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File: softonic.xml

Location of softonic.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether softonic.xml is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific softonic.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\softonic.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific softonic.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\softonic.xml

If you find softonic.xml file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The softonic.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of softonic.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
143408777D1D45DA033C5EDCB54B923A4187Apr 25, 2014
14349EEBB9E6F21EAF1F3F7282EDE9A6A0F6Apr 25, 2014
1448809CC2EBC3D0E7DE773EE0B68F7B5D44Apr 30, 2014
14347F98BFC60C3EF562AF6E6F7732E81C99May 2, 2014
14487E74DC8D0901F404498073B59E497EC2May 6, 2014
14484B00AED435A4BE777F1230736DA9C95AMay 7, 2014
1434F13000FD02AD73B59A8F8ACF03A5C709May 7, 2014
1434D5B79948082BA68E418C6044DB63D65DMay 11, 2014
1448E00383B0E99FFA99134C7D9F844685BCMay 19, 2014
2060EEA81C691EBE8A784499D5E2508A8987May 19, 2014
14340865C08EBB1477409204DA148D1E3C6EMay 26, 2014
14488EF02A98768E6C5ED7842ACACD8A18B4May 27, 2014
143466BB8B4796D781E08FB7F34E6A2F68A5Jun 4, 2014
144891379ED9DCB4D7B6E2DA682A24363E66Jun 7, 2014
143406C6EF0C96AC6CFC74F84118919C9350Jun 10, 2014
1434EB65410CE690C33C8927427C5E25C507Jun 14, 2014
144838F8B0DD69F11350BAA5E9237DE6FB77Jun 15, 2014
14482409DD68256D7C393D7997DBEED3F5D0Jun 16, 2014
1448FA8677685DDF19BFFA9194E16FB94497Jul 1, 2014
1448084A4AD8B04BCBB267B965D181934382Jul 2, 2014
14342852992FDE403CED5CA2208466F2092BJul 6, 2014
14344326FB7A9F0BEC401F6700A5897CD432Jul 6, 2014
14349F4E61486669EE187E6A7EFA9A866DD9Jul 9, 2014
1448B9E4B1F38F1B69729B90EAD40D918C74Jul 19, 2014
20603D099CDC058EB5E2BB613DE20489BA3DJul 26, 2014
14345AA25D59BDAC81EC8FEEAFDA668321CEJul 31, 2014
20600CABDF7F730D6F940B76DC519BA3A049Jul 31, 2014
14484ABD94C382967BA314E4D698072D65C1Aug 1, 2014
206048A7E9BA72CD06F5068FF69F11D43EB0Aug 7, 2014
1434CDB2053A432CD42CA07562C614545DF9Aug 8, 2014
1434382BA38ADC1CB036C85F842D6C389BC7Aug 17, 2014
1434CBF66E0AAF67D1D2B85F65CB1CFFEBE4Aug 17, 2014
20607681FF89DBE07D9FA8550658F101632FAug 27, 2014
1434ABF13CFF189E90DE36F9C90ED3AED656Aug 31, 2014
1434A5F80C207B350DD25B2B7A357EB4D573Sep 2, 2014
1434165992693CA4F82F8078EEAB4B553D62Sep 14, 2014
143418F5B4AA56FAB912CF1B027E3DE8F654Sep 25, 2014
2062EBCC06457C05A45C8D13CE39E581C259Oct 7, 2014
14341C84C808362517D3A64E8A2E7143AC83Oct 20, 2014
1434ACCADB57A7E9FCD797FD1147BD7720C4Oct 27, 2014
1434385F968422BD743FE719286C789AF719Nov 2, 2014
1448C478753F3B6907E6E838CC738F82A9D6Nov 3, 2014
143421EB7C1B4BB8F16A7425CD77FD7A3D9FNov 10, 2014
206086FE605CDA774328A8C51A63C81F7105Nov 10, 2014
2060A7A4C4C4A5A077BA0EBE18F65BA901F8Nov 11, 2014
2060F30235473FC6683491C7C7B33D5495C5Dec 9, 2014
