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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts


According to the software’s description, SurfeLan is supposed to help users find enhanced content while surfing the Internet. Therefore, the application might sound like a useful tool, when in fact, it does not appear to be helpful at all. That is because the application’s only function is to show third-party advertising content and because of this, SurfeLan falls under the category of adware. Such programs can be dangerous, especially if the software’s creators do not review the ads or content promoted on them. In such case, there might be a chance that some of the ads could promote malicious web pages, potentially harmful programs, or even malware. Under such circumstances, it might be best not to trust the adware and remove the threat from the computer either with an antimalware tool or the instructions available below.

The application is or at least was available on, but currently, the website does not seem to work anymore. Could SurfeLan be distributed in other ways? Our specialists say it is possible since quite a lot of their tested adware applications are being distributed through bundled software installers, suspicious file sharing web-pages, and so on. In some cases, such programs are even spread through a few different channels.

Nonetheless, users can still avoid such threats by paying more attention to the installation process itself. To be more precise, we would advise you to review all conditions and suggestions on the setup wizard. If there are any bundled programs, you do not wish to receive, just deselect them if you have such option. Also, it is necessary to check if a trustworthy company created the application you chose and find a reliable source to get its installer too, e.g. the official website. For more protection, we would recommend using a reliable antimalware tool.

The research shows that the software might install itself differently based on user’s default browser. If you are using Internet Explorer, the adware should be on the list of installed programs available in Control Panel, but if you have Mozilla Firefox, the application may appear on the browser as an add-on. As for Google Chrome, it looks like its new versions are blocking the threat, so if users do not ignore their browsers’ warnings, SurfeLan should not affect Google Chrome.

Furthermore, the software should show you third-party pop-ups, banners, and other forms of advertising while you surf the Internet. If you are not sure which pop-ups are displayed by the adware, just take a closer look at the advertisements and see if you can find titles like “Ads by SurfeLan,” “Provided by SurfeLan,” and so on. We advise you to keep away from such content because it could lead you to unreliable third-party web pages. Some of the ads might promote other adware applications, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, etc. There is also a chance the advertisements could lead you to harmful web pages that distribute malicious software. These are only a few examples of all the possible risks, but hopefully, it is enough for you to understand how dangerous SurfeLan’s usage could be.

If you decide not to risk your system’s safety for such a useless application as the adware, we advise you to erase the threat as soon as possible. The manual deletion instructions placed bellow should help users remove it manually from the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. However, if you interacted with any suspicious ads or downloaded more software from unreliable sources, we would encourage you to use a legitimate antimalware tool. It can check your whole system and locate all possible threats, including SurfeLan automatically. After the scan, the security tool should display a deletion button that you could press to erase all detections at the same time. No matter how you decide to eliminate the application, if you have any difficulties, inform us by placing a comment below or contacting us through social media.

Remove SurfeLan from Internet Explorer

Windows 8\Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R, then type Control Panel and click Enter.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program, mark SurfeLan and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista\Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu to open Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program.
  2. Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start, then launch Control Panel, and select Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Mark the adware and press Uninstall.

Erase SurfeLan from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press CTRL+SHIFT+A to launch the Add-ons Manager.
  2. Choose Extensions from the menu on the left side.
  3. Select the application and press Remove.
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