What Are Word Surfer Ads?
One day you might be browsing the web and see that pop-up and banner ads labeled as “Ads by Word Surfer” start appearing. Well, this means that the adware called Word Surfer has been installed on your computer. This program can produce advertisements regardless if you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome to browse the web. Although the program claims that it will help you save time while browsing, it is not useful at all. Its only purpose is to present advertisements to users. Since the program is not of any benefit for you, we recommend removing it at once.
How Did Word Surfer Ads Get on My PC?
Word Surfer is an adware program after all. One of their prime tactics for entering computers unnoticed is through bundling. In other words, the adware is attached to freeware installers. If while installing the freeware you select the recommended installation option or just clicking the Next button, you will inadvertently install the adware, as well. This is why you must be very careful while installing free programs if you do not want any additional applications to be installed on your computer.
Are Word Surfer Ads Harmful?
After the adware is installed, it will start presenting ads in all kinds of formats. The ads will offer discounts and deals for the most part. They can even be related to your browsing. Word Surfer is able to access any information that regards your browsing, including history, search queries, IP address, data stored on cookies, etc. This is how it shows targeted ads. What is more, it can disclose said information to third parties. This way they also find out what users are interested in.
The real danger stems from the fact that Word Surfer does not inspect the websites that it promotes. In other words, they can be managed by cyber criminals and try to infect you with malware. There is no way to tell that by the ads themselves. So you can click on some ad offering you some discount and be taken to a harmful web page, where your system will instantly become a target for attacks. Due to the fact that Word Surfer can only be annoying and expose your system to various virtual threats, it is best to remove it from your computer as soon as possible.
How to Remove Word Surfer Ads
Because Word Surfer Ads and the application that produces them are not malicious themselves, removing them is not that difficult. You can do it manually. All you need to do is go to Control Panel and then open up the list of programs on your PC. Then, find Word Surfer and uninstall it. This should do the trick. However, there might be more adware programs on your computer since you were careless enough to let Word Surfer on your PC. Even worse, some malware may have infiltrated it. This will require you to act quickly. As malware removal is not for layman users, it is strongly recommended that you use powerful security software to clean your PC. By having an antimalware program running on your PC you can be sure that no intruders will manage to infiltrate 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