How to remove SoundFrost (Virus Removal Guide)

SoundFrost virus

SoundFrost (Sound Frost, Ads by SoundFrost) is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) classified as adware, a browser hijacker, and spyware that primarily installs to a Microsoft Windows machine and/or attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension without user permission. The SoundFrost adware is used to serve targeted advertisements, which in return may create additional privacy relating problems for computer users.SoundFrost virus

Once SoundFrost malware is installed, the adware program will being to collect user information, change internet browser settings (including the homepage and internal search engine), and will use the collected user information to display targeted advertisements, or ads that the program feels are relevant given the user’s complete browsing and computing activities.

SoundFrost advertisements are displayed in a variety of forms. Based off collected user information, victims of the SoundFrost virus (though not an actual computer virus) may experience pop-under ads that appear under an open browser window, in-text ads that say something similar to “Ads by SoundFrost” on them, and/or pop-up advertisements that appear when a user hovers over images and say something similar to “brought by SoundFrost” on them.

How does SoundFrost malware get onto a computer?

SoundFrost malware bundles with third-party freeware and shareware, as well as torrents from websites such as download.com and thepiratebay.

Users are sometimes given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install SoundFrost software and other items; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner.

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  1. Automatically remove SoundFrost virus – Scan for and automatically remove SoundFrost and third-party malware
  2. Manually remove SoundFrost virus – Remove/Uninstall SoundFrost and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic SoundFrost virus removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove SoundFrost and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

CCleaner

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall SoundFrost adware and associated third-party software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall SoundFrost and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for SoundFrost, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual SoundFrost virus removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall SoundFrost and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.

How to uninstall SoundFrost

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for SoundFrost and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button. Keep in mind that SoundFrost may use a different title name than suggested.

How to remove SoundFrost add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions to remove SoundFrost add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the SoundFrost extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the SoundFrost add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the SoundFrost add-on and remove it if located.

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.