|Name||Ads by Word Surfer|
|Type||Ad-supported browser extension|
|Short Description||Word Surfer is promoted as an application that enhances the user’s browsing experience.|
|Symptoms||Display of unwanted advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling).|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Ads by Word Surfer|
What Are Ads by Word Surfer?
Word Surfer is a program that promises that it will enhance your browsing. It is supposed to do that by providing you with a translation, a thesaurus and a Wikipedia page whenever you highlight some word of phrase. This may seem very useful. However, this is not a program you want to have on your computer. It has been discovered that Word Surfer is a clone of the programs WordShark and WordAnchor. These have been categorized as potentially unwanted programs. Of course, the same goes for Word Surfer. This is because the application is actually adware, and will not be of any use at all. What is more, it may even expose your system to virtual threats. This is why it is best to remove Word Surfer at once.
Where Did Ads by Word Surfer Come from?
There is an official website for Word Surfer. However, there is no download link on it. Still, this does not mean that Word Surfer cannot find a way onto your computer. This is done with the use of bundled downloads. Word Surfer is attached to installers of numerous free applications. This way it can enter systems surreptitiously. If you are not careful while installing freeware, it is almost certain that you will get some unwanted application or applications on your computer. To prevent this, we recommend reading carefully through all the information presented in the installation wizard, as well as opting for the Custom/Advanced installation option. This way, you will be able to decline the additional programs.
What Do Ads by Word Surfer Do?
Once installed, Word Surfer will start presenting advertisements to users. This will happen regardless of whether they are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. The ads will be labeled as “Ads by Word Surfer.” They will present various promotions and deals. What is more, it is very likely that the offers will be related to your browsing. Word Surfer is an adware program and as such it can collect data on your browsing.
Why Are Ads by Word Surfer Dangerous?
We do not recommend having Ads by Word Surfer on your computer as they can lead to security issues. Some of the Ads by Word Surfer can actually be misleading. What is more, these ads can lead to unreliable and malicious websites. These can present various risks for you and your system. Some of the presented websites may try to perform phishing scams, while others will try to infect your system and steal all of your personal and financial data. Because of these risks, we recommend removing Word Surfer from your computer immediately.
How to Remove Ads by Word Surfer?
All it takes to get rid of Ads by Word Surfer is to uninstall the program that generates them. Go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find Word Surfer, and uninstall it. You should keep in mind, however, that there may be more unwanted programs on your computer. Not to mention that there may also be some malware that has managed to enter it thanks to Ads by Word Surfer. To protect your computer, it is best to have a powerful antimalware tool on your computer. This will not only get rid of all unwanted software, but it will make sure that the system is safe from unwanted program in the future.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter