How to remove ProtectSurf (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:ProtectSurf
Command or file name:ProtectSurf.dll
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
ProtectSurf is browser add-on that can be considered as advertising program. After installation it starts showing commercials on different sites, coupons and ads on commercial sites and annoying popping up windows. As advertising software add-on can be a cause of infections if you will click on the dubious windows. In order to kill ProtectSurf from your machine and web browsers use technical instruction on this page, or ProtectSurf removal program for automatic withdrawal. It can be also distributed on download sites like CNET, Softpedia, Softonic, Software Informer. It can be installed on three browsers - Google Chrome, Firefox Browser, IE. It is gets on your PC with freeware programs, such as audio and video converters, rar-archivators, media software, software-downloaders.
ProtectSurf intrusion method
ProtectSurf installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (ProtectSurf). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. ProtectSurf copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is ProtectSurf.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name ProtectSurf and value ProtectSurf.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name ProtectSurf.dll or ProtectSurf. Also, it can create folder with name ProtectSurf under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about ProtectSurf, please ask below. You can use programs to remove ProtectSurf from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with ProtectSurf, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by ProtectSurf.
To get rid of ProtectSurf, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall ProtectSurf related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for ProtectSurf entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If ProtectSurf won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove ProtectSurf related extensions from your browsers
ProtectSurf in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to ProtectSurf. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective ProtectSurf removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like ProtectSurf are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like ProtectSurf.