Every time, when you surf the Net with your internet browser lots of unwanted ads, popups and deals signed with Ssoption keeps annoying you? It means that your system has become the victim of the Ssoption adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software).
Ssoption adware is a type of malicious software. It does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can change personal computer settings like the homepage, default search engine and newtab page and download and install harmful add-ons which generates lots of popup advertisements. All the time, while the Ssoption ad supported software is running, your browser will be fill with unwanted ads. Moreover, this ad supported software can gather lots of personal info, everything related to what are you doing on the Net.
It’s probably that you might be worried with the Ssoption that cause unwanted pop up ads to appear. You should not disregard this unwanted software. The ad supported software might not only display undesired ads, but reroute your internet browser to unsafe web sites.
The Ssoption adware can install a component which enables its author to track which websites you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to select the type of ads they display you. So, if you had ad-supported software on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your privacy data with third parties, without your consent.
As evident, the Ssoption adware is quite dangerous. So, we suggest you remove it from your system ASAP. Follow the guide presented below to remove Ssoption adware from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
How to remove Ssoption (Virus removal guide)
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your computer for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the tutorial below. The Ssoption removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus apps are not developed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Microsoft Windows. Instead we recommend complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana Free, MalwareBytes or Hitman Pro, which are free software dedicated to find out and get rid of Ssoption adware that made to reroute your web browser to various ad web-pages. Run these tools to ensure the adware is removed.
To remove Ssoption, use the following steps:
- How to manually remove Ssoption
- Delete Ssoption adware with free programs
- How to stay safe online
- How does your PC get infected with Ssoption adware
- Finish words
How to manually remove Ssoption
The useful removal instructions for the Ssoption ad-supported software. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Ssoption adware “virus” let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall potentially unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and dubious software. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer from advertisements, hijackers and so on.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel like below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software.
Remove Ssoption adware from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Ssoption adware.
First, start the IE, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove Ssoption adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and popups, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as search provider by default, startpage and newtab page to default state.
Delete Ssoption from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the Ssoption ad supported software, then your internet browser shows unwanted pop up advertisements. The ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Ssoption adware from Google Chrome
If you have the Ssoption ad-supported software problem or the Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a way to reset your Chrome settings to original state without reinstall. This will also help to delete Ssoption popup ads from your web browser.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web browser’s new tab, startpage and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Ssoption ads opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks which have been created by the Ssoption adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something suspicious, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the Ssoption. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Ssoption adware with free programs
Manual removal tutorial does not always allow to completely get rid of the ad supported software, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of ad-supported software and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely remove Ssoption off your system and internet browsers. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that may be used against the adware. The optimum solution would be to run Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro.
Run Zemana Anti Malware to delete Ssoption
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware which are completely clean your computer of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and Ssoption adware which cause annoying popup advertisements to appear.
Download Zemana Free on your PC system by clicking on the following link.
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When downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the Ssoption adware which redirects your web-browser to unwanted ad pages.
While the Zemana Anti Malware utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software. Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your computer click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will start to remove Ssoption ad supported software that causes multiple annoying ads and popups.
Scan your system and remove Ssoption with Hitman Pro
The HitmanPro utility is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted apps and adware in Google Chrome, MS Edge, IE and Firefox browsers and thereby delete all undesired Ssoption popups and advertisements. Hitman Pro is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- After the downloading process is done, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Ssoption adware which causes unwanted pop-up advertisements. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Hitman Pro tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- Once the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your system press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to delete Ssoption with Malwarebytes
Remove Ssoption adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and browser hijackers that your personal computer can be infected too.
Click the following link to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
After the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Ssoption adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the MalwareBytes utility is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
After the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will begin to get rid of Ssoption ad-supported software which developed to reroute your web browser to various ad pages. When the clean up is done, you may be prompted to restart your computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to remove browser hijacker infections, adware and other malicious software.
How to stay safe online
Running an ad blocker program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocker programs will also protect you from harmful ads and sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to misleading and other unwanted web pages.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How does your PC get infected with Ssoption adware
Many ad-supported software are included in the free applications installer. In many cases, user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the Ssoption ad supported software.
Anyway, easier to prevent the adware rather than clean up your machine after one. So, keep the web browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus apps, double check a free programs before you start it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown sites.
Now your PC should be free of the Ssoption that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and popups. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop-up ads and malicious webpages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted software.
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