How to uninstall (remove) SurfBuyer (Mac)

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What is SurfBuyer?

SurfBuyer is an adware application, similar to My WebEnhancer, My ShopMate, MyShopBot and a number of identical programs. All these applications claim to help you by providing useful features like special discounts on e-shops, favorable offers and other advantageous features. Nevertheless, it’s not true. The only and one purpose of such applications is to earn a profit on users’ carelessness.

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This adware spams your system with pop-up and banner advertisement, spoiling your internet browsing experience. Most of the advertisement leads you to suspicious domains and far from safe web sites. More than that, this adware is tracking your personal data like IP address, browser activity history, searching results and other information concerning your activity in web browser. This data could be shared with third-party companies and misused to generate revenue. These reasons are leading us to a very simple conclusion – we should get rid of this adware.

How SurfBuyer gets on your PC?

There is an official SurfBuyer website, where you can download this adware. Still, the most frequent way to get this application on your computer is through so called bundling method. Bundling method: this method is the most common in adware distribution. Developers of such malware put it into some free software applications. The user downloads this program and install it, but the malicious program also getting into your computer

How to remove SurfBuyer from your Mac or PC?

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

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have SurfBuyer in their database. You can try to use them for removing SurfBuyer.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus 3 is one of the best applications for deleting any programs from your Mac computer. The Uninstaller is performing deep scan of your system, tracking down all the applications and their related files, including MPlayerX, NicePlayer and other suspicious programs that are usually part of SurBuyer infection.

 

Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac will scan your Mac computer for any malware and adware. After finishing detection process, the program will show you the list of malicious application. This removal tool can easily take down SurfBuyer, just give it a try and watch it removing the infection.

 

Download MacClean for Mac

 

Or uninstall SurfBuyer manually.

Step 1: Remove SurfBuyer from Mac

SurfBuyer may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall SurfBuyer or SurfBuyer Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

Step 2: Remove SurfBuyer from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SurfBuyer.
  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 SurfBuyer 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 SurfBuyer, 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 SurfBuyer 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 SurfBuyer from your browser.

Step 2: Remove SurfBuyer from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find SurfBuyer.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find SurfBuyer.
  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 SurfBuyer.
  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 SurfBuyer.
  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: Remove following files and folders of SurfBuyer:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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