OurSurfing.com – How to remove
What is OurSurfing.com?
OurSurfing.com is a browser hijacker that pretends to be a useful searching tool with the help of Yahoo! Search engine. However, you should not trust this hijacker’s search results and remove OurSurfing.com from your computer’s system instead. The users should try not to download links from questionable websites. You need to be careful and pay close attention during the freeware installation process. OurSurfing.com can use the fact that you did not pay close attention while installing it and change your default homepage without your explicit approval or knowledge.
OurSurfing.com writes in their website that in order to improve your internet searching experience, they “collect your IP address, referral data, and browser and platform type”. Moreover, the website will regularly send you an offer to get your contact information, for example, your name, e-mail and shipping addresses, zip code, age, gender, occupation, and household income. In addition, this hijacker uses tracking cookies, which means that it can also gather sensitive information without your permission. In order to protect your data, you need to take care of OurSurfing.com removal from your PC.
When you get OurSurfing.com in your computer, you will notice that immediately because all kinds of advertisements will start to appear. OurSurfing will choose what kind of commercial material is the most relevant for you according to your browsing history. The hijacker gets paid if you click on the promoted link which is not a bad thing in itself. However, that becomes a risk to your computer if the add is not reliable.
Oursurfing.com officially belongs to SmartWave Technology Limited, but you can also install other unwanted programs, for instance, V9 Redirect Virus. You have to delete Oursurfing.com as soon as possible because the longer you leave it in the system, the higher the possibility that your computer will be affected by even more harmful malware.
How I got OurSurfing.com?
There is no direct way to download Oursurfing.com (at least not on their website); thus, you may have got Oursurfing.com by simply opening a fake email or a questionable advertisement. Computer users’ usually get this hijacker by installing software that is bundled together with other components that should be unchecked during the installation process. You may need to search where these additional offers hide, but they are usually in the “Advanced” section. This kind of method is not reliable; therefore, you need to remove Oursurfing.com before it directs you to websites that have harmful malicious software. In order to fully protect your computer’s system, you need to delete OurSurfing.com and make sure that there are no remaining bits of malware in your PC. You can achieve that with a reliable antivirus software that will not only clean the threats, but also ensure your computer’s protection.
You know that your computer has Oursurfing.com, when it performs actions without your permission. For example, changes your default search engine and homepage or gets installed without your notice, which is exactly what Oursurfing.com does. Moreover, there is nothing beneficial or original about this hijackers search technology (which results are copied from Yahoo!). Clearly, the best solution is to uninstall OurSurgfing.com until it causes you problems, e.g., undesirable malware.
How can I remove OurSurfing.com?
In order to achieve OurSurfing.com removal, we recommend you to install a licensed malicious software removal tool. This software will delete all the possible threats, and also reassure your computer’s 100% protection. In order to delete OurSurfing.com, you have to manually change the unwanted Home Page URL. This you can do by following the instructions bellow. Afterwards you need to do one more thing that is to install a reliable antivirus tool that will take care of this hijacker and other possible threats to your computer.
You can find the manual OurSurfing.com removal guide bellow:
- Open Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T
- Select Manage add-ons
- Choose Search providers (on your left)
- Remove OurSurfing.com
- Change default search engine
- Press Alt+T
- Open Internet options.
- Make sure you are on the General tab
- Change your default homepage
- Click OK to finish
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+T.
- Choose Options.
- Make sure you are on the General tab
- Find the Home Page link
- Change the URL
- Select Search tab
- Remove the undesirable Search Engines
- Launch Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Select Settings and move to On Startup.
- Find On Startup and select Open a specific page or set of pages under it
- Open Set pages (next to it)
- Delete the unwanted URL and click OK
- Under Appearance select Show Home button
- Press Change and click Set pages again
- Open Search and go to Manage search engines…
- Select a new default search provider and click Set pages again
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.