Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is FreeSOFTtoday?
FreeSOFTtoday is a program created by company named agence-exclusive, it promises find and display free (or at discounted price) software for it's users. While such functionality may seem legitimate, computer users should know that this program is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.
Developers of this program are using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling thus, most of computer users install this program without their consent. After successful infiltration this software generates various intrusive third party ads; for example, banners, pop-ups, coupon and in-text advertisements.
Moreover, this adware tracks user's Internet browsing by recording the domain name of each page users view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, the advertisements that users click, and other information about user's computer and web usage.
In reality, FreeSOFTtoday doesn't add any real value, it's main purpose is to get revenue from generating intrusive online ads. The presence of this adware can lead to malware infections, and privacy issues, it's recommended to eliminate this potentially unwanted program from one's computer.
At the time of research FreeSOFTtoday adware was distributed using deceptive download clients and fake downloads (fake Java updates, fake browser updates, etc.).
In most cases Internet users install this program without their consent. FreeSOFTtoday is similar other potentially unwanted applications which infiltrate user's computers using freeware downloads, for example Zombie Alert, SaveNet, and buzz-it.
To avoid installation of such potentially unwanted programs, computer users should be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by some download client, be sure to decline installation of advertised browser plug-ins and applications.
When installing the already downloaded free program always choose "advanced" or "custom" installation options, this step could reveal installation of any bundled adware. Internet users who have already installed FreeSOFTtoday should use this removal guide to eliminate it from their computers.
Deceptive free software installers used in FreeSoftToday adware distribution:
Screenshot of FreeSOFTtoday application:
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- What is FreeSOFTtoday?
- STEP 1. Uninstall FreeSOFTtoday application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove FreeSOFTtoday add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove FreeSOFTtoday plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove FreeSOFTtoday extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove FreeSOFTtoday extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "FreeSoftToday", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
At the time of research FreeSOFTtoday installed together with DealPly adware, it's recommended to remove this application.
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program which causes FreeSofttoday ads scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software.
Remove FreeSOFTtoday from Internet browsers:
At the time of research FreeSOFTtoday didn't install it's browser plugins to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, however it came bundled with DealPly, it's recommended to remove this adware from one's Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons." Look for "DealPly Shopping" select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the free soft today adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "DealPly Shopping" select this entry and click on a trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the free soft today adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions," in the opened window remove "DealPly Shopping".
Computer users who have problems with free soft today adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the free soft today adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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