Safer-Surfer is categorized as adware and also a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It works as browser extensions. This unwanted application may be added to all most famous internet browsers, including Safari, Mozilla Firefox, IE, Opera, Google Chrome. This means Apple users can get infected as well. Even though Safer-Surfer described as a tool that will defend your system from various infections when browsing online, this is not true and you should not trust that.
Once inside, Safer-Surfer will display various banners, deals, pop-up windows and other adware. You must pay more attention. Do not click on them. These can redirect to bogus web pages containing infectious content. Also, Safer-Surfer may collect different information about the user. This malicious program will threaten for your privacy and personal data. Your web browsing habits, browsing history, search queries, most visited sites, or your IP and email addresses – all this information may be sent by cyber criminals.
If you solve download and install some free application, you must be very attentive during the installation. This way you can avoid installing any complementary unwanted software. Pay more attention to various checkboxes on the installation wizard. At this stage generally, users give the solution to adware to be installed by themselves. If during the installation you notice that some extra unwanted software of is being installed alongside – you should cancel the install because it can possibly be Safer-Surfer or any other adware.
How to block Safer-Surfer?
We recommend you to scan your system with Trojan Killer. It is a trustworthy antivirus application. We have developed a simple guide to assist you in process of virus removal. Just try to follow all steps correctly and you will be able to get rid of this malware. In case you have some questions related to this topic, feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will do our best to help you.
Removal tool for Safer-Surfer:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Safer-Surfer in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):