs. This may indicate that a Potentially Unwanted Program is already installed on the affected computer. These kinds of PUPs can be disabled with the abetment of a validated anti-malware application.
The Updates Offered by Getsoftfree.com are Fake
Getsoftfree.com is associated with adware that possesses browser hijacking capabilities, normally classified as a PUP. Content linked to Getsoftfree.com may impact the most well used Web browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. PUPs associated with Getsoftfree.com are installed using threat distribution techniques or bundled with legitimate freeware downloaded from questionable sources. The most common tactic associated with Getsoftfree.com is a false error message that will strive to persuade you that your Web browser is outdated and that you need to download a Web browser update. These supposed 'updates' are usually additional PUPs.
Getsoftfree.com may Bring Unsafe Content to Your Computer
Content associated with Getsoftfree.com will replace the compromised Web browser's homepage and default search engine with Getsoftfree.com or to various other low quality URLs similar to Getsoftfree.com. These changes cannot be undone unless the PUP associated with Getsoftfree.com is removed from the affected computer first. Malware analysts have noted that the Getsoftfree.com PUP is commonly distributed using low quality freeware and various download managers and questionable advertisement platforms such as Spring Smart.
Dealing with Getsoftfree.com Redirects
You can stop Getsoftfree.com redirects by removing PUPs from your Web browser. These may present themselves as Web browser toolbars, which can be disabled through the Control Panel or your add-on manager on your Web browser. However, they are seldom not so straightforward to remove. In most situations, PC users will need to make use of a reliable security program that is regularly updated to ensure that all content associated with Getsoftfree.com has been removed completely.
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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
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- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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