What is SoftCop.exe, How to remove SoftCop.exe

SoftCop.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: SoftCop
Filename: SoftCop.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | SoftCop

Command: C:\Program Files\SoftCop Software\SoftCop\SoftCop.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [SoftCop] C:\Program Files\SoftCop Software\SoftCop\SoftCop.exe -min

RSIT Line:

“SoftCop”=C:\Program Files\SoftCop Software\SoftCop\SoftCop.exe [2009-10-17 830976]

Description: part of SoftCop. SoftCop is a rogue antispyware program.

How to remove: use these SoftCop removal instructions

4 Responses to “What is SoftCop.exe, How to remove SoftCop.exe”

  1. Krista Brown Says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I was browsing the web today and suddenly my screen was replaced with a fake (but very convincing) screen alerting me my computer was infected with 12 viruses. When I tried exiting, a program called NSIS Softcop Online kept trying to install itself on my computer.

    I’ve never experienced such a deceitful, devious and authentic-looking attempt to hijack my browser and implant spyware onto my computer. I immediately ran two different scans (from programs I have installed and trust) and DID NOT have any infections.

    It seemed suspicious so I put the ‘application’ (that I did not run, but saved to my desktop) in a ‘denied access’ folder. Then I typed in ‘SoftCop’ in my browser and voila, I ended up here at this informative site.

    Thanks again for confirming my suspicions.


  2. john cortes Says:

    i was just scammed how do i get funds back and get rid of these guys

  3. admin Says:

    john, call to your bank and ask for charge back.

  4. Krista Brown Says:

    Thank you so much for the information about SoftCop.exe.

    I almost fell prey to it on the 17th when suddenly, while gleefully browsing along on the DeviantArt site, my screen went berserk — a new window appeared with a very convincing and authentic-looking warning alert from ©Microsoft Windows™; but it wasn’t Microsoft. It said I had 12 infections. The freakiest part was that it tried nearly a dozen times to install itself onto my computer, even though I NEVER selected YES, RUN, CLICK, etc. I felt violated and angry – it was my first experience with a ‘Real-Time’ Malware Attack.

    The only scan that detected it was ESET’s Online Scanner http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

    And your site is the only place I found any information about this Trojan.

    Thanks again.

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