Removal Tips

Have you just opened your favorite browser and found out that your default home page has been changed to Well, the first thing that you should know is that SafeSurfs is not safe at all. Actually, this is just a useless browser hijacker that has to be eliminated immediately.

This potentially unwanted program (PUP) is designed to modify your Internet options, and this means making some unwanted changes. The browser hijacker replaces your default search engine, home page, and new tab, and you definitely didn’t give it the permission to do this. The bad news is that the application is compatible with the majority of browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. You should take immediate action and remove from your browser because it is not really user-friendly.

Why can be threatening to my computer?

Although the page of the PUP looks quite sophisticated and safe, the program is the opposite of that. As many other hijackers, it tries to look useful: you can see many links at the bottom of the screen. There are shortcuts to very popular websites like Ebay, Twitter, Yahoo, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. Do not believe the PUP’s usefulness: you can easily bookmark your favorite pages on any browser, so this function is not worth the risk. Furthermore, we can see that the hijacker provides its users with original results. This is not really good because the engine itself is not reliable. There may be a lot of sponsored links, and they may not even be marked as ones. So, in order to avoid corrupted webpages, delete once and for all and switch to a reliable search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing. In addition, you may not avoid various advertisements. They are created for commercial purposes and are dangerous to users. That is because the creators of the ads cannot be known before you click one of the pop-ups or banners. Even cyber-criminals can create advertisements to spread their malware! Also, be ready for annoying (and dangerous) redirections. For example, you may be redirected to threatening dating or even pornographic sites. Finally, your personal information cannot be safe while you use the hijacker. You see, it can collect your search queries, location, e-mails, or even passwords.

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How did infect my PC?

You cannot download the PUP from anywhere if you want to do this consciously. This leaves us with one option: software bundles. When people download freeware from file sharing webpages, there is a huge possibility to get infected with a variety of PUPs and malware. Be more careful next time you download software (read everything attentively!) and uninstall now.

How to remove from my PC? removal will be the safest if it is done by a legitimate malware and spyware removal application. Of course, you can also delete manually, but this causes some risks: you may leave other PUPs on your system. Your safety should be the most important thing, and a good security tool will take care of it.

Steps to remove from Your Computer

Step 1. How to delete from Windows?

a) Remove related application from Windows XP

  1. Click on Start
  2. Select Control Panel
    winxp-start Remove
  3. Choose Add or remove programs
    winxp-control-panel Remove
  4. Click on related software
    winxp-add-remove-program Remove
  5. Click Remove

b) Uninstall related program from Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open Start menu
  2. Click on Control Panel
    win7-start Remove
  3. Go to Uninstall a program
  4. win7-control-panel Remove
  5. Select related application
  6. Click Uninstall
    win7-remove-program Remove

c) Delete related application from Windows 8

  1. Press Win+C to open Charm bar
    win8-charm-bar Remove
  2. Select Settings and open Control Panel
    win8-menu-control-panel Remove
  3. Choose Uninstall a program
    win8-programs-features Remove
  4. Select related program
  5. Click Uninstall
    win8-uninstall-program Remove

Step 2. How to remove from web browsers?

a) Erase from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and press Alt+X
  2. Click on Manage add-ons
    ie-alt-x Remove
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions
  4. Delete unwanted extensions
    ie-toolbars-extensions Remove
  5. Go to Search Providers
  6. Erase and choose a new engine
    ie-search-provider Remove
  7. Press Alt+x once again and click on Internet Options
    ie-menu Remove
  8. Change your home page on the General tab
    ie-option-general Remove
  9. Click OK to save made changes

b) Eliminate from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla and click on the menu
  2. Select Add-ons and move to Extensions
    firefox-menu-options Remove
  3. Choose and remove unwanted extensions
    firefox-extensions Remove
  4. Click on the menu again and select Options
    firefox-menu Remove
  5. On the General tab replace your home page
    firefox-homepage Remove
  6. Go to Search tab and eliminate
    firefox-search-engines Remove
  7. Select your new default search provider

c) Delete from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and open the menu
  2. Choose More Tools and go to Extensions
    chrome-more-menu Remove
  3. Terminate unwanted browser extensions
    chrome-extensions Remove
  4. Move to Settings (under Extensions)
    chrome-set-pages Remove
  5. Click Set page in the On startup section
    chrome-set-homepage Remove
  6. Replace your home page
  7. Go to Search section and click Manage search engines
    chrome-manage-search Remove
  8. Terminate and choose a new provider

Step 3. How to reset your web browsers?

a) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and click on the Gear icon
  2. Select Internet Options
    ie-menu Remove
  3. Move to Advanced tab and click Reset
    ie-advanced-tab Remove
  4. Enable Delete personal settings
  5. Click Reset
    ie-reset-window Remove
  6. Restart Internet Explorer

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla and open the menu
  2. Click on Help (the question mark)
    firefox-menuhelp Remove
  3. Choose Troubleshooting Information
    firefox-menu-help Remove
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button
    firefox-reset Remove
  5. Select Refresh Firefox

c) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click on the menu
    chrome-menu Remove
  2. Choose Settings and click Show advanced settings
    chrome-advanced-menu Remove
  3. Click on Reset settings
    chrome-reset Remove
  4. Select Reset

d) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari browser
  2. Click on Safari settings (top-right corner)
  3. Select Reset Safari…
    safari-reset-menu Remove
  4. A dialog with pre-selected items will pop-up
  5. Make sure that all items you need to delete are selected
    safari-reset Remove
  6. Click on Reset
  7. Safari will restart automatically

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