About this threat

SoftwareHandler pop-ups are bothering you because you have an ad-supported application on your computer. If you run into pop-ups or commercials hosted on this site, then you probably have recently installed free application, and in that way authorized ad-supported program to contaminate your operating system. If you don’t know what an adware is, you may be baffled about everything. Advertising-supported software’s main intention is not to directly jeopardize your OS, it simply aims to bombard your screen with adverts. Ad-supported programs may, however, lead to a much more serious infection by rerouting you to a malicious site. We strongly suggest you delete SoftwareHandler before it may cause more damage.

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How does an adware work

Ad-supported program is attached to freeware in a way that allows it to install without requiring your explicit consent. These unnecessary set ups happen so often because not everyone knows freeware comes together with not wanted items. Such as adware, reroute viruses and other potentially unwanted applications (PUPs). Users who opt for Default mode to install something will be authorizing all additional items to install. Instead select Advance or Custom settings. If you pick Advanced instead of Default, you will be allowed to deselect all, so we advise you pick those. It is not difficult or time-consuming to implement those settings, so you need to always opt for them.

Ads will begin showing up as soon as the adware sets up. Whether you favor Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will notice the symptoms on all of them. Switching browsers won’t help you bypass the advertisements, you will need to remove SoftwareHandler if you want to remove them. Since ads are how adware generate profit, expect to see a lot of them.Adware might every now and then offer dubious downloads, and you should never agree to them.Use official sites when it comes software downloads, and stop downloading from pop-ups and weird portals. In case you were wondering why, downloads from advertising-supported application created adverts can lead to a much more serious contamination. The advertising-supported program will also cause your browser to fail to load and your operating system to run much slower. Ad-supported software bring only inconveniences so we recommend you terminate SoftwareHandler as soon as possible.

How to eliminate SoftwareHandler

If you have selected to uninstall SoftwareHandler, you have two methods to do it, either by hand or automatically. If you have spyware removal software, we recommend automatic SoftwareHandler elimination. You could also delete SoftwareHandler manually but you would need to find and erase it and all its associated software yourself.


Learn how to remove SoftwareHandler from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SoftwareHandler

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to remove SoftwareHandler

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to remove SoftwareHandler
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to remove SoftwareHandler
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove SoftwareHandler from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete SoftwareHandler from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to remove SoftwareHandler
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to remove SoftwareHandler
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to remove SoftwareHandler
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove SoftwareHandler from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to remove SoftwareHandler

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to remove SoftwareHandler
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to remove SoftwareHandler

Step 5. Remove SoftwareHandler from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to remove SoftwareHandler

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to remove SoftwareHandler

Step 6. Remove SoftwareHandler from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to remove SoftwareHandler
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to remove SoftwareHandler
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for SoftwareHandler removal.

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware:
  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to remove SoftwareHandler
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to remove SoftwareHandler
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove SoftwareHandler and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to remove SoftwareHandler