Delete SOPA virus

April 12, 2021

What is SOPA virus

How does SOPA virus works

SOPA virus is a troubling ransomware malicious software that, similarly to FBI malware or Celas virus, proves an prohibited attentive. This notification declares that abandon internet Piracy Automatic safeguarding device institution is about to delete the victim’S files if he won’T pay for the consumption of copyrighted or unlawful files that were discovered on operating system.

When infiltrated in addition to SOPA virus, you shall in addition be alerted that your device is now on a Black classification of this anti-piracy establishment and it shall be here until you pay 200 dollars or euros via the Moneypak prepayment machine. However, be confident that all these kinds of stories connected to copyrighted materials, child pornography or illegitimate tool are created and are eager merely to startle you onto giving your profit away.

Delete SOPA virus


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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to SOPA virus. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove SOPA virus Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for SOPA virus or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall SOPA virus Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for SOPA virus or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete SOPA virus Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for SOPA virus or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If SOPA virus.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove SOPA virus Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for SOPA virus or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that SOPA virus is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the SOPA virus program.
  7. Select SOPA virus or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from SOPA virus

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete SOPA virus

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect SOPA virus, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find SOPA virus in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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