Do you find lots of PUP.SurFilters appear on your browser and affect your browsing experience? Why is your computer flooded with these annoying ads? How can you get rid of them? Take it easy. Follow the guide below and you will learn how to get rid of them completely.
PUP.SurFilters has been listed as a member of the highly risky adware family which is rampant currently on the Internet. This adware is used by the developers to take full control of those most popular web browsers like IE, Firefox and Google Chrome so as to carry out evil activities in infected computers. Actually, this kind of adware is not a good program that should be removed when you find it in your system. Do you know how PUP.SurFilters sneaks into your computer system? Usually the adware is together with suspicious web sites, free applications and unknown links on social networking sites or forums.
But it’s not advisable to click any provided coupon, deal, saving or offer. That is because these unknown links can lead you to commercial or suspicious pages which could contain dangerous PC threats. Like Dealspace adware, PUP.SurFilters is able to trace your browsing cookies so as to generate attracting and related advertisements. In such case, your personal information could be stolen for unknown purposes. So it’s wise not to keep PUP.SurFilters in the system for a long time. On the other hand, the malware drops new desktop shortcuts to mislead you. It affects the system performance such as Internet connection. All in all, the earlier you remove PUP.SurFilters virus, the better it will be.
Whether PUP.SurFilters are just annoying? Or they may contain other potential threats?
According to the response of the victims, PUP.SurFilters are not just annoying, clicking them may redirect you to some questionable websites even malicious sites where are usually the hidden places of the viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware, worms or other harmful threats. Besides, clicking the ads powered by this adware may force you to buy their products that usually claim to help you enhance your browsing experience or promise to help you find out the cheapest goods with the lowest price. Never believe it is true. Actually, you can’t get any real value from it. If it is serious, your computer may instantly get infected with virus just one click the ads by PUP.SurFilters for most of the advertisements contain third party links. Furthermore, clicking these dangerous ads may expose your personal information to the third party as some ads often require you to fill in your personal information and then you can enter the ads webpage. Suppose that your sensitive information are wrongly used by third party for illegal purposes, which m
ay lead to serious privacy issues even identity theft. Apart from these, if your browser is always flooded with tons of nettlesome ads, your browser speed will drop greatly, which will lead to a poor computer performance even break down the whole system.
Note: To get rid of the annoying ads and protect both your computer and personal information, you have to remove PUP.SurFilters from the computer as soon as possible. Have trouble uninstalling the unwanted software from your Windows manually? Download and install a powerful third-party removal tool to clear the program quickly.
PUP.SurFilters removal instructions:
- Uninstall PUP.SurFilters via Control Panel
- Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
- Reset your browser settings (Optional)
If you want to manually get rid of the unwanted pop-up ads caused by the adware program from the PC, follow the guide below to perform the removal. If the manual method doesn’t fix the problem, try the automatic removal then.
Uninstall PUP.SurFilters via Control Panel
- Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key.
- Click Settings and then click System on the Settings menu.
- Select Apps & features on the left side. A list of all installed programs will show up in the right pane.
- Select the adware program and click the Uninstall button.
- Click the Uninstall in the pop-up to confirm.
- Click on the Start button and select Control Panel (Windows 7/Vista). If you use Windows 8/8.1, press the WIN (Windows) key and the X key together to open User Power Menu and then click on Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program under Programs (View by: category.) or Programs and Features (View by: Large Icons).
- Find the adware or its related programs and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- When all the programs are displayed, find the unwanted program and click on Remove button.
Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
PUP.SurFilters may install some browser add-ons or toolbars to inject advertisements into the web pages. You need to check the browser extensions and remove any suspicious one.
Click the Tools button, and then select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down menu.
Click on Toolbars and Extensions under types of add-ons.
If any toolbar or add-on associated with the unwanted program is found, click Remove button to delete it.
Note: If you use Edge browser, extensions aren’t available in Microsoft Edge at this time.
Click Tools or the Firefox menu button and choose Add-ons from the pull-down menu.
Select the Extensions on the left side of the page. All the installed Firefox add-ons will be displayed on the right. Find PUP.SurFilters or other suspicious add-ons and click the Remove button to uninstall them.
Click on the Chrome menu button at the top-right corner of the browser and click on More Tools and thenExtensions.
All the installed Chrome extensions available are showed. Find the extensions that are associated with the adware program and click on the trashcan icon.
Click on “Opera” menu icon at the top left corner and select Extensions -> Extensions manager from the menu.
In the Extensions page, search for any extension strange to you that is related to PUP.SurFilters and remove it from the browser.
Click the Safari menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Preferences from the menu.
Select Extensions tab and remove the unwanted add-on by clicking Uninstall button.
Tips: If the Remove or Uninstall button next to the unwanted software add-on is greyed out, it means it can’t be removed. How to deal with such stubborn software/browser add-ons? We suggest you use a powerful removal tool to scan for such unnecessary items and clear them forcibly and completely.
Reset your browser settings (Optional)
Sometimes potentially unwanted programs like PUP.SurFilters may change the homepage, search engine and other browser settings. If the settings can’t reverse successfully after you manually changed the default homepage and settings, you can try resetting the browser settings to defaults. Please note that this will also erase all your installed add-ons and your customizations on browsers.
Click on Tools, and then select Internet Options from the menu.
In the Internet options window, go to the Advanced tab and then click on Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, check the Delete personal settings option and click Reset to confirm.
When resetting browser settings is completed, please click Close and then click OK.
Click on Help on the menu bar and then select Troubleshooting Information.
Click on Refresh Firefox button in the Troubleshooting information page.
When the Reset Firefox dialog box appears, click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm the changes.
Click on the Google Chrome menu button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings from the menu.
In the chrome settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Click on Reset browser settings button at the bottom of the page.
When the Reset Browser Settings dialog box pops up, click on Reset button.
Open Opera and type opera://about in the address bar.
In the About Opera page, go to the Paths section.
Note the Profile and Cache values. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Close Opera and then delete these two folders: Profile and Cache.
Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.
Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click on the Reset Safari in the drop-down menu.
When a warning dialog box appears, click on the Reset button to complete the process.
Safari will restart automatically.
Remove PUP.SurFilters quickly by using SpyHunter
If you want to quickly uninstall the program as well as its other components, use a third-party removal tool to remove them. SpyHunter is able to find and remove malware like Trojans, worms rookits and other harmful threats completely. In addition, it is also good at detecting and clearing browser hijackers, adware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Follow the steps below to use SpyHunter to get rid of PUP.SurFilters from your computer easily.
Download SpyHunter to your computer.
Make sure that both its product version and DB version are the newest versions before scanning your system. Close all running files, folders and applications and then click Scan Computer Now button to scan your PC.
The scanning usually takes several minutes to complete. The scanning may be displayed as the image below:
When the scan is complete, all the items associated with PUP.SurFilters will be displayed in the search results. Click on Fix Threats to remove all of them. (Note: You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to completely delete the threats.)
PUP.SurFilters is malicious because it is a hidden program that controls your computer in order to steal your important information. It is a malignant infection that makes use of system vulnerabilities in target system and encourages remote attacking. With the help of it, cyber criminals can easily access to the infected system and take evil action on the infected computer.