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How to Get Rid of SurfEnhance Pop-up Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)


Your internet browser is overwhelmed by ads from SurfEnhance 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 SurfEnhance? Then read on.



What Is SurfEnhance?



SurfEnhance is a browser extension or plugin that can work with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, SurfEnhance 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.

On its official website, SurfEnhance claims to enhance your web browsing experiences by providing tools like Compare, Deals, Inline, Related, Review and Search, which working behind your eyes. Sounds very nice, isn’t it? But, it does far more than that.

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In reality, SurfEnhance is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) categorized as adware. Once installed, it will display banner ads, pop-ups, and pop-unders, and turn text into hyperlinks that lead to cooperative websites of SurfEnhance, and thus cyber criminals who designed SurfEnhance can get pay-per-click revenue. Worse still, SurfEnhance 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.



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



Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove SurfEnhance and stop ads by SurfEnhance automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall SurfEnhance with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Remove SurfEnhance browser extension and plugins

     Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove SurfEnhance and stop ads by SurfEnhance manually

     Step 1 Uninstall SurfEnhance and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove SurfEnhance extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommanded—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips



To remove SurfEnhance 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.



Option 1 > Remove SurfEnhance and stop ads by SurfEnhance automatically


To remove SurfEnhance and stop pop-up ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

Cloud System Booster-home


Cloud System Booster free download link:


Step 1 Uninstall SurfEnhance with Anvi Uninstaller


Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.


To uninstall SurfEnhance and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate SurfEnhance and any malicious application under Recently Installed tab → hit Uninstall to remove

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Please note that 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:



Step 2 Remove SurfEnhance browser extension and plugins


Slim Toolbar feature in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove SurfEnhance add-on and other suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar


When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

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Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.


Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan


Now SurfEnhance should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.



Option 2 > Remove SurfEnhance and stop ads by SurfEnhance manually


Step 1 Uninstall SurfEnhance and related malicious programs


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


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 SurfEnhance and other unknown programs.


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall SurfEnhance and any suspicious third-party application



For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove SurfEnhance and any suspicious third-party application



Step 2 Remove SurfEnhance extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome


If you are still encountering SurfEnhance ads after removing SurfEnhance and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove SurfEnhance 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 SurfEnhance and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

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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 (SurfEnhance)


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 SurfEnhance and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

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Recommanded—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster


Please note that although SurfEnhance 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:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan


Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of SurfEnhance. 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, SurfEnhance 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 SurfEnhance may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so you are strongly recommended 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:



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: (expires in 15 days)