How to remove Surf-a

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Malware Surf-a

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Name

Surf-a

Description

A hacker may be able to affect your computer with a Surf-a after having gained access to an administrator account. But, a Surf-a installation can be automated, as can its processes, which may be able to steal information or corrupt programs, files, and system functions.

Type

Malware

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Surf-a guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Surf-a activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Surf-a process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Surf-a. If you find Surf-a process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Surf-a for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Surf-a using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Surf-a.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Malware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Malwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Malwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Surf-a from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Surf-a. After turning off the Internet and disabling Surf-a process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Surf-a to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Surf-a one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Surf-a. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Malwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Surf-a, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Surf-a has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Surf-a that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The first recorded appearance of Surf-a

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How did my computer get Surf-a?

Surf-a may not necessarily need user interaction to get installed. It can get into your system by exploiting weak spots in your browser or operating system. In most cases, though, Surf-a needs to be installed manually (open a file, install software, etc).

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I detected Surf-a on my computer. What do I do?

Start OSHI Defender or another antimalware program to immediately remove Surf-a. Remember that widely used antivirus software may not detect Surf-a in your operating system.

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What damages can Surf-a do to my computer?

Hackers may use Surf-a to hold your data hostage and extort money from you, steal personal and valuable data from your computer or get access to your bank accounts.

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What are the main symptoms of Surf-a?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Surf-a spread to other computers?

To install Surf-a on other computers in your network, you must perform the same action you did on your infected computer.

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Countries with the highest Surf-a infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Surf-a

2016-02-22

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