How to get rid of "SOFT CORES" Virus (PUP.Trojan.SOFTCORES) from Chrome? Recommended Guide

What is SOFT CORES?

SOFT CORES is a Trojan hiddenly mining cryptocurrency in your browser.
SOFT CORES is classified as PUP.Trojan.SOFT CORES.
Web-miner is a Java-script, executed from a web site or from a browser extension (or plugin).

  1. SOFT CORES significantly reduces the performance of the computer, using its resources.
  2. SOFT CORES reduces battery’s capacity.
  3. SOFT CORES does not host malicious modules on the victim’s computer, and therefore is difficult to cure.

How I got SOFT CORES virus?

The other day I found that a couple of sites I often visited suddenly became too slow. More precisely, everything was too slow on my PC.
When I visited these sites, I noticed that processor’s usage is about 100%.

How to get rid of SOFT CORES web miner virus

I found out that this behavior is typical for web-miners. In fact, an attacker (or sometimes the author of the site with the purpose of additional earnings) inserts in the site code a Java-script that works on the victim’s computer while it is on this site.
There are also another exotic types of web-miners, when the script is built in not into a specific site, but into a plug-in that builds a malicious script into any page you open on-fly.


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How can you protect from web-miner SOFT CORES?

In fact, for this type of malware, the answer is not so obvious. Do not go to unknown sites? Sure. In addition, a well-known site can suddenly start to contain a malicious script too.
Disable scripts and monitor their execution? Perhaps. And of course, avoid plugins. Unknown plugins. New plugins. I would even say – almost any pluggin.

But don’t worry! I will explain everything more precisely.

You have 2 ways to remove SOFT CORES:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way of protection?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SOFT CORES", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

How to easily remove SOFT CORES virus? (Virus removal guide)

Here’s how to remove SOFT CORES virus:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe. (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for SOFT CORES malware using UnHackMe. (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SOFT CORES malware. (3 minutes)

STEP 4: (optional) Clear your basket and cache.

UnHackMe will complete all steps I wrote above by checking all items with it’s database in only 1 minute!

Also UnHackMe surely will find another malware too, not only SOFT CORES virus.

With manual deletion there can be some problems with erasing some opened files. Some processes can immediately be opened again. Often you can not have access rights to do some operations also.

UnHackMe ready to all this situations and will make hard work during reboot.

And that is not the end! If after erasing SOFT CORES virus some problems still exists, UnHackMe has manual mode to explore unwanted programs in list and fix them.
Just try to use UnHackMe from Greatis Software and follow this guide!

So let’s start now:


STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).

  1. Download UnHackMe from official web site.
    Double click on UnHackMe.zip.
    Choose ‘unhackme_setup.exe’.
  2. start install UnHackMe

  3. Then you have to accept the license agreement.
  4. proceed install UnHackMe

  5. And later you have to choose destination to install and finish installation process.
  6. choose destination directory for install UnHackMe


STEP 2: Scan for SOFT CORES malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).

  1. At first, you have to run UnHackMe and check if web-miner’s protection option is on.
  2. Check if web-miners protection option is on

  3. Then start scanning. You may use fast scan for only 1 minute. But if you have time – I recommend you to run Online Multi-Antivirus + Anti-malware scanning with VirusTotal – it will increase probability of detection not only SOFT CORES virus, but the other unwanted software too.
  4. Start removing virus using UnHackMe

  5. After that the scanning process will begin.
  6. scan viruses with UnHackMe


STEP 3: Remove SOFT CORES malware (3 minutes).

  1. By the way, UnHackMe shows you everything he found, not only absolutely bad, but suspected and even potentially good. Be careful! Not sure – skip it! But if it is marked as dangerous – trust it. It will be red. Check it and click Remove Checked.
  2. remove using UnHackMe

  3. After that UnHackMe may ask you for confirmation and advise to close all browsers. Do it.
  4. In case you need to delete file or directory it is better to check “Use file safe deleting”. Yes, you will need to reboot, but this is best way.
  5. fix virus with UnHackMe

  6. And after all you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process
  7. Was fixed by UnHackMe


STEP 4: (optional) Clear your basket and cache.

  • Well, at first clear your basket. It is very usual, but necessary operation.
    Simply right click on your basket and choose “Clear”.
  • After that you have to clear the cache of your browser. For example, if you use Mozilla Firefox as I do, just go to menu Tools and run Options.
    Open Privacy tab and check option ‘Clear history when Firefox closes’
  • clear history after removed malware virus in firefox

  • Then click Settings at this screen and check options ‘Cookies’ and ‘Cache’ as shown at picture.
  • clear cache firefox remove virus

  • After that click OK and close your browser’s pages. All information in cache will be removed.

So after all these steps you will have absolutely clean system without any trace of SOFT CORES virus. Start using UnHackMe right now to completely protect your PC from malware and unwanted programs!

How to remove SOFT CORES web miner manually? (Virus removal guide)

  1. Open the Task Manager and find out which process loads all the resources of your processor. Is this your browser? Most likely, you were attacked by a web miner.
  2. check task manager to terminate
    More info…

  3. Check the plug-ins of all installed browsers Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc. I recommend that you delete them, leaving only the standard ones. This is especially true for the Chrome browser.
  4. check plugins

  5. And at the end, clear your temporal files, browser’s cache.

So it was much easier to protect your PC automatically, wasn’t it? I fixed SOFT CORES virus in only 5 minutes! That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SOFT CORES virus or other unwanted software, using this simple guide.

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