How to Get Rid of OurSurfing

December 2016

OurSurfing.com is a search engine hijacker, namely a software that changes your search engine and homepage. The publishers distributing this software earn money after each successful installation.

OurSurfing - Removal Procedure

OurSurfing is often proposed when you install free programs such as download managers, PDF converters, Proxies and video plugins. Example with the ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy software:


Manual Method

Uninstallation via Control Panel

- Windows Vista/Seven/8/8.1: Open the Control Panel and go to Programs and Features (or Uninstall a program). Search for OurSurfing and uninstall it.
- Windows XP: Open the Control Panel and go to Add/Remove Programs. Search for OurSurfing and uninstall it.

Clean your web browser

Open your browser settings, set your homepage and search engine. The next step is to uninstall any parasite extension. If the problem persists, try to reset your web browser.

Fix your browser shortcut

OurSurfing can modify the desktop shortcut of the Firefox browser, redirecting you to oursurfing.com each time you open your web browser. To fix the shortcut, right-click on the shortcut > Properties. Go to the Shortcut tab. In theTarget field simply clear the link appearing after firefox.exe .

Free software to clean your system

AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is a free utility that can assist in the removal of adwares. Download and install the softwarehere. Launch the program and make a Scan. Remove the detected items.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Run a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. The free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the official website. Update the software and then launch a full scan. Once done clean the infectious files.

Protecting your system against such infections

You should be very careful when installing free programs downloaded from dubious or unofficial sources, as some of them are bundled with harmful softwares (adwares, spyware, malwares,...). If you are using Avast! or AVG, don't forget to enable the detection of PUPs. The WOT extensions can filter websites distributing harmful softwares.

SpyHunter and fake security blogs

Some security blogs offer disinfection softwares such as SpyHunter or Spyware Doctor. To clean your PC with SpyHunter or Spyware Doctor, you will have to upgrade to the premium version. You don't need such softwares as free alternatives exists.

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