Somoto - How To Remove?


From the first sight, (or looks like a real search engine that you can easily get for free together with different toolbars, add-ons, PDF creators, video recording, streaming and other software. However, no matter the fact that these toolbars haven’t been found to spread malware, in reality they should be categorized as browser hijackers.

Being installed together with softwares mentioned above, and tend to change default search engine provider in IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as soon as they get on the system. As a result, user finds himself redirected to either or every time he types something in the Google address bar. We can guarantee that you will find this thing as extremely annoying and unwanted.

In addition, when trying to uninstall or toolbar from their computers, users also report about various difficulties. If you also want to get rid of, follow these removal steps:

How to remove in IE:

  1. Open IE and go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons.
  2. Choose Toolbars and Extensions, uninstall everything related to from the list: PDF Creator DB Toolbar, SMTTB2009, etc.
  3. Choose Search Providers -> Bing search engine, make it your default search provider. Select Search, click Remove button to uninstall it.
  4. Go Tools → Internet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website ( or other) instead of or
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

How to remove in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go Tools -> Add-ons.
  2. Choose Extensions; PDF Creator DB Toolbar and Widgi Toolbar Platform and click Uninstall button.
  3. Select Search; click Remove button.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.
  5. Go Tools → Options, reset the startup homepage or change it to, etc. under the General tab.

How to remove in Google Chrome:

  1. Click Customize and control Google Chrome; select Options.
  2. Select Basic Options; change Google Chrome homepage to or any other browser and click Manage search engines... button.
  3. Choose Google from the list and make it your default search engine.
  4. Choose Search from the list and remove it by clicking the “X” mark.

Finally, we highly recommend downloading spyhunter and runing a full system scan to remove all leftovers of this browser hijacker.

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January 12, 2012 10:57, January 12, 2012 12:27

4 thoughts on “Somoto

  1. For Firefox … Here is how to find the Somoto search engine and delete it.
    1 – Close Firefox.
    2 – Click on the START button in the lower left corner.
    3 – Click on RUN
    4 – Paste this in the RUN box and hit OK %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
    5 – The profiles folder opens, there is a folder in it, mine was named 99955cv9.default your folder will have different numbers and letters.
    6 – Open that folder.
    7 – Find the folder named Extensions and open it.
    8 – Delete the Somoto file in the Extensions folder.

  2. Thanks for the guide, and especially thanks Moss, that helped out a lot.

    Well, long story, I cancelled the Somoto virus program install partway through. Initially I thought it was a legit shareware program I was installing. I thought it was a YouTube rip shareware program.

    Side note: Normally I wouldn’t bother recording YouTube, though I wanted to record a few news programs regarding Russia’s recent historic meteor event. I’m an earth science student and I can possibly use these videos later for future school projects, etc.

    Anyway, eventually I wound up using a different YouTube rip program, and everything worked out perfectly fine without any viruses involved.

    But, even only partially installed, before I shut the fake Somoto install program down via Windows task manager, Somoto managed to place its unwanted bar into Firefox, and mess up my default Firefox search engines, and I don’t even know what else.

    I was able to just delete the bar out of Firefox’s extensions etc., but I couldn’t get the Somoto search out.

    Using Moss’s direction, I found the annoying Somoto search hiding in the “searchprograms” folder as a file titled “Search_Results”. I wouldn’t have thought that was it, yet the it was the only recent file in there. Well, problem solved, hopefully, for now. Such a damn hassle, seriously.

    Though again, thanks so much.

  3. I’ve been trying to remove this from IE for many many months with no success from malware and spyware removal programs. It was PDF Creator all along! Many thanks to this webpage and it’s creators. Even though I rarely use IE, it was still frustrating and my internet was slow in all browsers.

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