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How to Remove Surfvox.com Homepage? (Surfvox.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

 
Surfvox.com redirect page which appears as soon as your open browser window can be counted as the quite malicious one among various browser hijacker. There is no doubt that one or several potentially unwanted programs have been in your windows system when you discover the trace of Surfvox.com. Under no condition that we should keep such a potential safety hazard in computer.

 

What is Surfvox.com


 

Surfvox.com web address is delivered by cyber criminals for a series of unethical internet activity. Because it mainly attacks popular browsers, such as Chrome, IE and Firefox, we classify it as browser hijacker. It is known as Surfvox.com redirect virus, Surfvox.com homepage, Surfvox.com hijack.

Being a browser’s default homepage is one of most obvious signs of being infected with Surfvox.com browser hijacker, as shown in the picture below.

SurfVox.com homepage

 


Concrete analysis of the malicious traits of Surfvox.com


 

So rogue is Surfvox.com browser hijacker that it changes your default browser settings to all Surfvox.com related without agreement. It is proved that home page, search engine and browser extension/add-on/plugin will be definitely modified once Surfvox.com installs on to computer. What’s worse, some victim will find out their start up page and new tab are also configured to redirect to Surfvox.com.

First of all, the long and strange Surfvox.com address sticking on to home page address bar can neither convince user, nor is it accepted to master user’s browsing information, let alone its undisguised advertising. When it comes to advertise, what’s needed to be revealed is that Surfvox Search, short for Surfvox.com search engine, is a genuine ad supported provider. Why? The item you search for or question you ask for online will all be displayed mixing with a lot of relevant ads and sponsored links. The creator of the bad precedent is just Surfvox.com search engine. Not only can you rely on these spam search results, but also get no things you want. Furthermore, as the advertisements flood, you are very likely to be redirected to malicious sites after a careless click.

Although many of people may think the bad behavior of Surfvox.com is annoying and threatening enough, it will monitor all your internet activity and track your browsing history as well as collect significant data. How terrible it is! Victims are forced to give their privacy to cyber criminals without reservation having no awareness of it. Yet, we have no ideal for what cyber criminals are going to do with these useful data.

In addition to, Surfvox.com browser hijacker brings you other PUP installers. Or you have your PC infected with several PUPs including Surfvox.com browser hijacker by installing unreliable programs from the internet. Thus we suggest users to be attentive when download programs from the internet. If it is necessary, please select Custom Installation in the beginning of the installation. Then you can clearly know what additional offers the program includes and prevent they from getting into your PC by clicking “Skip” or “Decline” or unchecking the selected box of these options. For more prevention tips please read “How to safely surfing online”

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How to Remove Surfvox.com Homepage from Web Browser

 

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Step 1 Uninstall Surfvox.com related programs from computer

 

Note: Actually, Surfvox.com browser hijacker installs onto your PC along with many PUP such as Outfox.tv, Nation Zoom, Search Protected by Conduit, alnaddy.com, ect. So you are suggested to uninstall such browser hijacker and Toolbar that we called the PUP. In order to faciliate you to distinguish this kind of danger programs, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of Surfvox.com malicious homepage appearing.

 

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for ViView and any other dubious programs, select them 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 ViView and any other dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

–Alternative removal method

 

To easily remove related malicious applications installing on your PC, it available to use Anvi Uninstaller to get rid of them automatically. It detects all of suspicious apps and displayed them in the Recently Install tab.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.

1. Install free version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool containing the small tool Anvi Uninstaller)

Download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

2. Uninstall Outfox.tv. alnaddy.com, Nation Zoom, etc from computer.

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.

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Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Mysearchdial, Outfox.tv. alnaddy.com, Nation Zoom, etc any dubious programs. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when remove)
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Step 2 Remove Surfvox.com malicious files and registry from computer

 

PUP.XXX including PUP.Surfvox refers to malicious files and registry of potentially unwanted programs like Surfvox.com redirect virus remaining in your PC which can’t removed from control panel. You need to remove them. In addition, as Surfvox.com hijack might mislead you to malicious websites containing virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan

 

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Step 3 Remove Surfvox.com Redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE

 

Here we offer you 2 option to remove Surfvox.com redirect from your browser.

Option 1Manually remove Surfvox.com redirect from your browsers
Option 2Remove the redirect via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)


 

Option 1 Manually remove Surfvox.com redirect from your browsers

 

For Google Chrome users
For Mozilla Firefox users
For Internet Explorer users


 

If you are Google Chrome users:

 

1. Go to wrench or three bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5, click on Settings, and then come to On startup tab, select Open the new tab pages and click Set pages.

When Startup pages pops up, remove malicious url by clicking X behind it.

 

2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change the malicious domain into http://www.Google.com/ or any one you prefer.

 

3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, make sure that the content of the first bar is Google and then click Manage Search engines.

Then remove malicious search engine by clicking X behind it and click Done.

 

4. 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 unknown extensions and then remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it. (Note: it is normal there isn’t any extensions on your browser.)


 

If your are Firefox users:

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.

 

2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select the malicious web search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.

 

3. Go back to Firefox, click Add-ons to removal all of extensions related to Surfvox.com. (Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.)

 

4. Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture. And then Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

Then, on the appeared window, type Surfvox.com in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.


 

If you are Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Go to The gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, change Surfvox.com url to the one you prefer, like http://www.msn.com/ and hit Apply and then click on OK.

 

2. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions. And remove all of extensions related to Surfvox.com. (Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.)

Then switch to Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on the malicious one, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)

 

3. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.

 


 

Option 2 Remove Surfvox.com rediect via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Surfvox.com homepage from browsers 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: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove toolbars 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 unknown extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.

3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Step 4> Remove junk files of Surfvox.com hijack and optimize your PC

 

The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of Surfvox.com hijack and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.

Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
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3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 
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Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with Surfvox.com Hijack via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.

Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
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Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.

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Give your disk a depth cleanup

 

After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. 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: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

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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Recommended Tips_Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking

 

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

Download link http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.

AD Blocker
 

Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.
block malicious websites

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Tips for Being Safe Online

 

To ensure be safe online 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.

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

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.

  • Joe Blow

    Suggestions are too complex and involve downloading too much 3rd party software. Much simpler methods to remove that don’t require all these downloads.