What is secure-surf.net? and how to remove it?

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The existence of secure-surf.net on your browsers, means you have infected by secure-surf.net adware. You should remove it as soon as possible. Therefore, read this removal guide as it has all the information on how you can remove secure-surf.net.com from your computer (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) permanently.

What is secure-surf.net infection?

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Secure-surf.net is an adware program. The appearance of this infection may be similar to a legitimate search page, but this adware displays revenue generating ads whenever you open your web browser. These ads completely spoil your web surfing experience, but you can easily stop the appearance of these ads after you delete secure-surf.net infection from your computer by implementing the removal methods given below.

How secure-surf.net entered your computer?

Authors of this adware bundle it with other free programs to spread it over the internet. This method of distribution makes it difficult for you to detect the installation of this adware on your computer in real-time. After its installation, you find your browser is displaying numerous pop-up ads each time you open a web page. The only solution to this problem is to use our removal methods and uninstall secure-surf.net infection from your computer.

Why total removal of secure-surf.net necessary?

Since this infection makes multiple changes on your computer you must undo all these changes if you want to make sure that this adware never reappears in the future. However, if you use our techniques to get rid of secure-surf.net infection from your computer, then we guarantee that this infection will never come back again.

What are symptoms of secure-surf.net infection?

Identify this adware by these symptoms:

1. Your web browsing sessions are filled with numerous useless ads.
2. Your search queries are returning useless search results.
3. Internet browsing speed of your computer has reduced.

How to stop secure-surf.net from entering your computer?

You can stop the entry of such infections onto your computer by taking some precautions. Never install freeware programs you don’t trust. During the installation of a software opt for Custom or Advanced method and deselect all unknown options. Periodically check the security of your computer with an antivirus and an anti-malware program.

How to remove secure-surf.net?

Here, we will teach you how to remove secure-surf.net from your computer. Our removal steps will explain both manual and software methods. Perform steps of any one method in correct order to eliminate this adware from your computer.

Method 1: Manual Removal Guideline.

  1. Step 1: Uninstall secure-surf.net from the control panel.
  2. Step 2: Remove secure-surf.net from browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox).
  3. Step 3: Remove secure-surf.net from browser’s shortcuts.
  4. Step 4: Remove secure-surf.net registry entries from Windows Registry.
  5. Step 5: Remove secure-surf.net from computer startup.

Method 2: Automatic Removal Guideline.

  1. Step 1: Remove secure-surf.net adware using AdwCleaner.
  2. Step 2: Remove secure-surf.net browser hijacker using Junkware Removal Tool.
  3. Step 3: Remove secure-surf.net virus using Hitman-Pro Anti-Malware.
  4. Step 4: Remove secure-surf.net malware using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Method 1: Follow the steps to remove secure-surf.net manually.

STEP 1: Uninstall secure-surf.net from the control panel.

Uninstall secure-surf.net browser hijacker from control panel which you have accidentally got installed recently. Uninstall recently installed unwanted & unknown programs as well.

Follow the below-given instructions to uninstall it from the control panel.

  1. Click on Start button –> click on Control Panel –> click on Add & Remove program or uninstall a program. You will get a window which has listed all the installed program on your computer.
  2. Uninstall secure-surf.net program. (If secure-surf.net won’t uninstall itself then use REVO Uninstaller Tool to remove it forcefully.) Click here to know more How to Uninstall any software with Revo Uninstaller Tool
    (If you don’t see secure-surf.net into the installed program list, maybe it has installed with another name. Anyway, do uninstall all other unwanted programs and skip this step, go to further steps.)
  3. Uninstall all unwanted programs which have installed recently (you can short all them by the date using clicking on date column on uninstall page). We are giving you a list of suspicious program, If you got installed any on your computer so, please uninstall all them immediately list here:- DownloadTerms 1.0, LyricsGet, BrowseToSave, TidyNetwork.com, SuperLyrics, and WebCake 3.0.

STEP 2: Remove secure-surf.net browser hijacker from browsers.

