OurSurfing Virus Removal Instructions
OurSurfing Virus is a nasty browser hijacker that secretly enters your computer and infiltrates all your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer). Afterwards, the intruder replaces your usual home page and search engine with OurSurfing.com which, unfortunately, cannot be trusted.
Even though the search tool may look simple and professional, remember that it belongs to an infamous Qvo6 family. We advise not to believe the hijacker’s claims that it can enrich your browsing and to eliminate OurSurfing Virus from your PC.
What does OurSurfing Virus do?
All on all, OurSurfing Virus works the same way most of the other hijackers do. After it alters your browsing settings, the intruder gains the ability to control your search results. Since the main goal of any hijacker is to promote the third parties and to direct traffic to their pages, the software will drown you in advertisements and additional links. We warn you that none of those links can be trusted, since there is no way to know who owns the pages which you will enter after clicking them. All of this means that for as long as the intruder is in your computer, you will not be able to trust the search results. To recover your previous settings, you should delete OurSurfing Virus.
In addition to the unknown third parties, you also need to know that this virus violates your privacy by collecting your information. Your IP address, geographical location, visited pages, clicks, recent search queries, etc. are recorded and used to personalize the ads. Most of the users get very upset when they realize that their data is collected by the unreliable parties. If you are one of those users, terminate OurSurfing Virus.
If you are not sure how the hijacker managed to infiltrate your system, you should remember your latest freeware installation. If you often use unofficial pages to acquire free software, chances are that during such installation OurSurfing Virus managed to secretly enter your computer alongside the intended application. It is certainly possible to avoid these surprises, however you will have to learn how to carefully monitor every step of the installation procedure to achieve that. Always select Advanced or Custom option and read the software license agreement. In this document, all the additional programs are usually disclosed. When you notice them, click ‘Decline’ button.
How to remove OurSurfing Virus?
Unfortunately, OurSurfing Virus removal will not be very easy. The hijacker alters your browsers’ Target lines and thus, you will have to fix them too. Under this article, you will find detailed instructions on how to terminate OurSurfing Virus. Your other option is to purchase an authentic and up-to-date computer security tool and use it to uninstall OurSurfing Virus. The same security application will also safeguard your PC afterwards.
Fix your Target line
- Right-click the browser’s shortcut.
- Open Properties.
- Tap the Target line.
- Eliminate everything that is written after the location of the application’s executable.
Delete OurSurfing Virus
- Click Windows key + R and enter Control Panel.
- Press OK and move to Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall OurSurfing Virus.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Tap Start and pick Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and get rid of OurSurfing Virus.
- Access Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove programs and remove undesirable software.
Remove OurSurfing Virus form your browsers
- Press Alt+T.
- Pick Internet Options.
- Navigate to the Advanced tab.
- Tap Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click the Reset button again.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Open Settings.
- Click Show Advanced settings.
- Press Reset browser settings.
- Click Reset.
- Click Alt+H.
- Choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Tap Reset Firefox.
- Press Reset Firefox once more (in the new box).