Hello, I got Secure-surf.com on my Google Chrome, and I even don’t know how and when I use it as the homepage and search tool, but it has been there for a several weeks. But I just am confused that if it is a legit website, as now I often see many pop ups from this site and I don’t know how to remove or get rid of it. I even change the setting of browser, but it doesn’t work. Can you guide me on how to eradicate this site?
Description of Secure-surf.com Hijacker
Secure-surf.com is actually a browser hijacker or redirect infection not a legit site or useful search engine like Goolge or Bing. Browser hijacker is mainly to change the infected browser’s setting and modify its homepage and search engine to be its own one. Therefore, once this browser hijacker gets on your computer, it will do some changes to your web browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and even Safari, and this infection can work well with those browsers. After it controls entirely your web browser, it will redirect you to malicious and unsafe sites, and meanwhile, it will pop up different kinds of ads, message banners on the sites where you’re browsing. Besides, Secure-surf.com redirect can track your online activities and record those important data you put online, then it send those data to hackers. What’s worse, this browser hijacker also can bring other infections like virus, worm or ransomware into computer by displaying those pop ups. Some pop ups are carried virus-infected files, and one click will activate the virus soon. So gradually after computer gets Secure-surf.com hijacker, it may run slower and sometimes get stuck, as more infection will take up more system capacity and Internet resource and CPU usage will be higher.
Secure-surf.com is unsafe site, and if you see it on your browser, please eradicate it as soon as possible. Like other infection, this browser hijacker is also spread on the Internet to attack more targeted computer. Hacker will hide it into those unsafe and malicious websites as some attractive pop up or flash picture and so on. And once you click on those stuff things, this infection will soon get on your computer. Besides, this infection can be inserted into those free software installation package. When you click on the package to install the software you need, the hijacker will soon also be installed into system. To prevent it from entering into your computer, you had better select customized installation, then you block the unwanted and unnecessary process. In this way, this Secure-surf.com hijacker or other threat will not easily get on system. In a word, when you’re surfing on the Internet, you should pay attention to online behavior and don’t click to open anything you think suspicious, which will help protect computer from being infected with threats.
Main Traits of Secure-surf.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Secure-surf.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
The Screenshot of Secure-surf.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Secure-surf.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Secure-surf.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to Secure-surf.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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Secure-surf.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Secure-surf.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on August 7, 2015 2:22 am