What is SoloProcess
SoloProcess is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware family. SoloProcess presents unwanted ads that appear in pop ups or in-text links on internet browser. In order to show unwanted advertisements as often as possible it can change the web-browser settings. You may even find that your Mac settings are replaced without your knowledge. The SoloProcess creators do so in order to earn money via third-party ad network. Thus every your click on the adverts generates money for them.
Another reason why you need to remove SoloProcess is its online data-tracking activity. It be able to gather a wide variety of your confidential data such as what webpages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This sensitive info, subsequently, may be transferred third party companies.
|Name||SoloProcess, Solo Process app/extension|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-up ads, popup virus, pop ups|
|Removal||SoloProcess removal guide|
How does SoloProcess get on the computer
If you want to delete SoloProcess adware, you will not succeed, because the adware software is very stubborn. But with the help of the following instructions, you surely can delete SoloProcess ads completely from your web browsers.
How to Remove SoloProcess (Removal guide)
Fortunately, it is not hard to uninstall SoloProcess adware that causes web-browsers to open unwanted pop-up ads. In the following instructions, we will provide two methods to free your computer of this adware software. One is the manual removal solution and the other is automatic removal solution. You can choose the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal steps below to remove SoloProcess adware software right now!
To remove SoloProcess, perform the following steps:
- Manual SoloProcess adware removal
- Automatic Removal of SoloProcess adware
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual SoloProcess adware removal
Most adware can be removed manually, without the use of anti-virus or other removal tools. The manual steps below will show you how to get rid of SoloProcess adware step by step. Although each of the steps is very easy and does not require special knowledge, but you doubt that you can complete them, then use the free tools, a list of which is given below.
Uninstall suspicious software using the Finder
Some of potentially unwanted apps, adware software and hijacker infections can be deleted using the ‘Move to Trash’ utility that is located in the Finder. So, if you’re using any version of Mac OS and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to remove it through the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications” similar to the one below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your machine. We recommend to pay maximum attention to the program you installed last. Most probably, it’s the SoloProcess related software. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply right click on its name, and select “Move to Trash”.
Don’t forget, choose Finder, then “Empty Trash”.
Remove SoloProcess from Google Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Google Chrome settings. PUPs like the adware can make changes to your internet browser settings, add toolbars and unwanted plugins. By resetting Google Chrome settings you will remove SoloProcess adware software and reset unwanted changes caused by adware software. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
- First run the Google 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’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your browser’s search provider, newtab page and start page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of SoloProcess from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings having been replaced by SoloProcess adware, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
Run Safari web browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious add-ons on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious add-ons from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search provider settings. Click “General” icon. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove SoloProcess adware from Firefox
If Firefox settings are hijacked by SoloProcess adware, your browser displays intrusive pop-up ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the SoloProcess adware. After, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of SoloProcess adware
If you’re not expert at MAC technology, then we suggest to use free removal utilities listed below to get rid of SoloProcess adware for good. The automatic solution is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual method. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic SoloProcess removal is a better option.
How to delete SoloProcess with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
Manual SoloProcess adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your computer of adware software. Moreover, this free tool will allow you to delete browser hijacker, malware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
After the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your machine. Run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen similar to the one below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start scanning your computer for SoloProcess adware. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After that process is complete, MalwareBytes will produce a list of unwanted software and adware. Review the report and then click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will get rid of SoloProcess adware and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your computer against new undesired advertisements and harmful webpages, you need to use ad-blocking program that blocks an access to malicious advertisements and websites. Moreover, the application can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of websites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your Apple Mac, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted pop-up advertisements, block harmful or misleading web pages.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the tutorial shown above, your Apple Mac should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox will no longer show annoying SoloProcess ads when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with SoloProcess adware.