1434D78DDA7CCDFA0D20CD1E8FA59283782CDec 24, 2014
2060CBD3786429208CF8F4BCB6F99671CD85Mar 25, 2015
1448EEABA1CC191703E130D9816AC876F718Mar 27, 2015
14349C897E6BADDCBB6961B991F77764E941Apr 16, 2015
2060A71A5EBE24C58BCD88416116B3E30419May 1, 2015
1679639939708C3326E90B3CFE1FF039BB88May 4, 2015
1434D98B731E650393FC52D4759FAC5C43C5May 7, 2015
1434E9322B8AB21D52D59A7976FE9876D84CMay 21, 2015
1434FF66BF8AA7287B8B22AEBF5F018AD555Jun 30, 2015
1448BFA797079021238484161EEE9656653FJul 7, 2015
14487634932A18A0897C5FD09FD5A6A20ED6Aug 15, 2015
14486427502B10022CD54ECF64BCA464A3E1Aug 18, 2015
20607AB9B7A1A9769B2481184FE063C8FC9DSep 20, 2015
143428D0179B593DBACD26A671C6507F864FSep 24, 2015
20242BBA2AD9F0BD335482788BB684089792Oct 23, 2015
143490B40D6FA3187A407629F6D99C9D2A51Nov 27, 2015
2060BAB8F5A60426294B1E2AB93FA0BEE909Dec 15, 2015
14341CD6E077C9A0F53F6958A2BB83D31144Dec 22, 2015
1434756F40E4C29F4BB65C23AC37FAA70A25Dec 31, 2015
1434C8864786F96D24A56DA58CF023ECBB99Jan 9, 2016
143481AB130C53C1D51DA1E31682FDC8961EJan 13, 2016
1434992174EDB32DF572974C923BFD25CECEJan 20, 2016
1434BE9CB6D44E19DD288FCB264B35290852Feb 8, 2016
143463242D8D9B6A1F9095FEB9244102CAEEMar 27, 2016
2060F07F90795BC84816306993DA6C611A2FMay 13, 2016
144829AD0E027EF21FB0A67FB41C640C1FE5May 20, 2016
2060ECFBC4AAFF4EE0C0F79E81F34F07E972May 27, 2016
143454B77FDF4405B8878CDA88A167402958May 29, 2016
20605BA956BB196D8FA9EEE0FBE69D559EE4Jun 11, 2016
2096D6ADC2C5CBE852CBE8877ABD76BE86A8Jul 6, 2016
14489DBDBCEB8555B06AD5C438856671EDA3Jul 9, 2016
143440D0600636D907084CE1C415553A8D87Jul 26, 2016
1434352613271640B55FAF723CABD9E5909DAug 24, 2016
14482F7937B8078C5747856777A704DFEB92Sep 25, 2016
1448CD1B33D3E30ABC9DBE3B0EE27EF24C4EOct 5, 2016
1434D30F27B2402A7A7074517A69752D9B2BDec 4, 2016
1448C165FF586EC33F62E3BE288EA006FB9DDec 7, 2016
1434D380ECA69255E947663382F2CF1C0551Dec 15, 2016
1434C4C7E64E7000A6454FCA39A702A82BFCDec 16, 2016
14480CE3B4756E4EFAE170B7B0051670BD26Jan 13, 2017
2060A76B97368CC0459E362D5AB62F7560F1Jan 28, 2017
2060C7D6EEA00A3BADAF87BC9F0FA6D9786CFeb 14, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove softonic.xml^

  1. To enable deleting the softonic.xml file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select softonic.xml and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of softonic.xml and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of softonic.xml and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of softonic.xml will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of softonic.xml will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a softonic.xml malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type softonic.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing softonic.xml is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to softonic.xml, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of softonic.xml and Associated Malware.