Softomate

Classification

Riskware

Other

W32

Softomate Toolbar, Softo, BestToolbars

Summary

Softomate (BestToolbars.net) offers development tools/source code that are used to create customized toolbars.

Softomate LLC is often unfairly credited for creating Adware/Spyware toolbars, but they are only a development tool supplier.

Softomate ToolbarStudio/sources are often used to produce legitimate toolbars, such as BibleToolbar, but in many cases, Softomate LLC customers update the code with features such as: Browser HiJacking, Advertisement Pop-Ups, and Data Mining.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Find out more

Knowledge Base

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User Guide

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Contact Support

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

Please note that there is a detection for Spyware namedSoftomate Toolbar.

This is not a detection of the Softomate development tools, but rather a detection of a Data Mining Toolbar created using Softomate's software.