- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Safesurfs.com gives the appearance of a legitimate search engine, but in reality it is nothing more than a browser hijacker that you must remove from your computer as soon as possible. All browser hijackers are created with the intention of redirecting web traffic to its search engine and forcing compliant users to use. Safesurfs.com is part of a web monetization scheme, meaning that its search results likely contain promotional links. Therefore, you will not get the best search experience if you use it. Moreover, the promoted links may be unreliable. However, the main reason why you should rid of this hijacker is the fact that it prevents you from changing your browser’s homepage. We have produced a detailed description about this injection, so if you have it, we suggest that you read this article.
If you install a malicious software bundle that contains Safesurfs.com, then its installer will automatically set it as your browser’s homepage. Take note that this browser hijacker will modify Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Not only that, but it will also modify your browser’s Target line in order to prevent you from deleting Safesurfs.com. If you want to fix the changes made to your browser, please consult the removal guide located below.
Inexperienced users may be compelled to use this hijacker if they do not find a way to get rid of it. As mentioned, this hijacker’s only purpose is to generate web traffic to it so that it could generate advertising revenue. Indeed, Safesurfs.com’s search results are bound to feature cleverly concealed promotional links that may be unreliable, because we think that this hijacker’s owners do not endorse the content they promote. Furthermore, it is likely that Safesurfs.com will collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your IP address, approximate geographical location, and so on. Obviously, it will also have all of your search history, which is a bit concerning given that Safesurfs.com’s developers are unknown and considered unreliable.
We hope that the information we have provided was of some use to you. Browser hijackers are a very popular type of malware these days, because shady software developers use them to make a quick and easy buck. Safesurfs.com is just one of many different browser hijackers you may encounter and it will surely negatively affect your browsing experience. It is purposely made difficult to remove, but you can easily get rid of it using our removal instructions.
Safesurfs.com removal instructions
Restore the default Target line
Restore the homepage address
Microsoft Internet Explorer