What is SockShare?

SockShare is being presented as a service that allows users to watch online movies for free. Actually, developers use their offspring as advertising platform promoting diverse questionable products. As a result of which, your system will be filled up with a lot of ads labeled as “Ads by SockShare”. By the way, some ad is displayed in form of virtual layer that conceals underlying content. Of course, that activity isn’t only frustrating, but also diminishes your browsing experience. It’s also worth noting, SockShare exploits the system vulnerable in order to open access for other malware. Therefore, in view of the threat posed by this program, we recommend you to remove SockShare as soon as possible. The full removal of SockShare is quite difficult task due to it’s able to leave its leftovers to further restore. The best solution of this problem is to download SpyHunter removal tool – it will completely remove SockShare pop-up ads from your computer, thus free you from all annoying ads in your web browser.

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How to remove SockShare from your computer?

The best and easiest way to remove SockShare from your computer is to use special anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. The program is fully automated, all you need to do is to download and install it. Once you’ve installed anti-malware application, it will scan your system and remove all the threats.

SpyHunter 4 – it scans your computer and detects SockShare, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys. One of the best features of this program – large threat’s database. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete SockShare. Use this removal tool to get rid of SockShare for FREE.
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Malwarebytes Antimalware – this program will help you to get rid of SockShare. It can find malicious program that is corrupting your system and clean up junk files after removal.
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CleanMyMac – fully removes all instances of Safe Finder from Mac and Safari. One of the best features of this program – large threat’s database. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete SockShare. Use this removal tool to get rid of SockShare for FREE.
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How to remove SockShare manually

Remove SockShare from Control Panel

In order to get rid of SockShare, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing SockShare, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.

Windows XP:

  1. Select Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then choose Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Search for SockShare.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Select Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find SockShare and choose Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Select Search.
  3. After that choose Apps.
  4. Next Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find SockShare, select it and choose Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, then select Settings at the top.
  2. Choose App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, find SockShare and select it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Mac OSX:

  1. Launch Finder
  2. Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  3. If you see Uninstall SockShare or SockShare Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use SpyHunter free scanner in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.

SockShare won’t uninstall

There are a lot of options in any Windows version for removing applications. Still, not all the programs can be completely deleted using these options. Adware, Badware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are too stubborn to be removed, more than that, there are created this way, created to be hard to get rid of them. That’s why sometimes you can’t uninstall them using standard Windows options. You’ll probably get this message: “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall SockShare. Please, contact your system administrator.” To remove stubborn SockShare, you can use SpyHunter removal tool, it will completely remove SockShare from your computer. Or you may try to use Safe Mode:

For Windows XP, Vista, 7

  1. Turn off your PC;
  2. Turn it on and immediately press F8 button;
  3. You’ll see Advanced Boot Options menu;
  4. Select Safe Mode with arrow buttons;
  5. In Safe Mode navigate to Control Panel, then choose Uninstall a program and remove “SockShare”.

For Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  1. Press the Win+R buttons, type msconfig in box and press Enter;
  2. Choose Boot tab, and click on Safe Boot check box;
  3. Select the type of Safe Mode: Minimal or Network;
  4. Press OK and reboot your PC;
  5. In Safe Mode navigate to Control Panel, then choose Uninstall a program and remove “SockShare”.

You can also perform Clean Boot. You need to turn off all the startup programs that may be the reason why the program won’t uninstall.

  1. Press Windows + R;
  2. In the Run window type msconfig;
  3. Choose Services section;
  4. Find Hide all Microsoft services line, tick the box;
  5. The click Disable all;
  6. Return back to General section;
  7. Find the line Selective startup and untick the box Load startup items;
  8. Select Apply, then OK;
  9. Reboot your PC;
  10. Remove SockShare from Control Panel.

Step 2: Remove SockShare from browsers

Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove SockShare from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Choose Tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Search for SockShare.
  6. Select the trash can icon to remove it.

Safari:

  1. Click Preferences from Safari menu
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find SockShare or other extensions that look suspicious.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Select SockShare.
  4. Choose Disable or Remove option.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Choose Manage Add-ons option.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Next select Disable SockShare.
  6. Choose More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

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