Surftastic is a program designed to display ads in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox when you are browsing web. This adware is often deceptively installed with free programs that you download if you fail to disable Surftastic installation option. Surftastic is not malicious, but it wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by spying on your web browsing. If you want to remove Surftastic, then you can follow this guide and easily remove all Surftastic components installed as a program and as web browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
This removal guide will help you to remove Surftastic manually. However, if you also want to remove other malicious programs and protect your computer and web browsers against adware, then it is better to use SpyHunter as a Surftastic removal tool. It offers a free anti-malware scanner that provides very comprehensive scan results that help to remove malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) manually.
What is Surftastic?
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware products like Surftastic, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs, set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Always pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.
You can protect your computer against deceptively installed programs with anti-malware products like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.
Surftastic Removal Tool
Surftastic Removal Tool helps to make removal process safe and easy for a user with different level of computer skills. This solution pack comes with free online support and helps to remove not only Surftastic but all known malicious programs and spyware used by cyber criminals. Some of user’s unwanted programs are not addressed by conventional anti-virus products, and using special anti-spyware program helps to improve your security and privacy.
Remove Surftastic Manually
First, you need to uninstall Surftastic using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Surftastic adware.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure that hidden malware and spyware are also removed.
Uninstal Surftastic adware program
- Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
- Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
- Scroll through the program list, highlight “Surftastic” item, and click Remove. Look for other adware programs and uninstall them.
Remove Surftastic from Internet Explorer
Remove Surftastic add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers
- Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
- Pick Manage add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “Surftastic” extensions.
- Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.
Remove Surftastic from Firefox
Remove Surftastic add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
- Click it and select Add-ons.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar.
- Find “Surftastic” add-ons. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Surftastic from Chrome
Remove Surftastic add-ons for Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
- Choose Settings from the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
- Find and Disable/Delete all “Surftastic” add-ons.
- Restart your browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure for Surftastic is easy to follow. So, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer, and you need other guides to remove them. Surftastic Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove Surftastic Completely
Surftastic with search redirect potentially might link you to websites that can be infected or involved in spreading malicious programs. These programs help cyber criminals to spy on you and use your computer for an illegal activities on the web. Anti-spyware scanner, that you get along with the removal tool for free, helps to remove spyware and makes your system more secure and private. After you remove Surftastic you need to run full anti-malware scan, then update your antivirus program and check for viruses. Use the anti-malware like SpyHunter or one that comes with Surftastic Removal Tool for free, and have your computer protected against spyware for a full year.
Find more about safe practices that can help to prevent computer infections and protect your system against malicious programs.