What is ProtectSurf?
ProtectSurf seems to be a really beneficial application at first sight. If you visit the official website of this program, you will notice immediately that it should help you to avoid unreliable websites. In other words, this program says that it will not allow you to visit them. If you have already installed ProtectSurf, you are not safe even if it promises to prevent malware from slithering onto your computer. In fact, this program itself might cause much more harm to your system than you think. Therefore, we suggest erasing it no matter it has entered your system without your permission or you have downloaded it yourself. Unfortunately, it seems that ProtectSurf cannot be removed via Control Panel but do not worry, we know what to do. Thus, read this article from beginning to end.
How does ProtectSurf act?
The first thing why we do not think that ProtectSurf can be fully trusted is that it shows commercial advertisements. It is known that it will generate and show different kinds of ads, e.g. coupons, video-targeted ads, banners, pop-ups, etc. These ads might expose to potential threats, so it would be best that you ignore them all. What is more, it has been noticed that this adware program might record various details about you and your browsing activities. Even though this undesirable program says not to be interested in personal details, it might still record them and then send them to third-party advertisers to show more relevant advertisements in the future. Finally, specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have revealed that this adware program comes bundled with other malicious applications too. Thus, if you feel that ProtectSurf adware program has been installed on your PC without your permission, it is very likely that other undesirable programs have been installed on your system alongside ProtectSurf too. We suggest that you remove all the untrustworthy programs as soon as possible.
There are hundreds of other adware programs that promise to help you protect the system from malware but do not even work properly. You might download them from third-party websites, their official websites, or they might enter your system without your permission. If you want to protect your system in the future, make sure that you install a reliable security application on your computer. In addition, it is advisable to be very attentive while installing programs that belong to the category of freeware or shareware because users often install additional programs unknowingly.
How to erase ProtectSurf
ProtectSurf is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that it is not so easy to run away from those annoying ads. Our specialists say that you have to remove ProtectSurf in order not to see its advertisements. Unfortunately, this might not be very easy to do that because this program cannot be removed via Control Panel. We recommend scanning the system with an automatic tool if you want to erase all the existing infections from your PC. Of course, you can delete ProtectSurf manually too. Follow our instructions placed below to erase it fully. Keep in mind that these instructions will not help you to erase other programs that have been installed alongside ProtectSurf. Therefore, it would be really wise to scan the system with an antimalware tool too.
- Tap the Windows key + R simultaneously.
- Enter %PROGRAMFILES%\ProtectSurf and click OK.
- Delete files.
- Launch RUN once again.
- Enter %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Bench and tap Enter.
- Delete all the files that belong to ProtectSurf.
If you still want to ask us something about the deletion of this advertising-supported application, you can always leave your questions in the box placed below this article. We will answer you as soon as possible.
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