What is Ads by Protectedsurf?
If you keep running into Ads by Protectedsurf while browsing the Web it means that your PC is infected by an adware program called Protectedsurf. The ad-supported application was developed by Actually Apps. It is distributed via bundled downloads same as other unwanted software. Protectedsurf is very intrusive and displays various commercial ads everywhere you go online.
The program is promoted as a tool that will help you avoid malicious webpages by warning you if you accidentally click on a malignant link. It is similar to other programs that are advertised in this way like Browsers Armor, Browser Protect and others. Protectedsurf is not what is claims to be. If you want to get rid of Ads by Protectedsurf you should delete the adware from your computer.
How does Protectedsurf work?
Protectedsurf is distributed via bundled downloads. It travels together with freeware and shareware programs and gets installed silently. If you download third-party software frequently you should be very attentive during the installation process. You can deselect the additional programs if you choose Custom Installation option. You should also be careful with fake software updates. Download the updates only from reliable sources.
Once Protectedsurf enters your computer it starts showing various ads in your browser windows. You will see banners, pop-ups, in-text, video ads, sponsored links and more. We would not recommend clicking on these ads as you will never be sure if they are safe. The main purpose of the adware application is to promote certain websites and generate their traffic. That is all. Your browsing experience will not become more secure because of the program. In fact, it will only expose you to useless and potentially dangerous data. You should terminate Protectedsurf and thus eliminate Ads by Protectedsurf from your system.
How to remove Ads by Protectedsurf from my PC?
In order to delete Ads by Protectedsurf you will have to uninstall Protectedsurf from your system and erase it from your browsers. The process is not too complicated, but if you are not sure how to complete some of the steps you can use the instructions provided below the article. Another option is downloading and installing a powerful malware removal tool that will delete Ads by Protectedsurf automatically. The security program will scan your PC, detect and terminate all unwanted programs. With the anti-malware utility your system will also be safeguarded in the future as it will prevent other online infections from entering your computer.
Ads by Protectedsurf Removal
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Choose Add or remove programs
- Select Protectedsurf and click Remove
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open Start menu
- Click Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall a program
- Delete Protectedsurf
- Right-click at the bottom left corner
- Select Control Panel
- Click on Uninstall a program
- Select Protectedsurf and click Uninstall
- Click on the Gear icon
- Open Manage add-ons
- Select Toolbars and Extensions
- Eliminate Protectedsurf
- Click on the Mozilla menu
- Select Add-ons
- Move to Extensions
- Erase Protectedsurf
- Click on the menu
- Go to Add-ons
- Choose Extensions
- Remove Protectedsurf.