How to uninstall (remove) Protect Surf

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What is Protect Surf?

Protect Surf is a browser extension that comes to your computer without the user’s consent. Usually it comes bundled with other free programs, and it starts to degrade the performance of your computer. After penetration Protect Surf displays advertising content of different content. According to the developers, Protect Surf helps the user to find the best offers of popular sites such as Amazon and others. In fact, these offers are false, and it is not Protect Surf assistant, and potentially unwanted software. Protect Surf also can analyze your browsing and to collect your personal data. Some data may be transferred to third parties without your consent. We recommend that you remove Protect Surf, if you find it on your PC.

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How Protect Surf gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If Protect Surf has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Protect Surf from your computer?

To uninstall Protect Surf remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Protect Surf in their database. You can try to use them for removing Protect Surf.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Protect Surf – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Protect Surf.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Protect Surf

Or uninstall Protect Surf manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Protect Surf.
  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 Protect Surf 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 Protect Surf, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Protect Surf from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Protect Surf.
  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 Protect Surf.
  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 Protect Surf.
  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.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


Protect Surf.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Protect Surf

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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