If you’re reading this blog post, it means that you’re seeing the Click.surf unknown webpage and your web-browser began to open lots of intrusive pop ups. All of these problems with your personal computer caused by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the PC system with the free applications. You probably want to know how to get rid of this ad-supported software as well as get rid of Click.surf pop up ads. In the guide below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The adware that responsible for the appearance of Click.surf pop ups, may add lots of advertisements directly to the web-pages that you visit, creating a sense that the ads have been added by the authors of the site. Moreover, a legal sponsored links may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious software. Even worse, the adware be able to collect your confidential info (your ip address, what is a webpage you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
The adware often modify all browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit various unwanted ad web-pages. As a result, your web browser can still reroute you to an unwanted ad web page despite your system is actually free of adware and other malicious software.
The guidance below explaining steps to remove Click.surf pop up ads problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ‘ad supported’ software that may attack Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Firefox and Chrome and other popular web browsers. The few simple steps will help you get rid of adware and thus clean your web-browser from all annoying ads.
How to remove Click.surf pop-up ads
In order to get rid of Click.surf pop up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge, you need to reset the internet browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other suspicious entries, such as files, applications, browser extensions and shortcuts. However, if you want to get rid of Click.surf pop up advertisements easily, you should use reputable anti-malware utility and let it do the job for you.
To remove Click.surf, perform the following steps:
- Manual Click.surf popups removal
- Remove dubious software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Remove Click.surf from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Delete Click.surf popup advertisements from IE
- Remove Click.surf ads from Google Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to delete Click.surf redirect
- Use free malware removal tools to completely remove Click.surf advertisements
- Stop Click.surf advertisements and other intrusive web-sites
- How to avoid installation of Click.surf popup advertisements
- Finish words
Manual Click.surf popups removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Click.surf pop up ads from the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
Remove dubious software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of PUPs like this ‘ad supported’ software, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted software. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a programs which you do not use, then uninstalling them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall questionable and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Remove Click.surf from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as new tab, start page and search engine have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Delete Click.surf popup advertisements from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer web browser you revert back your browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software that causes a large number of unwanted Click.surf advertisements.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab page, search engine and homepage to default state.
Remove Click.surf ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the browser hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s newtab, default search engine and start page that have been replaced by ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive popups.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The browser will show the settings screen. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as shown in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. Once it is complete, the internet browser’s settings including startpage, search engine by default and newtab page back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you boot your personal computer, it will show Click.surf annoying website. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to delete Click.surf redirect
Unfortunately, the adware that causes a large amount of intrusive Click.surf ads, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web-browsers shortcut files), so that the Click.surf ad page will be opened when you open the Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox or another web browser.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your affected browser. Select the “Properties” option. It’ll show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad supported software responsible for redirecting your web browser to Click.surf web-page can modify it. If you are seeing something similar to “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcut files which reroutes to an intrusive web-pages. When you have finished, go to next step.
Use free malware removal tools to completely remove Click.surf advertisements
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of adware that responsible for internet browser redirect to the annoying Click.surf webpage. So, we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining harmful components with free adware removal apps below.
How to automatically delete Click.surf pop up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of Click.surf pop-ups automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malware removal tool because it can easily get rid of hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, adware which redirects your browser to Click.surf webpage with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Zemana can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: April 20, 2017
When downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin checking your PC system for the adware that cause annoying Click.surf pop up advertisements to appear. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient.
Once Zemana completes the scan, Zemana Free will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will get rid of ‘ad supported’ software related to Click.surf advertisements and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Scan your system and delete Click.surf advertisements with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a completely free (30 day trial) tool. You do not need expensive solutions to get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that causes a large amount of annoying Click.surf advertisements and other misleading software. HitmanPro will delete all the undesired apps such as adware and browser hijacker infections for free.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: December 8, 2017
- After downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad supported software that causes multiple undesired popup ads. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- Once HitmanPro has finished scanning your PC, a list of all items found is prepared. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Click.surf popup ads
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to look for adware and thereby delete Click.surf pop-up ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the machine.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the installation starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once setup is complete, you will see window as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware responsible for Click.surf pop up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer.
After the scanning is finished, MalwareBytes will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of ad supported software which cause annoying Click.surf ads to appear and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video explains guidance on how to get rid of browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
Stop Click.surf advertisements and other intrusive web-sites
Run an adblocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam sites. Additionally, ad blocking programs will help you to avoid undesired pop ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, Click.surf redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How to avoid installation of Click.surf popup advertisements
Now your computer should be clean of the adware responsible for Click.surf ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and intrusive malicious web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful software and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Click.surf pop up ads from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.