Safesurfs.net has hijacked EDGE. I checked some things on the internet and everyone is ready to sell questionable solutions. I go to Control panel to check if there are random apps, but all programs are standard programs not named funky doody names. I ran Defender in all day mode but it found nothing. How can I kick it off from my new Windows 10 laptop?
Web browser is hijacked by Safesurfs.net domain and can’t remove it completely?
Safesurfs.net is a nasty browser hijacker to attack different web browser like IE, EDGE, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. The browser hijacker usually comes into your device when you visit some malicious and hacked websites, download unsafe but free software from unlicensed site, click on phishing popups and links or open spam email attachment etc. Computer threat like this Safesurfs.net hijacker is usually specifically designed and spread by cyber criminals. Cyber hackers can create a website and then put risk threat on their site. If you accidentally visit this kind of website, the browser hijacker or other computer infection will sneak into system without your permission. Besides, cyber hacker would bundle this Safesurfs.net hijacker with those free-downloading software. While you’re downloading the software you need, the browser hijacker also gets installed. Therefore, computer expert suggest selecting customized or advanced installation. In addition, Safesurfs.net hijacker can masquerade itself as some attractive popup to lure you to click. As soon as you click on that phishing popup, this hijacker soon comes into computer.
Safesurfs.net hijacker will control your web browser, change the homepage, alter your favorite search tool and insert potentially unwanted programs into settings of browser. Every time when you run your browser, this Safesurfs.net domain will show up as the start page, sometimes even you open a new tab, you will also be redirected to the page related to this spam domain. When you search something via this domain, you will just get some strange and unrelated search results which will continue to bring you to some malicious phishing sites. Popups flood from the page you browse and even fill the whole screen. Safesurfs.net hijacker is capable to make internet speed run slowly as it takes up too much internet resource. System capacity is occupied a lot, so computer works slower also. If you run many programs or perform several tasks at the same time, computer will soon get stuck there and you have to reboot it. Safesurfs.net hijacker monitor your online behavior and record you personal info, and it even hijacks your email to send out spam email or something else. To avoid more damages to system and annoying troubles, you’re suggested to remove this nasty browser hijacker as soon as you find it on your device.
What Bad Impact will Happen While Safesurfs.net Hijacker Comes into Computer?
-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 Safesurfs.net hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Safesurfs.net Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser 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: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Safesurfs.net hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Safesurfs.net hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Safesurfs.net hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Safesurfs.net 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 like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups Safesurfs.net creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. In system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Safesurfs.net hijacker also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance 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 browser hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 15, 2016 4:41 am