In this article we will describe you what a Trusted Surf redirect is, and how it can affect you and your computer. We will give you some tips what to do when you get a Trusted Surf. The instructions are working for the most common browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
First of all, let’s begin with what is a Trusted Surf. It is computer software which combines the Adware type depending to some databases. This ad can generate advertisements, banners and pop-ups in the web pages you are visiting. It can also riddle fake advertisement on whole web sites. Briefly, when you are opening a web page another one will open in a new window. The one thing that you should be very careful for is, not to download any software which seems potentially harmful. Very important is not to give any personal information. In other cases Trusted Surf can go along with some free programs that you are downloading.
If you already had open an unwanted pop-up it is necessary to close down the page as quickly as possible. In many cases you can be claimed for winning some prizes and be asked to click and open some page window to get your prize. This is a clever way for harmful software to take your personal data, including bank accounts which usually lead to very unpleasant actions. What you should be aware of when browsing:
- Do not click on any suspicious links
- Do not install any software that asked you to give personal information.
- Read carefully the instructions during the installation that you make
This type of programs can display different malware ads or open them whether you want them or not. Trusted Surf is reported as potentially unwanted program. It can collect different browsing information such as passwords, facts, dates, accounts, IP addresses, and unique personal numbers. Other way of the developers of these programs to mislead people are the fake statements that software like this is safe and legitimate.
Also the software may redirect you to open another web page or open it even if you don’t want to. You will not earn anything useful by looking through such links and web pages. Even if the site looks ok you should stay aware if some other pages begin to open in addition. Once installed on the computer, Trusted Surf will display some banners and in-text ads. It may have different texts under the pop-ups, about whom are they brought by. In common the goal of these ads is to make you click and install different contents such as web browsers toolbar, utilities. So, if you are burning with curiosity, and click to install the ad, in most cases you will get some signs that a harmful program is installed on your device. You may see some hyperlinks, fake updates of the software or the most unpleasant is another program to be installed without your knowledge.
You can protect yourself and your computer from unwanted programs, following a few steps. First of all, do not install any program that you are not familiar with. Do not view web pages, which seems suspicious or have some ads, which are telling you to click anywhere. Be careful also, if you see a jumping window that tells you win a reward or you are selected to participate in some lottery. And last but not least, as we already mentioned, do not write and give any personal information about you or your family, any bank and number accounts. All this can be potentially damaging for your personal and online security. Be aware also of fake pop up that can lead you to another web location with the only purpose to break in you online security.
So, in conclusion, be aware of any unknown links and pages telling you to click and win something. Install only trusted programs and software. Be careful during any installation that you make, sometimes Trusted Surf is hidden within.
Enjoy browsing the internet safely!
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Trusted Surf. Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Trusted Surf and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random