- 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 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
Delete Surfvox files from your computer
Reset browser settings