Do you know what Surf Safely is?
Surf Safely is an application that promises to protect you from various dangers on the Internet. It says that Surf Safely can block potentially malicious websites. However, our research lab team labels this add-on as an adware application. It means that rather than protecting you from various threats, this program can EXPOSE you to potentially corrupted content. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to remove Surf Safely from the system as soon as possible. There is no need to keep an adware application on your computer because these programs often get exploited by cyber criminals.Surf Safely screenshot
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Luckily, we know exactly what to expect of Surf Safely since it is not the first program in line. The application comes from a group of programs developed by Smart Apps. Sometimes the name of the developer may differ. Smart Apps developer is also known as Engaging Apps, Enchanted Apps, 215 Apps and so on. Usually this developer releases adware applications that display coupons and discount offers. However, with Surf Safely we already have a list of extensions that supposedly improve web security. Apart from Surf Safely, there is also SafetySearch and Browserkeeper applications that have been infected multiple computers worldwide.
That is not to say that Surf Safely is a dangerous computer virus. Adware programs often enter computers just because users allow them to. You can read more on the application at surf-safely.net. The information on the website says “harmful website can compromise your online security and trick you into downloading malicious software. Surf Safely safeguards you from online threats so you can browse safely and prevent irreparable damage to your computer.”
It sounds nice, but the sad truth is that Surf Safely is a potential security threat itself. It installs extensions to all the main browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer), and then displays pop-ups and other commercial advertisements on popular online shopping sites. It even shows Jollywallet banner at the top of some websites, which proves that Surf Safely is closely related to the notorious adware application.
What is more, Surf Safely also installs an adware helper called BenchUpdater. It is a potentially unwanted application that connects to the internet behind your back and constantly updates Surf Safely. It is an activity you should NOT tolerate because this way even cybercriminals could make use of Surf Safely to promote and distribute malicious infections.
Remove Surf Safely from your computer via Control Panel, and then scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to be sure that all the potentially unwanted applications and files are gone from the system. Take note that adware usually travels in packs, and you need to get rid of all the potential threats in a go.
How to remove Surf Safely
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Surf Safely.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Surf Safely.
- Press Windows key and navigate to Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Surf Safely.
In non-techie terms:
Surf Safely is a potentially unwanted application that might lead to serious computer security issues. If you are not an experienced computer user, please refer to the additional set of removal instructions below this description, and acquire a powerful malware detection and removal tool.