How to uninstall (remove) Secure-surf.net

What is Secure-surf.net?

Secure-surf.net is fake search page that comes to your browser in the form of default search engine and homepage. Secure-surf.net can hijack the popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The main objective in Secure-surf.net is to promote the products and services of partner sites and companies. At first glance Secure-surf.net is useful search page that improves browser experience and filters-out irrelevant search result. In reality, it is very annoying hijacker. When it infects your computer, it displays countless banners, coupons, pop-ups and more. Secure-surf.net can offer you those products that do not exist. Secure-surf.net also collects information about your browsing and other private data. Because of this, this potentially unwanted software can continuously display advertising during your browsing. Secure-surf.net significantly reduces the performance of your PC. It can change your browser settings, home page, and more. Secure-surf.net – this is a very malicious program, so you should remove it immediately.

Secure-surf.net Hijacker

How Secure-surf.net gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs are not viruses, but it can cause serious harm to your computer. Malicious software, such as this comes to PC bundled with free downloads without user consent. However, in most cases, users could easily prevent infection in their computer. It is necessary to closely monitor the installation process, namely remember a few simple rules. Always read the user’s agreement and select the “Advanced” installation type to know about everything that the installer offers. Disagree to install components that cause you suspicious. Also, you can use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If Secure-surf.net already penetrated on your computer, you can use our instructions indicated below.

How to remove Secure-surf.net from your computer?

To uninstall Secure-surf.net remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Secure-surf.net in their database. Please, use them to remove Secure-surf.net.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Secure-surf.net – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Download Removal Tool

Alternative Solutions:

1. Stronghold Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of Secure-surf.net.

 

Download Stronghold AntiMalware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Secure-surf.net – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Secure-surf.net manually.

Step 1: Remove Secure-surf.net from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Secure-surf.net.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Secure-surf.net and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Secure-surf.net, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Secure-surf.net and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Secure-surf.net from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Secure-surf.net from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Secure-surf.net.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Secure-surf.net.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Secure-surf.net.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Secure-surf.net:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

1 Comment on How to uninstall (remove) Secure-surf.net

  1. Just wanting to follow up, MetroHotspot also has this embeded in it. You will need to uninstall this as well then reset the browser like explained in this. This page did help thanks!

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