SosoDesktop or SoSoDesk is an advertised software that serves both as an adware and a browser hijacker. SosoDesktop(.)com is the official web domain for the unwanted program of the same name. From the website you can directly download the application, but that is not advised. No matter where you got the undesired program from, there will always be some negative effect – either just advertisements being generated whenever you browse the Web or your homepage, new tab and default search changed, too. To remove all adverts and revert the changes made by SoSoDesk, you should read the article carefully.
|Type||Adware, Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||SosoDesktop has an official site, hosting a direct download for its software, which is both an adware and a browser hijacker.|
|Symptoms||You will see advertisements all over your browsers, and your search engine will be hijacked as well.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages, Direct Download|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss SosoDesktop(.)com.|
SosoDesktop(.)com – Delivery
SosoDesktop can be delivered in many ways. A direct download button is present on the main page of their site at SosoDesktop(.)com. You can see that from the picture right below this paragraph. The software could also be delivered by third-party installation setups. Without your knowledge, these setups will install the SoSoDesk app, no matter if they are freeware or bundled packages. Installation setups could have additive components and settings set with the default installation. Preventing unwanted actions by such installers is possible, if you find Custom or Advanced options inside to deselect components or uncheck settings.
SosoDesktop(.)com can be delivered through multiple advertisements on various websites. Banners, pop-up and pop-under ads, and many others can be utilized to redirect to the platform in question. Visiting websites with unknown origins or ones that are suspicious could also end up in you seeing the unwanted program SoSoDesk. Redirect links could be found in these sites, too. Browsers that could be affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
SosoDesktop(.)com – Description
SosoDesktop(.)com is the official page of a software developed and owned by BYSENDA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED. The software named SoSoDesk for short can be downloaded from the page mentioned above and considered both an adware and a browser hijacker. That company has notoriety for publishing other, similar software such as the Ghokswa Browser. You could witness advertisements and redirects everywhere while you browse, especially if you have the SosoDesktop installed manually or from a bundled setup. Here you can see a screenshot of what your homepage, new tab and default search engine will look like if you have software related to SosoDesktop installed:
If your computer has any program, browser extension, add-on or plugin related to SosoDesktop(.)com, you see a lot of online advertising. Sponsored and targeted can appear as well. You should know that the search results of the Search.SosoDesktop(.)com will act as a filter for your every search, collect information from you and will show you in-text advertisements, as shown below:
Not only text-link ads, which redirect you, will be shown in search results. Other ad types can appear as well, and they can appear elsewhere, too. Some of the ad types that the software will try to push are pop-ups, pop-unders, and banners, as well as transitional and interstitial ads. Do not be surprised if you see even more various adverts.
Advertisements can have one of the following texts somewhere inside:
- Ads by SosoDesktop(.)com
- Advertisement by SosoDesktop(.)com
- Ad by SosoDesktop(.)com
- Advert from SosoDesktop(.)com
- Powered by SosoDesktop(.)com
- Brought to you by SosoDesktop(.)com
Ads and redirecting links, which are connected to the SosoDesktop service could be placed on affiliated websites to generate Web traffic for the platform. This traffic could generate a lot of revenue for the adware platform with a pay-per-click scheme set in place. Read on to see what information, precisely, the Bysenda company may obtain from you and your computer.
The policy states that it acquires information from – check below to see in what cases information is gathered from you.
Information you provide:
- First and last name
- Company mailing address
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Other similar information
Information Bysenda gets from social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.):
- First and last name
- Social media handle
- Email address
- Your interests in ads
Information which is automatically collected:
- Your device operating system type
- Browser type
- Browser language
- Pages you viewed
- How long you spent on a page
- Access times
- Information about your use of the site
- Actions you do on the site
On top of all that, the data is stored by Bysenda Technology Limited, and they use it to identify you personally. Cookies are also used on the website and by their software so that they can collect more data than the one listed above. Be careful when using anything related to Bysenda, be it their site, services, programs or browser add-ons.
Remove SosoDesktop(.)com Effectively from Your PC
To remove SosoDesktop(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of it completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SosoDesktop(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SosoDesktop(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SosoDesktop(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SosoDesktop(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SosoDesktop(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SosoDesktop(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SosoDesktop(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SosoDesktop(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SosoDesktop(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SosoDesktop(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com 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 SosoDesktop(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate SosoDesktop(.)com 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.