SafeSurfs.net as a browser hijacker is what bothers many users today. As soon as they go online and open their browser, SafeSurfs.net appears. Surely, this is a very distracting factor for them. It is mandatory that after you discover this hijacker to be displayed in the home page of your browser you follow this removal guide to fix issues with your system. Otherwise in case of your failure to act accordingly your system may become contaminated even more.
SafeSurfs.net may infect practically all widely used browsers, especially Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. The hijacker is quite active nowadays, being bundled with a lot of free applications. In order to prevent its unwanted intrusion users need to make sure that they do not permit any hidden installations to take place in their PCs. For this goal it is mandatory that users always carefully read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) in order not to allow any junk software to enter computers.
Regretfully, some people today fail to be duly careful. Hence, they may click blindly on Next or I agree buttons, without really understanding what they agree with. This is exactly how this hijacker penetrates into computers. Technically speaking, this hijacker is not a virus, but it is not a good application either. Its main goal is to display intrusive advertisement banners and sponsored links in the home page of your hijacked browser and along with pseudo search results redirected through it. Plus, the hijacker regularly spies over your Internet activity and may transfer this information to third parties for various illegal purposes.
Taking the above-mentioned information into consideration we urge you o get rid of SafeSurfs.net virus immediately from your system. We also suggest that you scan your computer with a proven anti-malware tool by GridinSoft LLC, remove the infections it finds (with its full registered version) and reset your browsers with its help as explained below.
SafeSurfs.net virus automatic removal tool:
SafeSurfs.net removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with SafeSurfs.net virus again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft AntiMalware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):
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