- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
ProtectedSurf is a dubious application to say the least. It is marketed as an application that will protect you from various malicious websites that might contain malware or cause any damage to your operating system. It has to be noted that ProtectedSurf can block some potentially detrimental websites. But also it has to be noted that this application is free of charge because it is ad-supported. That means that it is classified as an adware application that will disrupt your web browsing experience. You should remove ProtectedSurf because it could be potentially dangerous rather than helpful. Important further information about ProtectedSurf and a removal guide are provided within the article.
Once ProtectedSurf gets onto your operating system it will install browser extensions to browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Furthermore, the infection creates two additional processes that run in the background and auto-starts with Windows. These processes can be seen via Task Manager – they are named bservice.exe and bservice64.exe. These processes are most likely responsible for interacting with various adware servers in order to present various commercial adverts and annoying pop-ups. These features will prevail until the very moment when ProtectedSurf is removed.
Ironically, pop-ups and commercial adverts could lead you to potentially malicious websites – quite the opposite of what ProtectedSurf is designed to do. Publishers of ProtectedSurf do not review their third-party associates probably because they just want to get paid. It is possible that these unrevised associates could include malware distributors. Thus, pop-ups or commercial adverts might contain redirect links to websites that could potentially be hosting various malware. Sometimes it is possible to infect your operating system just by landing on a website like that. It is because websites could be implemented with an arbitrary code execution exploit. Thus, it is quite obvious why removal of ProtectedSurf is a must. Although the application can block certain websites, it is not worth the risk that you would be at while this adware application is running on your system.
ProtectedSurf can be removed via Control Panel. Removal like that will delete browser extensions and the additional processes. But it might not ensure that all the traces of the infection were deleted entirely. In order to remove ProtectedSurf completely, you will have to identify the potentially malicious files and folders and then get rid of them. Some users might find that a bit too complicated and if you are one of them it is advised to use a trustworthy automatic malware removal tool.
Remove ProtectedSurf from your PC
Remove from Windows 8
Remove from Windows 7 and Windows Vista
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