SoftStronghold is a rogue security application that claims to be able to remove any infections on any computer. However, this is a complete lie and the program should not be trusted at all. It uses Trojan horses to infect computers, as well as malicious websites to exploit a computer’s security holes. Then, once it has secretly loaded itself, it begins a horrible scam.
From pop-ups to fake security alerts to fake system scans, SoftStronghold will do anything to make a sale. It tells the user that their computer is infected but only points to benign files as infections. It then tells the user that they need to buy its full version in order to have the threats removed. This of course, is just part of its scam, since the full version is completely powerless.
If this rogue has infected your computer somehow, then you need to have it removed immediately. If you wish to remove it manually, start by killing the following processes:
Type : Rogue Security Application
Relative file contents : SoftStronghold.lnk, 1 SoftStronghold.lnk, 2 Homepage.lnk, 3 Uninstall.lnk, SoftStronghold.exe, uninstall.exe, akx4.tmp.exe, 10246h9zktool4d5.exe, 1045ztroj92a.ocx, 10520hac5too979z.bin, 20151worm9z4.ocx, 205z0sp95ad.exe, 2069sz5mbot179.dll
Then, delete these registry entries:
Unregister the following DLL:
Delete these files:
Finally, delete these directories:
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SoftStronghold
%Program Files%\SoftStronghold Software\SoftStronghold
%Program Files%\SoftStronghold Software\
Though these instructions will remove SoftStronghold, it won’t remove the Trojan that downloaded. They also won’t remove any other malicious software that may have been secretly downloaded. The best way to make sure your computer is safe is by using a trustworthy antispyware program that you can trust.
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