What is Surf Canyon?

Surf Canyon is a browser extension. This program hijacks even the most popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Surf Canyon is a potentially unwanted program. Typically, Surf Canyon installed without your consent. The main objective of Surf Canyon is distributing the advertising materials. For example, when Surf Canyon comes to the computer, it displays banner ads and coupons. Also, this program can install a toolbar in your browser. This toolbar will offer popular sites, such as Walmart, eBay, and Expedia and so on. There are many sites that cooperate with developers of Surf Canyon. The main objective of this program – to induce the user to waste money. Many users are deceived by spending money on nothing. The main thing in this case – as soon as possible to remove this program, as Surf Canyon can change your browser settings and slow down the computer. Remove Surf Canyon right now.

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How is Surf Canyon installed on your PC?

Surf Canyon has many ways to infect your PC. Most often, it comes complete with a free program that can be downloaded from many popular sites like FileHippo, SnapFiles, and FreewareFiles.com and so on. Also, many users can download and install Surf Canyon on their own when they come to the site of this program. Be careful and read carefully the conditions of installation. Don’t agree to install suspicious software and always read the reviews about the programs.

How to remove Surf Canyon from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the Surf Canyon and search will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Surf Canyon in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. You can try to use them for removing Surf Canyon.

Recommended Solution:

Wipersoft – fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Surf Canyon – files, folders, registry keys.


Download Norton*Trial version of Norton provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Norton.

Alternative Solution:

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


Download Norton

You can try both of these products to remove Surf Canyon

Or uninstall Surf Canyon manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Surf Canyon from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Surf Canyon.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Surf Canyon.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Surf Canyon.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:

Key: SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects
Value: Fast Search by Surf Canyon
Data: {5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848}

Then remove following files:


And these folders

C:Program FilesSurf Canyon

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo 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.

mozilla firefox logo 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.

internet explorer logo 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. Go 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.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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