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How to Get Rid of Surf and Keep Pop-up Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Your internet browser is overwhelmed by ads from Surf and Keep when browsing the internet, especially the online shopping websites? Want to figure out why you are seeing these ads and want find out how to rid your internet browser of pop-up ads by Surf and Keep? Then read on.

 

 

What Is Surf and Keep?

 

 

Surf and Keep is a browser extension or plugin that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, Surf and Keep is commonly added to your web browser without your knowledge and approval when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

Surf and Keep 1

 

On its official website, Surf and Keep is promoted as a tool that can scan the Web to get the best deals from all your favorite shopping sites, giving you the advantage of comparing item prices, deals and promotions from different shopping sites. Sounds very nice! But, it does more than that.

 

In reality, Surf and Keep is a potentially unwanted program categorized as adware. Once installed, it will display banner ads and turn text into hyperlinks that lead to cooperative websites of Surf and Keep. Worse still, Surf and Keep extension and plugin can gain access to your data on all websites, your tabs and browsing activity. In this way, it can feed you more precise advertisements.

Surf and Keep-drop down coupon

 

 

How to Remove Surf and Keep and Stop Ads by Surf and Keep? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Surf and Keep and related malicious programs

Step 2 Remove Surf and Keep extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove Surf and Keep and stop pop-up ads in internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. Some victims of this adware have complained that it is incredibly persistent, so please follow the guide step by step in its order. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Surf and Keep and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, Surf and Keep often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Surf and Keep and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.

 

 

Option 1 > Uninstall mannally through Control Panel

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall SurfAndKeep, ss helper and other unknown programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall SurfAndKeep, ss helper and any suspicious third-party application

Surf and Keep-Uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove SurfAndKeep, ss helper and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Option 2 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system optimizer and cleaner. After uninstall a program, Anvi Uninstaller will detect leftovers, such as registry keys and junk files.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. To uninstall Surf and Keep and related programs:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → switch to Recently Installed tab → locate SurfAndKeep, ss helper and any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove it

Please kindly note that downloading Anvi Uninstaller won’t take you much time.

Anvi Uninstaller

Surf and Keep-Uninstall 1

Anvi Uninstall-perfect scan

The Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

Step 2 Remove Surf and Keep extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

If you are still encountering Surf and Keep ads after removing SurfAndKeep, ss helper and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Surf and Keep leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Surf and Keep and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Surf and Keep)

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Surf and Keep and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

 

 

Optional Troubleshoot—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar free download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Coupon Locker-Anvi Slim Toolbar scan result

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Coupon Locker-Anvi Slim Toolbar restore center

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although Surf and Keep and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

CSB-clean

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Surf and Keep. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Surf and Keep sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like Surf and Keep may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)