This article has been created in order to explain what is the Prime Soft adware and how to fully remove it from your computer.
A new adware, related to set of various different programs which show advertisements on the victims’ computers has been detected under the name Prime Soft Inc. The adware may show different types of advertisements, including pop-ups, browser redirects and other forms of ads on the victim’s computer. This may immediately result In your PC starting to experience slowdowns and other similar behavior. Since some of the advertisements, related to Prime Soft adware may be damaging to your computer, we recommend you to read this article and learn how to remove the Prime Soft PUP from your computer, if you see it.
|Name||Prime Soft Inc. Adware|
|Short Description||Aims to download and install different adware components on the computers of users and display different advertisements plus track information.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC and possible malware infection, since the ads lead to third-party sites.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Prime Soft Adware – Distribution Methods
In order for it to be widespread, Prime Soft adware may use different tactics to spread, but one of them stands out and it is called software bundling. Based on this method, many programs that users download from third-party software providing websites are often bundled with other programs, such as free media players torrent downloader software and other freeware users often download. In addition to this, the Prime Soft adware may be added in the form of a browser extension as a result of you having to visit a third-party website. So be careful which sites you visit and what you install on your computer and since programs like the Prime Soft PUP are often well hidden and pretend to free extras to your current installations, it is strongly advisable to focus on checking the “Advanced” and “Custom” installation options each time you install new software, you have downloaded from a website you know nothing about.
Prime Soft PUP – More Information
In order to best understand the philosophy behind the Prime Soft PUP, one word should be on focus – profits. The set of programs, related to Prime Soft incorporated are not categorized as malware, but they may act as such, since they pose a risk to your computer that make their publishers richer via displaying third-party advertisements on your computer and hence driving hoax traffic to websites, that otherwise won’t be able to get many daily visitors.
To do this, the Prime Soft adware may participate in various types of unwanted activities, such as tracking your online browsing activity, like:
- Data about the websites you have visited.
- Information about your browsing history.
- Your online clicks and online searches.
This information is often tracked by tracking technologies, such as:
- LSOs (Locally Shared Objects).
These technologies and the information they gather may be used to use the so-called behavioral advertising algorithms in order to display advertisements to you that are related to your interests. This increases that likelihood of you clicking on the ad and visiting the third-party website. But since Prime Soft may display a lot of third-party sites, they are not responsible for, the adware may lead you to unsafe sites. Such sites usually tend to be:
- Malicious websites that may infect your computer with Trojans, more adware, Ransomware, Miners, Worms, Viruses, etc.
- Scamming sites which may ask you to call fake tech support numbers.
- Phishing sites that pretend to be the actual ones, but aim to get you to enter your financial and personal information in order to steal it.
These and other reasons of such type make Prime Soft adware an indirect threat to your computer and the removal of this program is highly advisable.
Remove PrimeSoft Adware Completely from Your PC
In order to make sure that Prime Soft adware is fully gone from your computer system we recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath. They have been created in order to best help you delete this program and it’s related files and objects either manually or automatically from your PC. If manual removal is not something you feel confident or have the experience in doing, security experts often recommend using an advanced anti-malware software to help remove Prime Soft adware automatically. Such program will also detect any other threats to fully secure your computer and ensure that future protection is active in real-time.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware
Step 2: Uninstall Prime Soft Inc. Adware and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Prime Soft Inc. Adware on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Prime Soft Inc. Adware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Prime Soft Inc. Adware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Prime Soft Inc. Adware will be removed.
Eliminate Prime Soft Inc. Adware from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.