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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Sogou

Command or file name:timed.exe

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

With Sogou there is no presage that the application is installed and Sogou don't have de-setting up routine, so Sogou removal is hard without Sogou removal tool. If Sogou came from shareware programs it's often harmed and while functioning displays unnecessary, periodic alerts, so, remove Sogou fast as can. Sogou author's profit depends on how many people visit the Sogou WWW site, or how many people click on the pointers or publicities at that site. Sogou is able of making entire sections disappear from Internet Options implicitly producing a requirement to remove Sogou with a decent Sogou removal tool. Commersializing has been near always but there are dangers inherent to Sogou that consumers must be aware of. Occassionally when Sogou is eliminated machine ability to access to the global Internet may be damaged, so, it is more wise to fulfill Sogou removal with proficient Sogou removal tools.


Sogou intrusion method

Sogou

Sogou installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Sogou). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Sogou copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is timed.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Sogou and value timed.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name timed.exe or Sogou. Also, it can create folder with name Sogou under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Sogou, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Sogou from your browsers below.


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How to remove Sogou manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Sogou, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Sogou.

To get rid of Sogou, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • sogou.exe
  • tbsogo.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\sogou\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: CLSID\{EDB72B35-249C-4E82-AEB7-BEA960E30668}
  • Key: CLSID\{EDB72B35-249C-4E82-AEB7-BEA960E30668}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sogou Toolbar
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sogou Toolbar
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\IE5
    Value: CabineVisible
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\IE5
    Value: ExplorerVisible
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\IE5
    Value: FirstTime
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\IE5
    Value: Visible
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\IE5
    Value: FirstTime
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: Path
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: Write us link
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: RSSPath
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings
    Value: AlignMode
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings
    Value: Trace
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: ComId
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: MyWebServerUrl
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: Server
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: WebServerUrl
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: FirstLogin
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: SponsorId
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings\IE5
    Value: AutoArrange
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings\IE5
    Value: CleanCache
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings
    Value: AUTOUPDATE
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings
    Value: AutoUpdateIntervalInHours
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: DisplayTitle
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar
    Value: version
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings
    Value: 3rdPartyReloadInterval
  • Key: Software\sogou\toolbar\settings
    Value: LastAutoUpdate
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Value: {edb72b35-249c-4e82-aeb7-bea960e30668}

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Sogou related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Sogou entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Sogou won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Sogou under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Sogou or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Sogou
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Sogou related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Sogou related extensions from your browsers

Sogou in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Sogou. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Sogou or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Sogou removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Sogou and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Sogou removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Sogou.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Sogou are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Sogou.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Sogou and timed.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: sogou homepage still appears

Hi there, I was browsing through the internet last night when i accidentally press on an "install" programme of sogou that's written in Chinese. I didn't complete the steps of installation but somehow or rather the system assisted to do so. then I quickly went to uninstall the programme. but my homepage by then had turn to http://url.cn/BSiQt3 (for IE). Tried the methods taught online on how to remove but it doesn't seem to work. those registry values,files & folders mentioned. I don't seem to find them anyway for me to delete. Could it be due to the fact that I didn't complete the installation, that's why I can't find any of the mentioned files? I just want to remove it completely... Any kind soul may help?!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: I want to remove Sogou in my Android phone.

It's really annoying. I don't understand Chinese language. Suddenly my phone keypad turns into Sogou system. It's sucks. I want my old style of the keypad. And why the hell my Android phone have this system? I wanna remove it from my phone.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Sogou homepage still appears

Hi there, I was browsing through the internet last night when i accidentally press on an "install" programme of sogou that's written in Chinese. I didn't complete the steps of installation but somehow or rather the system assisted to do so. then I quickly went to uninstall the programme. but my homepage by then had turn to http://url.cn/BSiQt3 (for IE) & http://url.cn/HVSMcn (Google Chrome). Tried the methods taught online on how to remove but it doesn't seem to work. those registry values,files & folders mentioned. I don't seem to find them anyway for me to delete. Could it be due to the fact that I didn't complete the installation, that's why I can't find any of the mentioned files? I just want to remove it completely... Any kind soul may help?!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: sogou removal tool having issues

Hello,
I installed your removal tool for sogou, but it is having two errors. The first is "Exception EInvalidPointer in module SogouRemovalTool.exe at 0000674D.". The second is "10-06-13" not a valid integer". Please help, thanks.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: After installing removal tool, Homepage still hijacked.

IE9, Chrome browser will always open the Sogou page as homepage.

Firefox not infected. Clean homepage.

They did not change proxy settings. All home page are still set to blank.
The tool found suspicious *.OCX. Supposed to clean it. Still same result.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cannot download songs

I cannot download mp3 songs now after clicking save

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: when i am typing www.google.com i am geting sogou web page instend of good page

when i am typing www.google.com i am geting sogou web page instend of good page how can i remove sogou forever

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: i tried several times to uninstalled the program but failed

i tried several times to uninstalled the program but failed

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: the computer keeps pulling advertisments

annoying advertisements

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cant download songs

cant download songs when i press download button

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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