How to remove the soproc virus

Most antivirus programs identify soproc.exe as malware—for example BitDefender identifies it as Adware.MyWebSearch.AE, and McAfee identifies it as MWS.

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Soproc.exe file information

The process known as SoftwareOnline Intelligent Downloader belongs to software SoftwareOnline Intelligent Downloader by (

Description: Soproc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Soproc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 27,840 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The soproc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The soproc.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Soproc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify soproc.exe related errors

Important: You should check the soproc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SoftwareOnline Intelligent Downloader has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Two messages appear when I logon. Telling me it cannot find it.
remove from registry
I got it when I downloaded Registry Cleaner-one of my more stupid decisions
registry toolkit
Opens up and modifies folder System32
  Martin Agents  
soproc.exe is an invisible file that can sometimes cause actual damage to system registry keys, or HKEY files, and is a bit of a bother to get rid of. Registry Cleaner and a variety of "add-on" programs incorporate it in order to keep track of MSN Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer webpages. It must be deleted or it will cause permanent damage
i also got it when I downloaded a registry cleaner
its a type of spyware, less dangerous, but syware nevertheless
I was INFECTED somehow..I cant seem to get rid of it.
  clint chapman  
To Remove Soproc and any related error messages: click 'start' then 'Run' type "regedit" click 'ok' then go to the top tab called 'edit' then 'find', type soproc.exe look at the results under 'DATA' right side of the window for soproc.exe & then Delete only that File.
  JOHN Z  
It totally 'clogs up' my PC and slows it down to a snails pace. I open my task window as sson as I log on and find soproc.exe and "end process". But it comes back eveytime I log on.
My computer was very slow until I ended the process through Task Manager. Simple, Easy, Effectice.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of soproc.exe: based on 23 votes with 12 user comments. 4 users think soproc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 12 users think soproc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving soproc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active soproc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the soproc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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