What is Words-Surf?
Words-Surf is an adware application coming from the Lyrics family. Most programs from this family are targeting music lovers, and Words-Surf is no exception. The application says it will display lyrics to each song you are listening to on YouTube. But the presence of this adware program on your computer should worry you, as it often comes along with malicious programs. Besides, the application itself is irritating, as it floods you with a never-ending flow of commercial ads and makes your browsing sessions annoying. Therefore, any security-minded person would delete the application from his PC.
Where does Words-Surf come from?
The Words-Surf’s Terms of Service states that the program is available to download from its official website, but this is misguiding information. As well as similar applications from the Lyrics family, including Look Forword and Lyrics Monkey, the program is usually distributed in packages with other free applications. We suppose that Revizer Technologies Ltd., which is named as the owner and developer of Words-Surf, purposely tries to trick users and puts the program in bundles with freeware. Most likely, the download option was removed from the official webpage of the application as people were already informed how useless the program is and were not inclined to install it any more. So, probably the only way for this program to distribute itself is to disguise its entry to your PC.
What does Words-Surf do?
The program monitors your Web browsing activities. It collects information on every website you have visited. The program says that information it has collected about you enables the application “to better understand user’s preferences and interest.” This allows Words-Surf to “serve you with ads customized to your preferences.” So, you will encounter various advertisements that could look relevant to you if you keep using the adware application longer. But please be aware that even the official website of the application states that “we cannot guarantee that our systems will be absolutely safe.”
There is always a probability that you will land in unsafe territory if you click any of the ads generated by Words-Surf. You can even enter an untrustworthy site by clicking the ads randomly. We do not know what kind of people are standing behind the third parties the program is cooperating with. So, you will never feel completely secure by continuing to use this program.
But there is a simple way that you can protect your computer from any unwanted consequences. You just need to remove Words-Surf, and this can be easily achieved if you follow our step-by-step guide. After you are done with the removal process, we suggest that you consider investing in a reliable antimalware program. It will scan your PC, detect all the harmful and potentially dangerous components, and remove them, thus ensuring the complete safety of your device.
How to remove the unwanted program
- Go to the Start menu.
- Launch Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Eliminate the unwanted application.
Windows 7 or Windows Vista
- Click on Start.
- Go to Control Panel and access Uninstall a program.
- Delete the unwanted program.
Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Simultaneously press the Windows key + Q.
- Enter Control Panel and open the icon.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the undesirable application.
- Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen.
- Open Programs and Features and uninstall the unwanted application.
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