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How to Remove SaferSurf Pop-up Ads? (Removal Guide)


SaferSurf pop-up ads not only interferes with browsing experience but implies that computer has a potential safety hazard. Here comes the step by step instruction for the removal of such pop-up ads. Please pay your attention!


What is SaferSurf?

(definition, symptoms and dangers)


SaferSurf is adware and PUP (potentially unwanted program) that injects various ads and pop-ups on random webpage without permission. For cyber criminals, it is revenue generator that depends on pay-per-click ads and valid purchasing deals as well as click ratio.


Pop-up from SaferSurf
SaferSurf ads


Once installed, SaferSurf will bombard you with a constantly streaming of pop-up ads. Pop-up, banner, in-text links ads and hyperlinks happening on websites are proved to be regular harassers for these innocent victims. Usually, when you are leisurely hovering your mouse over certain picture or random words using the infected computer, then SaferSurf ads will pop up automatically. By displaying you diverse products with competitive price, these ads are eager to attract you to purchase their products. If you are just curious as to its pop-up ads and don’t attend to buy any of products, you are unfortunately become potential purchaser as you have been the sales lead for certain website since you click advertisement from SaferSurf, and help it boost its traffic. Although few people will really care about such kind of unknown advertising, but you should know that they actually interfere with your browsing experience seriously.


SaferSurf adware may install the same name or different extension onto your browsers to display ads. Similar to Right Coupon, this extension will access data on all your websites and tabs, monitor your online activity and collect your web search queries. Thus, the adware is easily to know your preference so that it is able to improve its ads to cater to your taste.


How Dose SaferSurf Install on Computer


SaferSurf adware mainly is bundled with its affiliate partner (almost free apps from the internet) to install on victim’s PC silently. At the moment, we need to pay attention to the Terms of use and Privacy Policy of each installer and always opt for “Advanced” or “Custom” installation to decide what additional offers to install by ourselves. (Tip: almost those supposed additional offers are adware, broswser hijacker and PUP).

Meanwhile, you may download it either from spam ads or its affiliate sites by accident.

Because SaferSurf adware easily seizes opportunity to install on computer, every user at least need to own one tool for detecting and blocking malicious popups, ads and websites. Besides, you’d better learn how to get away from virus infections when browse. For more prevention tips of surfing safely online in future, please click here.

After you know the truth, please follow the remove guide below step by step if you decide to get rid of SaferSurf adware and block its ads. For any question during the removal, please leave them below.



How to Remove SaferSurf Pop-up Ads


–Removal guide

Option 1–Remove SaferSurf via Cloud System Booster

Option 2–Three steps to remove Ads by SaferSurf



Option 1–Remove Ads by SaferSurf via Cloud System Booster


Step 1 Uninstall SaferSurf program, SaferSurf extension and residual junk files


Note: SaferSurf installs onto your PC alongside free downloads from the internet. Under the condition that we can not sure whether these downloads are useful for us and if they allow other additional PUPs access our computer, we’d better remove any of dubious programs installing around the time SaferSurf ads appear. Or you can use Anvi Smart Defender to detect malware and remove them automatically

Please close all your browsers before uninstalling.

Uninstall SaferSurf program

1. Install free or pro version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool )

2. After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.

Anvi Uninstaller downloading


3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove SaferSurf program, especially these applications installed recently. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)



Remove SaferSurf extension

Click the arrow icon in the bottom right corner of the Home interface and select Slim Toolbar. Then Remove SaferSurf browser add-on detected in your browser.



Remove residual junk files

Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Quick Care button to detect  junk and error files, invalid registry entries in your PC and then Clean them to optimize your PC.





Please always use the tool like Cloud System Booster to clean up the leftovers in the computer to get a clean and optimized PC environment.


Step 2: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker



Option 2–Three steps to remove SaferSurf Extension


Step 1: Uninstall SaferSurf program from control panel


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for SaferSurf, select it and click Remove.


For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for SaferSurf, select it and click Uninstall/Change.


For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for SaferSurf, select it and click Uninstall/Change.

After remove SaferSurf from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download: to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.


Step 2: Remove SaferSurf browser extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome


Here we offer you 3 option to remove SaferSurf browser extensions from your browser.

Option 1 Remove SaferSurf browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)
Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab
Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


Option 1 Remove SaferSurf browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar


Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove SaferSurf browser add-ons/extensions/toolbars one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.


Download link:

Purchase link:


2. Remove Extensions from browsers


After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select all of malicious extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

remove unwanted browser extension with Anvi Slim Toolbar

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Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab


Internet Explorer

Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on SaferSurf extension and then click on Disable.



Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Disable to get rid of SaferSurf browser add-on.


Google Chrome

Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate SaferSurf extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


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Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


Please note that this method will make your personalized browser settings lost and recover to the default settings of browser itself. Please be careful when choose this method to get rid of.

Reset Internet Explorer
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Reset Google Chrome


For Internet Explorer users


1. Go to Internet Explorer> click the gear icon(for IE 9 and 10)/Tools (for IE 8) at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.



2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.



3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset



4. After completing the reset, click Close and then click OK.




For Firefox users


1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click Troubleshooting information.



2. Then, click on Reset Firefox to restore browser settings to their original defaults.



For Google Chrome users


1. Click the Chrome menu 8 on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
2. Click Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section. Click Reset browser settings.
3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows them to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.



If you want know what settings will be impacted after resetting your browser settings, please see Reset browser settings on Google’s website.


Step 3: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker


To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link:  

Purchase link:


After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.



When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.



Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.





Malware Prevention Tips


Due to PUP like SaferSurf going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download: to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.

main menu of Anvi Smart Defender



Keep your disk drivers clean


After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download:


After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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How to Be Safe Online

( to avoid being infected with SaferSurf in the future)

To ensure be safe on in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.


For any question, please leave it below.