SoftwareHandler Removal

About this threat

If SoftwareHandler redirects are bothering you, adware is probably the cause. You authorized the advertising-supported application to install yourself, it happened during a free program setup. If they’re unfamiliar with the signs, not all users will realize that it’s indeed an adware on their machines. Advertising-supported program do not intend to directly jeopardize your device, it merely intends to bombard your screen with adverts. Advertising-supported applications can, however, lead to malware by rerouting you to a harmful domain. You are strongly advised to uninstall SoftwareHandler before it may cause more serious outcomes.

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What affect does the ad-supported software have on the PC

Adware will usually use freeware to enter your system. If you regularly download freeware then you must know that it may have certain items adjoined to it. Adware,  browser hijackers and other possibly unneeded applications (PUPs) might be attached. If Default settings are picked during freeware set up, all items that are attached will install. We suggest using Advanced (Custom) instead. Those settings unlike Default, will permit you to check for and untick everything. Select those settings and you won’t have to deal with these not wanted installations.

The most noticeable hint of an advertising-supported application contamination is an increased amount of ads popping up on your screen. Whether you prefer Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you may see the symptoms on all of them. Switching browsers won’t aid you bypass the ads, you will have to terminate SoftwareHandler if you want to get rid of them. Do not be surprised to come across a lot of advertisements since that is how ad-supported software generate revenue.Adware could every now and then show you a pop-up that will encourage you to obtain some kind of application but downloading from such suspicious sites is like asking for a malware contamination.Select reliable portals for application downloads, and stop downloading from pop-ups and random web pages. If you select to acquire something from dubious sources like pop-ups, you might end up obtaining malware instead, so keep that in mind. The reason behind your slowed down OS and regular browser crashes might also be the advertising-supported application. We strongly suggest you erase SoftwareHandler as it will only bother you.

SoftwareHandler elimination

If you have selected to terminate SoftwareHandler, you have two methods to do it, either by hand or automatically. If you have anti-spyware software, we advise automatic SoftwareHandler removal. It is also possible to delete SoftwareHandler manually but you would have to discover and uninstall it and all its associated programs yourself.


Learn how to remove SoftwareHandler from your computer

Step 1. SoftwareHandler Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start SoftwareHandler Removal
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program SoftwareHandler Removal

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 SoftwareHandler Removal
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program SoftwareHandler Removal

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 SoftwareHandler Removal
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program SoftwareHandler Removal

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps SoftwareHandler Removal
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete SoftwareHandler from browsers

a) Remove SoftwareHandler from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager SoftwareHandler Removal
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script SoftwareHandler Removal
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove SoftwareHandler from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear SoftwareHandler Removal
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings SoftwareHandler Removal
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove SoftwareHandler from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines SoftwareHandler Removal
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove SoftwareHandler from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options SoftwareHandler Removal

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset SoftwareHandler Removal

k) Remove SoftwareHandler from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history SoftwareHandler Removal
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history SoftwareHandler Removal
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced SoftwareHandler Removal
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu SoftwareHandler Removal
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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