How to remove (uninstall) SurfDefense

In this entry we'll explain you everything about an adware, called SurfDefense. If you already faced browser hijacker or adware - you might skip this part and go to the uninstalling guide and eliminate SurfDefense. If you haven't experienced suchlike software before - trust us, this tool surely isn't good choice to keep in your system. SurfDefense has no useful functions, and it was designed only to bring benefit to its creators, and to irritate the average users. Have you mentioned the high amount of ads on the Internet, or the switched start page? Maybe you’ve faced the total retardation of computer’s and browser speed, or suspicious search results and frequent redirections to the strange websites? These are the tags of adware’s work in the system and if you noticed them – your computer is in jeopardy.

What is SurfDefense

SurfDefense

Every program has its own task, and SurfDefense isn't an exception. Unfortunately, the real aim of SurfDefense differs from those declared. Commonly, the specification of every unwanted software states that it will be super helpful. 95% of adware promise to assist in web-browsing. Assistance in the finding of recent games, music or movies, tracking the activity of friends in social networks and search for deals, sales and discounts in the Web - that's the functions that most of adware state to carry out. At first glance it seems really good, but if you think about it, you understand that all options that are declared have long been imbued in the default feature set of any browser or social network. In fact, the aim of hackers is to convince the user that their software performs a function that is impossible to examine. The "safer", "better" or "faster" web-browsing is a excellent sample of suchlike functions, as these options are very blurry and almost impossible to observe. Does this mean that advertising programs are completely useless, and is just consuming space on your hard drive? Of course not!! These programs perform a very significant task, - to allow hackers to receive from $1000 to $5000 per day from trustful users.

 

There is an opinion on the Internet that the majority of viruses are created just "for fun". It makes sense, yes? Malware developer thinks about you, endeavoring to remove his hazardous program right now, and it feels really good! You should know that any hazardous software performs their feature, and it is often associated with money. It is hard to guess why advertising program shows so much banners, but when you get it, it appears really plain. All these ads are displayed to earn money on referrals. Simply stated, promotional services are paid based on the quantity of clicks done on the advertisement, or the number of clicks from link to the website. Thus, the more links adware is showing you, the bigger is the chance that you will be interested and pass the link. Yet if you don't take interest in adware's offers - the click might still be made, at least in order to hide an undesirable irritating banner. Every click costs money, depending on the type of advertisement it can cost up to 5 cents and in some cases even more. However the reward isn’t big, do not neglect the number of clicks! Trustful customer can take the advertising provided by SurfDefense seriously, and try to find something worthwhile among adware propositions, making dozens of clicks per day. Anti-virus companies and tech-support forums receive thousands of reports on SurfDefense, so swindlers do really nice profit on it.

Methods to remove SurfDefense

Actually, there is one more effect of SurfDefense that in the long term can call serious problems with your computer. This effect is SurfDefense's ability to change the controls of user's browser in order to advertise more efficiently that makes it extremely vulnerable against all types of malware. Advertising software modifies the set search engine and the web-address of the homepage, and also turns off functions which are reliable for blocking of advertising and for prevention of unwanted downloads. These changes clash with the key regulations of Internet security, and make user's browser highly vulnerable to all kinds of viruses. Depending on your working in the Web, the machine can be heavily infected in a half of a month, and eventually appear so retarded that it is almost impossible to work. You have only one technique to get rid of advertisement and shield your computer from adware hazard - to remove SurfDefense.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove SurfDefense manually

Step 1. Uninstall SurfDefense from the operation system

Step 2. Remove SurfDefense from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

Advertisement programs are being distributed in different ways: via viral web-sites where the malware download may start after any click, and via bundled installation. The "website" way might be easily neutralized: you should visit only those web-sites that are completely reliable, and are on the first pages in the search results. Except that, the browser and anti-virus software will display the notification, if the website is not trustworthy. Second way is a little bit different: you must be aware of it only if you during the installation of programs. Bundled installation technique is so effective because of people's credulity and the harmful habit to press OK without reading. The installer is changed to offer you to get more software in addition to the one that you need. In some variations you just cannot decline the installation, and in some - there's no notification about extraneous installation. Naturally, all programs except the desired one will be trashy or even perilous. According to this, when you see the option between “recommended installation” and “partial installation” – choose the second option. This will let you to choose which software you are going to install and which you do not.

SurfDefense removal tool

The manual removal of SurfDefense requires approximately 7-10 minutes, and may be performed even by not practiced user. Notwithstanding the fact that manual deletion is very plain, it has several disadvantages, comparing to the software elimination via anti-viral program. If you remove the harmful software in manual manner, you cannot prevent it (or another similar virus) from penetrating the computer again. If you are using an AV-tool - it will grant you the protection for years. Spyhunter anti-viral software is dedicated to delete such tools as SurfDefense, and easily copes with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall SurfDefense from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select SurfDefense and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\SurfDefense
  • C:\ProgramData\SurfDefense
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\SurfDefense

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "SurfDefense" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove SurfDefense from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select SurfDefense and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from 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.

6. Delete SurfDefense from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select SurfDefense and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall SurfDefense from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove SurfDefense from the browser

How to remove SurfDefense from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove SurfDefense

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete SurfDefense from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove SurfDefense

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall SurfDefense from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove SurfDefense

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete SurfDefense from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose SurfDefense and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete SurfDefense from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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