Remove SurfBuyer “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

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I wrote this article to help you remove SurfBuyer. This SurfBuyer removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Do you like online shopping? If so, you would probably be misled by this program`s name. SurfBuyer! Does it sound helpful and reliable? Maybe it does, maybe not. However, this application is advertised as time and money saver when it comes to online shopping. It promises to help you while searching for clothes, toys, books, or whatever else you are looking for in online shops. But is SurfBuyer really what it says it is? What do you think? If it was, this article`s name would have been very different. Like “SurfBuyer Installation” for example.

Make no mistake. The application was created by crooks. In fact, it an adware-type potentially unwanted program (PUP) and it was not developed to be helpful to you in any way. Actually, adware is considered one of the least harmful cyber infections but you should not underestimate it. It can and will cause you many problems. SurfBuyer should be deleted from your system as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will wreck it.

Once SurfBuyer settles in, the issues begin. For starters, the app will compromise all of your browsers by adding a malicious extension to each one. Yes, no matter if you are using Google Chrome, Mozilla or Internet Explorer, you can consider your browser no longer safe. The parasite injects it with all kinds and links and countless commercials with you will be forced to deal with every day. Keep in mind that none of the modifications SurfBuyer make require your approval. It alters settings completely behind your back and your preferences are not a priority anymore.

The malicious plugin brings along an avalanche of annoying ads. All kinds of ads. Pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads, deals, offers, banners everything you can think of. You will get interrupted by them 24/7 and they will make your browsing experience impossible to enjoy. But not only that. You will also be redirected to shady pages. A lot of them. And links too. Beware. All of them, no exceptions, are dangerous. All of them. Crooks use them to generate traffic to specific pages by redirecting you to them and if you click on something they gain profit. This is the pay-per-click mechanism. Your clicks fill the crooks pockets. But it is not only that. You are also facing a huge malware risk. The ads/redirects hide more malware infections on them and one click is more than enough thin infection to enter your PC.

Remove SurfBuyer
The SurfBuyer Virus

All SurfBuyer displays should be avoided unless you want to compromise your already compromised machine even further. Your computer is also affected. Its speed worsens significantly. It crashes all the time. Your system freezes for no obvious reason. Your Internet connection is very unstable it is if even available. Nothing but trouble and headaches come from having this PUP on board. And the biggest risk of all is yet to come.

The pest spies on you and exposes your privacy to strangers. That’s right. If you have it your private life is anything but private. SurfBuyer monitors you all the time. Your every online move and all of your data. It keeps on collecting sensitive info until it deems it has enough and then sends it to its crooks. People with highly questionable intentions who have your financial and identifiable data at their disposal. There is no scenario in which you can end up happy. Take action now. Delete SurfBuyer while it is not too late. To do so manually, please follow our removal instruction below.

Also, make sure you won`t end up infected again. Do you know how SurfBuyer infected you this time? Freeware/shareware bundles are one of the most popular methods. The hackers attach the pest to a program bundles and unless you check the entire bundle you cannot know what else you are getting in addition besides the program you wanted in the first place. The Advanced options can help you when you are downloading a bundle as you can deselect any program you don’t want entering your PC. Other infiltration tactics include spam emails, shady pages/torrents/links, malicious ads, fake program updates, etc.

There are many ways for a malware to enter but if you are more careful you may catch it on time. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions as well as any installation steps. Take time to read what you are agreeing with. Don’t blindly click on anything you see. Also, a good anti-malware may help you [preventing an infection which is better that dealing with it later. Consider getting one, keep it up to date and perform regular scans on your machine to be sure it is infection-free.

SurfBuyer Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove SurfBuyer from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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