secure-surf.net virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of secure-surf.net fake engine

What is secure-surf.net?

secure-surf.net is a fake search engine that claims that it is capable of boosting web surfing via advancing the search results with having a design that makes it look authentic. Such deception makes the users believe that secure-surf.net is an authorized search engine. However, it is intentionally made to track your browsing activity. Such sites are usually visited by redirecting the users via fake advertisements. One other possibility of visiting these sites are PUPs, which are capable of intruding your device without consent and also running undesired processes in the background.

secure-surf.net

Harmful tools downloaded on your computer start their attack by first targeting your browser. Hackers nowadays are capable of intruding all the browsers that we are used to have so that they appear sneaky enough to not be caught. These hackers also script their viruses and tools to make secure-surf.net your default engine and changing it becomes impossible, making you agree with the current situation and use secure-surf.net as your default engine. secure-surf.net starts collecting your IP address, browsing history, search queries, etc. Moreover, it is capable of collecting some of your personal information like credit card information and so on and share them with other third parties to benefit financially from such theft. So cyber criminals start using these information against you to gain some fees as a means of theft or use your activity for mining cryptocurrency. That is why we recommend all of the users to immediately remove secure-surf.net and stop using its search engine right away since it holds many threats like selling your private information to third parties for money, which could cause a lot of harm.

How did secure-surf.net get installed on your computer?

Your default search engine gets replaced with secure-surf.net suddenly in a very irreversible way, which gives you a sense that there is a virus residing in your PC that is scripted to keep this engine as your default one. Downloading apps from nonauthentic sources is the reason behind having this virus on your computer. Hackers bundle the apps with these viruses and users usually skip the download steps, so many harmful tools get downloaded on your computer and they alter your search engine. Not only that, but also they start redirecting you to malicious websites that have many viruses and fake ads to increase the damage experienced by your computer.

How to get rid of (Uninstall) and remove secure-surf.net?

Visit your control panel and start uninstalling all the apps associated with an unknown source and remove anything you find unwanted on your computer. As mentioned earlier, this search engine is scripted against modification, so you will not be able to restore your original settings unless you uninstall the virus causing it. If you did not succeed, you can try our program specialized for removing secure-surf.net.

Despite the fact that this virus secure-surf.net is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

secure-surf.net Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall secure-surf.net from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove secure-surf.net Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove secure-surf.net Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove secure-surf.net on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete secure-surf.net

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select secure-surf.net file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by secure-surf.net.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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