How To Remove / Uninstall Windows Soft Soldier Virus (Removal Guide)


19.10.2009

If your computer got infected with the SoftSoldier rogue anti-malware (Scareware), this article will provide all the information about what SoftSoldier is as well as instructions on how to remove it and all related files from your computer.

Just like we stated above, SoftSoldier is a rogue anti-malware. Soft Soldier works in a way that is highly similar to the other rogue anti-malware we talked about in our past articles (Cyber Security, Trust Soldier, Windows Enterprise Defender). This malware will take the form of video codecs required for an online video or flash updates to install itself on your computer.

Once installed, Soft Soldier will create a bunch of files that have random names. These files will be placed in C:Windows and C:WindowsSystem 32. You won’t know that these files are created.

How To Remove / Uninstall Windows Soft Soldier Virus (Removal Guide)

When you restart your computer, you will notice that Soft Soldier will automatically start a scan (it’s actually a fake scan) of your computer. When this fake scan will be complete, Soft Soldier will tell you that these files are infections and that you need to buy the program to remove them from your computer.

In addition, Soft Soldier will also display some security alerts stating that your computer is under attack and that malware has been detected. It will even fake a Windows Security Center that advises you to buy Soft Soldier to protect your computer (the original windows security center does not recommend any program).

SoftSoldier is just a scam, so don’t buy it (contact your credit card company if you already did) and don’t believe the warnings it will give you.

Here is a quick guide on how to remove Soft Soldier from your computer. Tip: you should print these instructions as you will be needed to close all windows a little later.

Make sure that you follow closely these instructions

  1. Click here to download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM). Save the file on your desktop. Don’t run it yet.

  2. Close all open windows and then run the setup file for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.

  3. Follow the wizard instructions and complete the install without changing any settings.

  4. When the install is complete, leave both “Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware” and “Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware” boxes checked before clicking Finish.

  5. Go to the Scanner tab and select Perform quick scan. Now click on the scan button.

  6. Wait for the scan to complete. When it is, click the OK button.

  7. Go to the scanner screen and click on the Show Results button.

  8. When taken at the screen that shows all detected infections, select them all and click Remove Selected.

  9. Wait for MBAM to remove all the infections. Note that MBAM may ask for a restart in order to remove all threats. Allow it to do so if prompted.

  10. When the scan is finished, a scan log will be opened. Close it when you are done reading it.

Now you should have removed SoftSoldier and any related files from your computer.

This article is part of our “Malware Removal Tips” series of articles. Click here for more articles.

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