You feel uncomfortable to see Secury-surf.com again and again when you surf the Internet? You don’t know what is it, but you are sure it is not a good thing. It is called browser hijacker that has the ability to set the default search engine as well as the homepage to its own domain without notifying the computer user. Secury-surf.com also redirects you to some strange websites when you are using the browser. How to completely remove this annoying redirect from your computer?
Secury-surf.com is classified as a redirect or a browser hijacker which is able to take over the web browser, modify the default DNS settings and interfere with computer user’s web browsing activities. All the modifications it does in the computer are without permission. Although it has a professional appearance which looks similar to some other famous search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, it cannot provide good search services. Secury-surf.com loads some unnecessary sites in your browser rather than enforcing the expected search commands. In general, this hateful browser hijacker enters the computer together with some corrupted free online resources.
Once Secury-surf.com slips into your computer successfully, it controls your browser completely. It is capable of occupying various kinds of major browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome etc.). You cannot use legitimate search engines normally in the computer to look for information. At the same time, a lot of annoying ads pop up to disturb your work in the computer. In addition, the performance of the computer becomes much worse. Sometimes you need to spend about 10 minutes waiting for webpage buffer. If you check your control panel, you may find some unknown programs are installed on the computer. There are a lot of unnecessary programs running in the background secretly. The redirect may interfere with antivirus software to make the computer vulnerable to virus infections. More importantly, cyber criminals will uses the loopholes it causes to collect your browsing habits and other valuable information stored in the computer. It is not so good to let strangers know about your information because nobody knows how they use the information and you may suffer a great loss. Therefore, in order to protect your privacy, you had better remove Secury-surf.com entirely.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Secury-surf.com browser hijacker has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Secury-surf.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Secury-surf.com’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Secury-surf.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Secury-surf.com is an annoying browser hijacker. It pretends to be a legitimate website that can improve your webpage browsing experience and provide fast search service. But when you use it to look for something, you are redirected to some advertising pages. It also changes your homepage and search engine. Cyber criminals may have the chance to implant spyware in your computer to monitor your online traces and collect useful information to obtain illegal profits. If your computer is infected with Secury-surf.com accidentally, you should remove it as soon as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on April 22, 2014 3:32 am