How to remove Secure-surf.net from the computer and browsers

This is an item about Secure-surf.net virus that penetrates customer's workstations around the world. We've made detailed instructions for Secure-surf.net elimination and few advices for those who suffered from Secure-surf.net.

 

Secure-surf.net adware

What is Secure-surf.net. Removal reasons and methods

Today we'll talk about the new virus that appeared on the Internet not long ago, and today it is one of the most irritating and effective. We talk about Secure-surf.net, and now we will explain how it got into your system, how to remove it, and how to guard yourself from such viruses in the future. Now you see that this virus will not steal or delete your data but will irritate you for months until you uninstall it. Very often, scammers that control adware aren't its creators - they just buy the fully tuned adware set on illegal auctions and hardly use it. If adware gets into the workstation, and operator does not pay attention to it, the hard drive will soon be overwhelmed with much more perilous viruses, and after few weeks it may become absolutely unusable. We strongly recommend all those who found Secure-surf.net in their systems to immediately get rid of it with help of these instructions.

 

 

Adware can penetrate your system in a lot of ways, but certain viruses prefer the certain techniques. For example, extortion malware, most often prefers e-mail spam, adware owners most often use bundled installation and Trojans prefer the weak links in software's code. Affiliate installation depends on psychology. Web-criminals create a bundle of 3-4 programs, and issue it for an installer of the good unpaid software. All utilities in the package are installed simultaneously, so if victim does not notice the windows that show up in the middle of installation, he can cheaply allow them to get into the workstation. One of these pop-ups contains a choice between two methods of installation: regular and "for experienced users". The automatic method is checked automatically, and if man does not uncheck it, he will get all the contents of. There are several easy tips that will help you not to get infected through this manner:

  • Don't forget that any sort of the unlicensed software is very perilous. It's very easy to attach malware to any program, and it will be very hard to find its developer. If you still prefer using the unpaid software - you better go to the website of its developer and download it there. By abiding this rule you decrease the number of sources of infection.
  • You have to understand how to discern viral websites from decent ones one. Swindlers can infect almost any site, but it seems much easier to get on a low-quality website, originally made for illegal purposes, or a webpage, forgotten by the creator. Perilous webpages could be simply spotted by screaming appearance, the great amount of advertising, fake headers and additional tabs that appear when clicking on a link.
  • Do not neglect the info that's shown in the windows during the installation. So you will be able to notice and stop the attempt to infection.

There is a prevalent myth that anti-viral tool software program can easily keep the viruses away from the PC, though it's not true. Even the most expensive anti-virus tool can't defend the PC if user allows malware to come into the system and confirms their installation. Don't play in opposition to your anti-viral tool, visiting the suspicious websites, but play with it, acting wisely on the Internet and sticking to the advices, written above.

These advices written above are really plain, but if you will adhere to them you will understand how much better your system will perform and easy the web-surfing will become. Anyway, before using these advices, you must completely clean system of viruses that are already there. The part below will assist you to delete all adware from your system.

Secure-surf.net removal tool

Antivirus utilities differ from each other in few characteristics, from efficiency to extra things such as technical support, compatibility with other programs, daily updating of malware signature database, computer resource intake and performance. We suggest you a tool that is called Spyhunter, which has all of these properties to a greater extent than in anti-viral programs with a comparable price from other firms. If you are interested in purchasing Spyhunter anti-virus, then you can get it by clicking the link below. If you don't want to install any software to guard the system against adware - just use our instruction for by-hand uninstalling.

 

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Secure-surf.net removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

 

 

Step 1. Remove Secure-surf.net from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Secure-surf.net, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Secure-surf.net and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Secure-surf.net from browser's settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

 

Video instruction how to clean browsers

 

 

 

Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after Secure-surf.net deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Secure-surf.net in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Secure-surf.net'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 5 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button

 

AdwCleaner start window

 

  • Press Clean button

 

AdwCleaner scan the system

 

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