How to uninstall (remove) Optical Surf

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What is Optical Surf

Optical Surf – is another browser extension from SuperWeb LLC. It may be embedded into popular internet browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. It was created to facilitate online shopping by displaying coupons and deals. Looks like, Optical Surf is a good software, but you should know, that it is classified as PUP (Potentially unwanted Program). Why? Because it displays not only coupons, but various commercials too, including banners, pop-ups and in-text links. Such commercials redirect user to harmful websites, so it is recommended to get rid of Optical Surf.

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How is Optical Surf installed on my PC?

Such applications like Optical Surf, can infect your computer in different ways. But the most exploitable method is – “bundling”. How it works? Malware is bundled with free or share software, and when you install this software, malware gets installed too. To prevent this, first of all, don’t download software from unknown/suspicious sources, better to download them from official websites. Secondly, pay attention to every step during installation process. Choose custom/advanced settings, so you can disable setup of unwanted programs.

How to remove Optical Surf?

There are different ways to remove Optical Surf. You can remove it using special removal utilities or delete it manually using our manual removal guide.

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Manual Optical Surf Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Optical Surf;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Optical Surf;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Optical Surf and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 2-4 point by typing “chrome://extensions/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Optical Surf;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 2-3 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Optical Surf;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find Optical Surf and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

Optical Surf – is a typical adware, that shows coupons and deals. Such programs annoy user and may be the reason of additional computer infections. So it should be removed as soon as possible.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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