What is Safesurfs.com?
If you ever open any of your browsers and notice the presence of Safesurfs.com, it is likely that you have become a victim of a browser hijacker. It is known that Safesurfs.com is very harsh because it not only changes homepages and search engines, but also modifies the shortcuts of all the browsers in order not to allow users to get rid of it easily. Even though it is not so easy to remove Safesurfs.com, you should still do that because this search engine might be the reason why malicious software manages to enter your system so easily. As has been mentioned, it will not be easy to do that because it makes many modifications. Luckily, we know how to restore the changes and we are going to help you with that, so continue reading this article.
How does Safesurfs.com act?
Safesurfs.com is not a unique browser hijacker. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have carried out a research and found that Safesurfs.com is identical to esurf.biz, your-home-page.net, foryourweb.net, and yourwebing.com. All these search engines share the same server, so there is no doubt that they are all closely related. They all act in the same manner too. It has been found that they apply changes to all the major browsers and then provide users with untrustworthy links and ads. In most cases, they are incorporated among normal search results, which means that there is a very huge possibility to click on them. Therefore, it is advisable to delete those browsers hijackers as soon as possible if you ever detect them. Have you already encountered Safesurfs.com? If so, make sure that you remove it not only because it shows modified search results, but also because it tracks you and records information about your browsing activities. It has been found that it will record information about software you use and hardware. On top of that, it will record your queries, the names of the websites you visit, and much more. It might even violate your privacy, so we highly recommend that you get rid of Safesurfs.com.
Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have found that Safesurfs.com browser hijacker enters systems using unfair methods. For example, it usually travels attached to freeware and shareware. Users do not know about that and they allow this threat to enter their systems unknowingly. In some cases, you might have an opportunity to prevent threats from entering the system by unchecking the box in the installation wizard, so install programs carefully from now on. If you do not trust yourself and simply do not think that you can protect your system from similar threats, you should install a security tool and always keep it enabled.
How to erase Safesurfs.com
In order to fully remove Safesurfs.com, you have to fix the shortcuts of all the browsers and then simply change your homepage and search engine. It might, of course, take some time. If you are eager to save it, you should delete this browser hijacker automatically. Do not forget that it is still a must to fix the shortcuts first. We have prepared the instructions that will help you to do that (see below)
Fix the shortcuts
- Right-click on the shortcut of your browser and select Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Delete the additional address that goes after the quotation marks.
- Click OK.
- Open your browser and access the Help menu.
- Click Troubleshooting information and click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser and access the menu (tap Alt+F).
- Select Settings and then click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings and select Reset.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click the Reset button once again.
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