  1. Remove secure-surf.net from Internet Explorer
  2. Remove secure-surf.net from Google Chrome
  3. Remove secure-surf.net from Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer
1) Remove secure-surf.net homepage from Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar).
  3. Click on Internet Options.
  4. Click on General Tab.
  5. Remove secure-surf.net homepage from there and set your homepage URL (Website address) as you want at startup.
2) Remove secure-surf.net extension from Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar.)
  3. Click on Manage Add-ons.
  4. In left side pane, click on Toolbars & Extensions.
  5. In the right-side pane, right-click on secure-surf.net extension and click on disable or remove also disable all the unwanted extensions from there.

Click here to know more about how to remove IE add-ons from Internet Explorer.

3) Remove secure-surf.net search engine from Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar.)
  3. Click on Manage Add-ons.
  4. In left side pane, click on Search Provider.
  5. In the right-side pane, right-click on google and click on set as default.
  6. Now remove secure-surf.net extension from there and also remove all the unwanted add-ons.
If the above steps did not work, then you can remove secure-surf.net by resetting Internet Explorer (Restore IE to its Default Settings)
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar.)
  3. Click on Internet Options.
  4. Click on Advanced Tab.
  5. Click on Reset Button.
  6. A confirmation dialog box will come up. Click on the check-box to tick “Delete Personal Settings” then click Reset button.

Click here to know more about how to reset Internet Explorer to set as default settings.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Remove secure-surf.net homepage from Mozilla Firefox.
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu (3 lines icon).
  3. Click on Options.
  4. Remove secure-surf.net URL from the homepage field and type the website address as you want.
2) Remove secure-surf.net add-ons from Mozilla Firefox.
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu (3 lines icon).
  3. Click on Add-ons.
  4. In left side pane, click on Extensions.
  5. In the right-side pane, select the secure-surf.net extension and click on remove or disable option. Remove all the other unwanted add-ons from there as well.

Click here to know more about how to remove add-ons from Firefox.

3) Remove secure-surf.net search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu (3 lines icon).
  3. Click on options.
  4. In left side pane, click on Search.
  5. In the right-side pane, go to “Default Search Engine” section and select google search engine as default search engine.
  6. Go to “One-Click Search Engines” section on the same page, select and remove secure-surf.net from there.
If the above steps did not work, then you can reset the Mozilla Firefox to default setting)
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon.
  3. Click on the Help menu.
  4. Click on Troubleshooting Information.
  5. Click on Refresh Firefox button.

Click here to know more about how to reset firefox to its default factory setting.

Google Chrome
1) Remove secure-surf.net homepage from Google Chrome.
  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on menu (3 dots icon).
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Go to “On start-up” section of the settings page. Remove secure-surf.net URL from there and add a website address as you want to open at chrom’s startup.
2) Remove secure-surf.net extension from Google Chrome.
  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the menu (3 dots icon).
  3. Click on “More Tools
  4. Click on Extensions.
    An extension settings page will open up where all the Chrome’s extensions are listed.
  5. Remove secure-surf.net extension from there.
  6. Also, remove all the other unwanted extensions you found there.

Click here to know more How to Remove Extension from Google Chrome.

3) Remove secure-surf.net search engine from Google Chrome.
  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the menu (3 dots icon).
  3. Click on “Settings
  4. Go to the “Search Engine” section of the settings page.
  5. Set Google as your default search engine.
  6. Click on “Manage Search Engines
  7. Remove secure-surf.net search engine from there.
If the above steps did not work, then you can reset the Google Chrome to factory setting.
  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the menu (3 dots icon).
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click on advanced in the bottom of the page. After click on advanced, you’ll get more options below.
  5. Scroll down more and go to “Reset and clean up” section. Now click on reset. It will ask you to reset chrome, click on reset button there.

Click here to know more How to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

STEP 3: Remove secure-surf.net infection from Browser’s shortcuts.

  1. Right click on the icon of Internet Explorer on the desktop then select Properties option, you’ll get a small window, In that window, look on the target field, if you found “secure-surf.net” string in this target field, please remove all the complete URL related to the secure-surf.net.
    (You may leave that step if you don’t see this type of infection.)
  2. Repeat the same steps with all the browser’s shortcuts (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari) and from all the locations under Start menu/Taskbar/Desktop etc.

