How to Remove SoftSoldier | Soft Soldier Removal Guide



Soft Soldier is yet another entry in the long wini line of rogue antivirus applications. ( TrustFighter TrustFighter Removal Guide, TrustSoldier removal guide and the following others… SafeFighter (Safefighter Removal), TrustCop (TrustCop Removal Guide), SecureWarrior (SecureWarrior Removal), SecurityFighter (SecurityFighter Removal), SecuritySoldier (SecuritySoldier Removal) and it also has gone under other names. They’re busy bees…. but lazy as all of these applications have the same look and feel and many of the same characteristics. Keep reading for information on how to remove softsoldier.


Like most of these rogue applications SoftSoldier installs by way of websites that exploit the user browser, or popups. They also falsify virus scans and claim that you have many problems on your computer that need to be cleaned and removed. The only way they say you can remove these are to purchase their software. The easiest and most straightforward approach for any application is to attempt to remove it via the control panel and the add/remove programs area. That may not provide a complete uninstall though and you may need to manually remove softsoldier.

First you will likely want to block the following website associated with SoftSoldier:

softsoldier.com

Next, you should go ahead and download and install malwarebytes antimalware. You can find a link to it on my virus removal toolkit page. You can then install, update and run a full scan with malwarebytes. Some of these rogue applications are more clever though and will prevent you from running the install of something like malwarebytes. So, you have the following possibilities for what you can do to remove SoftSoldier. 1) reboot into safe mode and install, update and run a scan with malwarebytes from safe mode. 2) rename the malwarebytes download file (mbam.exe) to something else (other.exe) and then re-attempt the install process. 3) Follow the next step for a manual removal of softsoldier to kill off the running processes associated with the rogue, then reattempt your installation, update and scan with malwarebytes antimalware.

The following processes are associated with SoftSoldier, there appears to be a random component to the names so they may vary from install to install. Use the following as a template for what you will need to kill off in the task manager. If you are unable to run task manager you may try renaming the executable file taskmgr.exe to another name (copy and paste then rename is safest.) Or, you may try using process explorer (which you can find via a link on the virus removal toolkit page. The processes for softsoldier look like this:

zwh4.tmp.exe
SoftSoldier.exe
uninstall.exe

The following dll file should be de-registered and deleted: (once again – random component – use this as and the other information below as a template for finding the files as they are named in your situation.)

bfaz5r891.dll

At this point you should look for and delete the following files and folders to continue your removal of softsoldier:

%docs%All UsersDesktopSoftSoldier.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftSoldier
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftSoldier1 SoftSoldier.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftSoldier2 Homepage.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftSoldier3 Uninstall.lnk
%progfiles%SoftSoldier Software
%progfiles%SoftSoldier SoftwareSoftSoldier
%progfiles%SoftSoldier SoftwareSoftSoldierSoftSoldier.exe
%progfiles%SoftSoldier SoftwareSoftSoldieruninstall.exe
%win%10158vzrus952.ocx
%win%1025znot-9-virus53b.cpl
%win%102909ir5s31z.cpl
%win%system32bfaz5r891.dll
%tmp%zwh4.tmp.exe

Now, even after a successful manual removal I would run a scan with malwarebytes antimalware and another reputable antivirus (AVG or Avira, F-prot/etc.) to make sure all is cleared and that ends the instructions for how to remove softsoldier.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • How to Remove GreatDefender | GreatDefender Removal Guide GreatDefender is a rogue antivirus application from the winisoft family. It is installed onto a system through the use of trojans and other malware which should give you an indication that it is not something that you want on your system. (It's usually a bad sign when you don't know......
  • How to Remove GuardPCs | GuardPCs Removal Guide GuardPCs looks like the latest entry from the wini family of rogues. (They just keep churning out new ones every other day it seems.) They're using the same template these days of course, just the names change. This one, as the others, is pushed through bogus video codec or flash......
  • How to Remove SystemCop | System Cop Removal Yes, it's another rogue antivirus package that causes all sorts of headaches, popups, false warnings and yes, you have to pay to solve the problems it claims to find. Essentially the software, when installed creates lot's of files that on scanning your system it "discovers" and claims they are a......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • How to Clean and Lubricate Skate Bearings Clean bearings are going to roll smoother, roll faster, and will last much longer than dirty bearings. Dirt and grime foul the bearings and can cause pitting which make rotation uneven and rough. The following paragraphs have instructions for cleaning bearings with removable shields. If you do not have removable......
  • Removing a Popcorn Ceiling A lot of people can look up at their ceilings right now, and what they are going to see up there is a textured ceiling that is not unlike popcorn in shape. A lot of people that have a popcorn ceiling actually wish that they did not. This was once......
  • Adware And Spyware Such A Pain Spywares and adwares are not only annoying but more often than not tend to damage your computer software and sometimes can even cause some damage to your hardware too. These annoying bugs have become a bane for internet browsers worldwide. They have become a normal occurrence that we sometimes tend......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

No Responses to “How to Remove SoftSoldier | Soft Soldier Removal Guide”

  1. How to Remove SoftCop | SoftCop Removal Guide | Computer Tips - Tech Info and Internet Security, Windows, Linux, Mac and other Tech Info from Avery J. Parker Says:


    [...] entry in the quite prolific Wini family which includes such rogues as the recent Softsoldier (How to remove SoftSoldier), ( TrustFighter TrustFighter Removal Guide, TrustSoldier removal guide and the following [...]

  2. How to Remove BlockWatcher | Removal Guide | Computer Tips - Tech Info and Internet Security, Windows, Linux, Mac and other Tech Info from Avery J. Parker Says:


    [...] SoftCop (see the SoftCop removal guide.) But, the line goes much further back…. Softsoldier (How to remove SoftSoldier), ( TrustFighter TrustFighter Removal Guide, TrustSoldier removal guide and the following [...]


Switch to our mobile site