What is SaferSurf Ads?
If you see SaferSurf Ads in your browser, it means that your computer is infected with an adware application. SaferSurf is an ad-supported program that belongs to the Lyrics family. It usually comes bundled with freeware and shareware. Although it is not a malicious program, there are certain online security issues that come with it.
SaferSurf is promoted as a tool that will help you “prevent your child from encountering unwanted adult content”, however, it will also expose your PC to fake ads. This information is presented on the main page of the software, but it is impossible to download it from there. SaferSurf Ads may appear in any browser as it is compatible with all of them. If you want to get rid of SaferSurf Ads you will have to delete SaferSurf.
How does SaferSurf work?
Adware programs are quite often advertised as something useful. However, you should not pay attention to that. Whenever you install freeware stick to what you know. Choose Advanced installation instead of the Quick or Recommended one, deselect all unfamiliar software and install only what you needed in the first place. Potentially unwanted applications that travel with free software are created to generate web traffic and are in no way useful to the computer user. That is why you should try to avoid them in the future.
The reason you should terminate SaferSurf Ads seems simple: the program floods your browsers with useless data. But there is more to it than that. The ads, pop-ups and banners that you see on your screen are not just annoying, they may also be unsafe. You could be exposed to false advertising. You may be offered software or software updates. You should be especially careful with these ads as you may end up installing more adware or even malware onto your PC.
How to remove SaferSurf Ads from my PC?
It is not at all complicated to eliminate SaferSurf Ads from your computer. All you need to do is uninstall SaferSurf which can be done manually or automatically. If you want to remove SaferSurf Ads manually you can use the instructions that are presented right below this article. If, however, you choose automatic SaferSurf Ads removal, which we would recommend, you need to download and install a malware removal tool. The anti-malware application will help you eliminate all potentially unwanted programs that may be on your PC. It will also work as malware prevention and stop other unsafe programs from accessing your computer.
Tips on SaferSurf Ads Removal
Windows 7 and Vista/8
- Start/Search (Win+S) -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program -> SaferSurf -> Uninstall
- Start -> Control Panel -> Add or remove programs -> SaferSurf -> Remove.