Surfing Safeguard is a program for web browser security packed with adware. It is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program) responsible for ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if Surfing Safeguard adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. Surfing Safeguard is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove Surfing Safeguard and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.
Surfing Safeguard installation is often deceptive. If you wonder how Surfing Safeguard was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional Surfing Safeguard installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. Surfing Safeguard is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable Surfing Safeguard before installing a free program.
Surfing Safeguard is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as Surfing Safeguard BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove Surfing Safeguard and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall Surfing Safeguard application and remove extensions related to Surfing Safeguard from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following Surfing Safeguard removal guide placed below.
This removal guide will help you to remove Surfing Safeguard manually or with a help of special security software that removes Surfing Safeguard and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers quality detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against malicious programs.
What is Surfing Safeguard?
Surfing Safeguard is an adware developed for making money out of users’ clicks on ads and promoted as a program for better browser safety. While it is not malicious, Surfing Safeguard is often deceptively installed with other free programs, and this might be not only annoying. Adware often compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history and wastes your web traffic and system resources if you do not really need Surfing Safeguard. Since this adware consists of multiple components installed as a program and web browser extensions, it is more difficult to remove Surfing Safeguard than other Windows programs. The guide below explains how to remove each of Surfing Safeguard components related to browsers Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you want to remove Surfing Safeguard, just follow this guide, and you will get rid of Surfing Safeguard ads pretty soon. Certainly, there might be more adware programs responsible for displaying ads in your web browser, and you might need a special program that finds and helps to remove Surfing Safeguard and like adware programs.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like Surfing Safeguard, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a Surfing Safeguard removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
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Remove Surfing Safeguard Ads Manually
You need to uninstall all the Surfing Safeguard components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Surfing Safeguard.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.
Uninstall Surfing Safeguard on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Surfing Safeguard" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Surfing Safeguard on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Surfing Safeguard program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Surfing Safeguard on Windows XP
Uninstalling Surfing Safeguard from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Surfing Safeguard program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Surfing Safeguard from Chrome
Remove Surfing Safeguard extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Surfing Safeguard extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Surfing Safeguard from Firefox
Remove Surfing Safeguard add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Surfing Safeguard add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Surfing Safeguard from Internet Explorer
Remove Surfing Safeguard extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Surfing Safeguard, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure for Surfing Safeguard is easy to follow. Other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer, and you need other guides to remove them. Surfing Safeguard Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove Surfing Safeguard Adware Infection Completely
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