STEP 4: Remove secure-surf.net registry entries from Windows Registry.

  1. Press Windows key + R key together on your keyboard. You’ll get a RUN box, type Regedit on this RUN box and then click on OK button or hit enter key on your keyboard. You’ll get open a Registry Editor window.
  2. Before modifying registry, we have to take a backup of the whole registry. Click on computer icon on the top of Registry Editor, then click on File menu and then click on Export, then Save that registry backup file with any name.
  3. Click on Edit menu and then click on Find, you’ll get a find box to find any keyword in registry.
  4. Type secure-surf.net into find box, and click on Find Next button. if it found an entry with the secure-surf.net name in the result, so please replace all them to Google, or you may remove them if you saw suspicious.

STEP 5: Remove secure-surf.net suspicious entries from computer startup.

  1. Press Windows key + R key together on your keyboard, you’ll get a RUN box, type MSCONFIG into this RUN box and then click on OK button or hit the enter key on your keyboard. You’ll get open a System Configuration window.
  2. Click on Services Tab, and un-check all the secure-surf.net entries.
  3. Click on Startup Tab, and un-check all the secure-surf.net entries.
  4. Then click on apply and then click on OK

Method 2: Follow the steps to remove secure-surf.net automatically.

STEP 1: Remove secure-surf.net Adware registry entries using “AdwCleaner” (Free).

  1. Download Adwcleaner.exe. Click here to download Adwcleaner.exe, and then Run it. An Adwcleaner application will be started. It has four buttons Scan / Clean /Report / Uninstall.
  2. Click on “Scan” Button to start the scanning on your computer. After finished the scan, it will show you results. Actually, adwcleaner will be found all the Unwated Programs / Adwares on your computer and all these have been selected here. so please look on them once and Un-check the Items which you don’t want to remove (only selected items will be deleted when you click on “Clean” button).
  3. Now click on “Clean” button to remove all that selected items – then follow the on screen instruction to complete it.
  4. Now after all done, it will be asking for reboot your computer, allow it to reboot. After reboot, you will get a notepad opened automatically at startup. This notepad will be listed all the scan and repair logs.
  5. After reboot, you will be got rid of the secure-surf.net from your computer.

STEP 2: Remove secure-surf.net browser hijacker using Junkware Removal Tool (Free).

  1. Download Junkware Removal Tool, click here to download Junkware Removal Tool, and then Run it.
  2. A “Junkware Removal Tool” application will be started with the command line screen. Here it is asking you that “press any key to continue” to start the scanning, so “press any key” on your keyword to start the scanning and fixing process.
  3. Now “Junkware Removal Tool” is scanning your computer, After finished the scan, it will automatically open a text file which has listed all the logs, you can close that text file after reading.
  4. Now please Reboot your computer.
  5. After reboot, you’ll get removed secure-surf.net from your computer completely.

STEP 3: Remove secure-surf.net virus using Hitman-Pro Anti-Malware (Free for 30days).

  1. Download Hitman Pro, click here to download Hitman pro-32bit Hitman pro-64bit, and then Install it.
  2. Start Hitman Pro program.
  3. Click on Next button to start the scanning process and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete it.

STEP 4: Remove secure-surf.net Infection using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free for 30 days).

  1. Download Malwarebytes – click here to download Malwarebytes and then install it on your computer.
    (If you want to use it free for forever, so don’t select the check-box named as “Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Antimalware PRO” while installing).
  2. Now Start Malwarebytes application.
  3. Now select option “Perform quick scan” then click on “Scan” button to run a scan on your computer.
  4. After finishing the scan process, click on “Show Results” button.
  5. It will show you a results page. Actually, Malwarebytes has been found all the Adwares/Malware on your computer. So please select all the found items and then click on “Remove Selected” button.
    (You can deselect the selected items if you don’t want to remove any because only selected items will be deleted when you click on “Remove Selected” button).
  6. Now please Reboot your computer.
  7. After reboot, you’ll get removed secure-surf.net from your computer completely.

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