What is Softonic.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Softonic.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Softonic.exe file information

The process known as Softonic or Softonic Moba belongs to software Softonic Moba or Softonic for Windows by Softonic or Softonic International SL.

Description: Softonic.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Softonic.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,170,224 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 3,973,616 bytes. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. The Softonic.exe file is digitally signed. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Softonic.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to get help from the software vendor Softonic or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSoftonic for Windows.

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If Softonic.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 208,896 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Softonic.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Softonic.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving Softonic issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Softonic. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Softonic.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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