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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Surfvox

Surfvox is a browser hijacker with an elaborate distribution scheme. If you often download various TV series via torrent sites, you have to be extremely careful because this browser hijacker uses fake torrent files to spread around. Once it enters your computer, Surfvox changes your default homepage and search engine settings. It may not seem like a big problem at first, but browser hijackers are dangerous threats that can help other malware infections enter your system. Thus, you must remove Surfvox from your computer at once and stay away from unreliable torrent sites.

The central point of browser hijacking is that a computer infection modifies browser settings without user’s permission. It means that surfvox.com becomes your default homepage behind your back. Taking into consideration the main web page, Surfvox seems to be offering mortgages and loans online. This website has countless articles on investing, business, credit cards and so on. It makes an impression that Surfvox is the real deal, but that is exactly what browser hijacking is about – money. It changes your homepage in order to force hits to affiliate websites. It increases advertising revenue and browser hijacker’s creators get rich. You can stop it by deleting Surfvox from your computer.

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you definitely have a bigger chance to get infected with Surfvox. As it has been mentioned above, Surfvox travels with a fake torrent named Game of Throws S04E09 HDTV x246-KILLERS[ettv]. If you download this fake file, you will create a directory with a broken video file and a codec executable file. The codec file might be named DivX Player.exe or communitycodecs.exe. When you try to play the video file, your video player will crash after a few seconds. Then you will be pushed into launching one of the codec files. Although codec installer works, by launching the file you also automatically install Surfvox onto your computer.

Consequently, the next time you open your browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer); you will see Surfvox.com for your homepage. This website also displays banner ads, and it goes without saying that you cannot click them. To ensure that your system is adequately protected against various threats, you have to terminate Surfvox and anything related to this browser hijacker right now.

To achieve that, you have to kill the browser hijacker’s process via Windows Task Manager, delete its folder and then reset your browser settings to default. Afterwards, scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner to find other unwanted applications on your computer. Do not hesitate to acquire a powerful antimalware tool that would help you avoid similar infections in the future.

How to remove Surfvox

Stop Surfvox process on Windows Task Manager

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and Windows Task Manager will open.
  2. Click Processes tab and locate soundmngr process.
  3. Highlight it and click End Process. Press End Process on a pop-up box.

Delete Surfvox files from your computer

  1. Open Start menu and enter %AppData% into search box. Press Enter.
  2. Locate Soundmngr directory and delete it.

Reset browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox at the top right corner of a new tab.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up box. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset browser settings button.
  4. Click Reset on a pop-up box.
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How to manually remove Surfvox

Files associated with Surfvox infection:

nvxasync.exe
soundmng.exe
cvxasync.exe

Surfvox processes to kill:

nvxasync.exe
cvxasync.exe
soundmng.exe
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Comments

  1. Daniel Jan 2, 2015

    I did all of this but it is still on my PC. When I tried to access the Roaming folder it flashed on the closed out. I also tried with the Registry Editor and it also flashed then closed out. I also found in Task Manager nvxasnyc and I ended it but it came right back. I tried ending it over and over but it still came back. I right clicked it then clicked Open file location, it flashed it and closed. Can anyone help?

  2. MONIKA Mar 6, 2015

    Hi Daniel,
    I am having the exact same problem, did u manage to get yours fixed by any chance.

    Peace
    MONIKA

  3. squid Mar 8, 2015

    It boots me out of task manager before I can kill it...same thing of I try a system restore.

  4. Tired Mar 28, 2015

    Ive sorted this problem after 12 hours

  5. Tired Mar 28, 2015

    issue. It was everywhere. Browsers had to be cleaned of cookies changed to a search engine. 12 hours I sat trying to get this awful virus but I've managed it. Hope this helps. Only way around it was changing names of the virus scanners that it's obviously been designed to stop you getting because they can delete it.

  6. Jack May 27, 2015

    Any help i could have? i'm getting wrecked by this thing and same problems cant restore, task manager or anything because this online ebola virus shuts them down as soon as they open.
    I really need your help pls.

  7. Good Samaritan Jun 10, 2015

    Go here... This guy gives you all the steps to remove!

  8. Jack Jun 11, 2015

    I cant open task manager as it closes it as soon as i open it.

  9. Rodrigo Becker Probst Aug 6, 2015

    I finished thsat *****,

    I case task manager wont open, open the cmd. type:
    taskkill /IM nvxasync.exe /f
    and so faster as u can execute the code
    taskkill /IM cvxasync.exe /f

    because as u terminate one, the other will open the closed again, so type the code, hit enter, type the other and hit enter

    now press up on your keybord hit enter, press down and hit enter and u will can opend the task manager again.

    Hope its help

  10. Brandon C Oct 8, 2015

    I contacted the host and had their website taken down, so even if your browser gets hijacked, you just have to reinstall the browser. You don't have to worry about an ad filled website.

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