- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
SerfSearch.com is often called a browser hijacker because it can change your default search engine without your permission. In some cases, users complain that they have noticed a suspicious toolbar added to browsers as well. On top of that, Internet Explorer users might notice a warning message claiming that “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator” after opening the browser menu or clicking on a particular button installed on the browser itself. As can be seen, this hijacker is really harmful. It might not only cause you security-related problems, but it might also ruin your Internet browsing experience. You should remove SerfSearch.com and all the extensions from browsers in order to fully remove it. If you see a warning message while using Internet Explorer, you will have to fix IE restrictions as well. We will provide you the instructions below the article.
It might seem that SerfSearch.com is a decent search provider at first sight; however, it is not. Researchers working at pcthreat.com have noticed that this search engine might provide computer users with various sponsored links. On top of that, some researchers claim that it might not work at all, i.e. it might not provide you with search results. We do not think that it is clever to keep such a suspicious search engine added to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so we highly recommend that you get rid of SerfSearch.com as soon as possible. If you are not going to do that, you should know that SerfSearch.com might not only expose you to malware, but it might also record information about your browsing activities. The only way to stop that is to get rid of SerfSearch.com.
In most cases, users notice that SerfSearch.com has changed their search provider and even homepage when they download some kind of program from an unreliable third-party website. If you are also one of those who have done that, it is not surprising that you have noticed the presence of SerfSearch.com. You have to be more careful in the future in order not to allow malware to enter your system. By saying “more careful”, we mean that you should never download programs from untrustworthy websites and you should definitely check whether the program is trustworthy prior to its installation on the system. Specialists working at pcthreat.com also suggest that you acquire a trustworthy antimalware tool and install it on your computer.
In order to get rid of SerfSearch.com, you should scan your computer with a trustworthy antimalware scanner, such as SpyHunter. If you want to get rid of this browser hijacker manually, you should use our step-by-step instructions. As has been already mentioned, Internet Explorer users will have to fix IE restrictions in order not to see the warning message ever again. Instructions placed below the article will help you to do that.
How to get rid of SerfSearch.com
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