Secure-surf.com Redirect Virus
Secure-surf.com is a browser hijacker that is advertised as a plug-in that would give you easy access to games. It is a very low-risk threat that will not harm your computer directly. However, you should be aware that it might be able to redirect you to sponsored web pages so that it could generate pay-per-click revenue. It must have entered your computer via software bundles because you rushed through the installation process. We do not suggest users keep browser hijackers on their computers as they could lead you to trouble. If you do not want to worry about possible malware infections, delete Secure-surf.com.
How did Secure-surf.com install?
If you do not recall downloading this hijacker, then it must have entered your computer via software bundles. If you rush through freeware installation processes, it is no wonder you end up with all sorts of unwanted threats on your computer. Free software usually has hijackers or adware bundled together with it and those items can install along with the software. In order to prevent their installation, you need to deselect the items during the freeware installation process. Select Advanced (Custom) mode, uncheck the boxes next to the bundled items and you can then proceed to install the freeware. We do not suggest using Default settings as you will not be informed about any added items. Now that you understand how it managed to enter your computer, you should delete Secure-surf.com.
Why remove Secure-surf.com?
Secure-surf.com is promoted as an extension that will supposedly allow you to quickly access games. However, when you install this hijacker onto your computer, it will make unwanted changes to your browser (be it Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox). You will notice that your browser’s homepage an new tabs have been changed to Secure-surf.com. If you did not install it willingly, you will want to change the settings back to what they were but you will not be able to as first you will have to uninstall Secure-surf.com. If you use the search engine offered on the site, you will be taken to Yahoo.com, so clearly it does not provide anything new or something you cannot find somewhere else. It would not be surprising if you saw more advertisement content than usual as browser hijackers aim to promote sponsored websites. Browser hijackers can sometimes lead to malware so we always suggest they get rid of them as soon as possible. So while this hijacker is not a high-risk threat, we suggest you uninstall Secure-surf.com as soon as possible.
If you have chosen Secure-surf.com removal, you have two options. If you have, or are willing to obtain, a professional removal tool, use it to remove Secure-surf.com as that would be the quickest way. You can also erase Secure-surf.com manually but it will take more time as you will have to find Secure-surf.com yourself.
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