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Jul 16, 2016

How to Get Rid of SurfSelf.com Virus

Were you getting trouble of being infected by an annoying browser hijacker virus: SurfSelf.com Virus? You’ve tried every possible antivirus application to get rid of this infection. But none of them worked! Why? How to get rid of this virus from your compromised computer as soon as possible? There is a post on how to get rid of SurfSelf.com virus from your computer step by step. Hope that it will do some help!

More Information About SurfSelf.com Virus:

SurfSelf.com Virus belongs to the family of browser hijacker virus which is a malicious computer infection. This virus may attack all kinds of computer systems, including windows computer and IOS mac computer and so on. It may ruin all your browsers on your compromised computer once it gets into. It aims to attack the famous browsers using by the most of the people around the global, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on. This virus used the same tactic as other similar browser hijackers utilized to convince people into using it and adding it into their computers. It just likes other hijacker infections: Topsocialtabsearch.com, Search.easymoviesaccess.com, Feed.getsportscore.com etc. which may ruin your whole computer completely once gets into the target computer. In one word, SurfSelf.com is an unwanted application which should be removed from the compromised computer as early as possible.

Before SurfSelf.com gets into your computer, your computer must be working well without any computer trouble. However, once it dives into your system, you may not use your computer normally again. It will conduct lots of malicious action on the target computer. First of all, as soon as it sneaks into your system, it will immediately take control of your online activities and then replace your default homepage to be SurfSelf.com. So, no matter where you are, you will be redirected to its domain shortly. You will be forced to use Google Arama which can be translated to be Google Search as your default search engine. If you use it to research something, you will not get the real thing you need but lots of unwanted scam websites which contains malicious virus like Trojans, spyware, malware, worm, adware and so on. Otherwise, no matter where you are online, you may get lots of pop-ups/ads/coupons/banners floating on your website which continues stopping you from browsing normally. What’s worse, due to this virus, your computer will get white screen, website crash, blue screen, and frozen very often while you are using it. Hence, if you want your computer back to normal again, you’d better take action to get rid of SurfSelf.com browser hijacker virus from your infected computer as soon as you see it acting on your system.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

A Screenshot of SurfSelf.com Infection

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of SurfSelf.com Infection

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide:

SurfSelf.com Hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of this virus

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end this hijacker’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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker 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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

SurfSelf.com virus is a pesky computer infection with high-level risk. This virus can get into your computer by action of downloading freeware, visiting suspicious websites or links, reading or responding spam emails as well as its attachments and installing unsafe programs on your computer. That’s why this infection infects your computer so secretly without your attention. Once it gets into the target computer system, it has the ability to trace your online history and then collect your sensitive data which will be sent to remote cyber criminals who will use this data to do illegal things. So, you have to face a great threat and suffer a huge financial loss in the near future. Hence, in order to protect your finance and your computer, SurfSelf.com virus must be deleted completely in time when you detect it on your system. It is in vain to use any antivirus program to get rid of such malicious infection. Only manual removal method can remove this virus from the compromised computer quickly and effectively.

Suggestion: 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 July 16, 2016 3:00 pm

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