The Securesurf.biz is a web browser hijacker. As a result, your homepage and search engine by default are modified by Securesurf.biz and all your search results are rerouted to this malicious site or other domains. It may also create tons of pop-up ads on your PC and increase your vulnerability. With the step-by-step guide below, you can remove it completely.
The Securesurf.biz infection usually affects only the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The browser hijacker will perform a scan of the machine for web browser shortcuts and change them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the web browser, you will see the Securesurf.biz annoying web-page.
As mentioned above, the Securesurf.biz browser hijacker also changes the web-browser’s search engine. So, your web browser, when searching something, will display a hodgepodge of ads, links to malicious and misleading web-sites and search results of a big search engines such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a web browser’s search becomes impossible. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your web browser.
Although, Securesurf.biz infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it alters the settings of your internet browser. Moreover, an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your PC system with this hijacker infection, that will show lots of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. Often such these advertisements may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted programs or visit harmful web sites.
We suggest you to get rid of Securesurf.biz homepage and free your computer ASAP, until the presence of the hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. Use the steps below that will assist you to completely remove Securesurf.biz homepage, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did Securesurf.biz hijacker get on your PC system
How to manually remove Securesurf.biz
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your PC system of browser hijacker. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete infection such as Securesurf.biz. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
- Uninstall Securesurf.biz associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Securesurf.biz
- Remove Securesurf.biz startpage from Chrome
- Get rid of Securesurf.biz startpage from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Securesurf.biz redirect from IE
Uninstall Securesurf.biz associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Securesurf.biz
Once the browser hijacker is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://securesurf.biz/” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will display an annoying web-page.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text such as “http://securesurf.biz” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Securesurf.biz startpage from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been modified by browser hijacker.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Securesurf.biz startpage from Mozilla Firefox
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Securesurf.biz redirect from IE
To restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
How to delete Securesurf.biz automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of browser hijacker from the infected computer. This is because the browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your computer and change its settings to Securesurf.biz. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your machine from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your system. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Securesurf.biz. When a malware is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing Securesurf.biz browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart the system.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
How to stop Securesurf.biz startpage
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and dangerous pages, you need to use program that blocks access to harmful ads and web-pages. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- Once the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, web pages such Securesurf.biz, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Delete Securesurf.biz hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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When downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Scan” button for checking your PC for the Securesurf.biz browser hijacker and browser’s malicious extensions. When it has finished scanning your machine, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “OK”. Once the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be clean of the Securesurf.biz . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and annoying harmful sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, malicious applications and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Securesurf.biz startpage from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.