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Should I remove Nano Surfer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
United States Rank #40,918
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.75 days
81.06 days >
Average installed length: 42.59 days


2015.04.21.135126 5.56%
2015.04.18.164914 5.56%
2015.04.07.202236 5.56%
2015.04.06.192234 5.56%
2015.04.04.222235 5.56%
2015.04.02.202355 5.56%
2015.04.01.032310 5.56%
2015.03.27.140508 5.56%
2015.03.27.000535 5.56%
2015.03.14.010521 5.56%
2015.03.13.150524 5.56%
2015.03.10.020514 11.11%
2015.03.08.050504 5.56%
2015.03.05.190423 5.56%
2015.03.05.140423 5.56%
2015.02.24.110305 5.56%
2015.02.19.162458 5.56%

Nano Surfer

What is Nano Surfer?

Nano Surfer is an adware browser plugin that displays unwanted ads, software for PUPs and other offers. Once installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.


The most common release is 2015.03.10.020514, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named NanoSurferbho.dll. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 2.72 MB (2,848,390 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
Nano Surfer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Nano Surfer
URL: nanosurfer.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nano Surfer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Nano Surfer\NanoSurferuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nano Surfer

Program module:NanoSurferbho.dll
Name:Nano Surfer
Path:C:\Program Files\Nano Surfer\NanoSurferbho.dll
Additional files:
  • NanoSurferbho.dll - Nano Surfer
  • NanoSurferUn.exe
  • NanoSurferUninstall.exe
  • updateNanoSurfer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • NanoSurferbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Nano Surfer' with the class of {67c64eff-a47c-4d2a-8944-78e5f9a500d2}.
  • updateNanoSurfer.exe runs as a service named 'Update Nano Surfer' (Update Nano Surfer).

How do I remove Nano Surfer?

Quickly and completely remove Nano Surfer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Nano Surfer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Nano Surfer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Nano Surfer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Nano Surfer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 8 78%
Win 7 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 77.78%
Windows 7 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 44.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Connected 11.11%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Ireland 5.71%
  Norway 5.71%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Israel 2.86%
  Australia 2.86%
  Mexico 2.86%
  Greece 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Lenovo 17.65%
Sony 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Acer 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 19-2113w 11.76%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 11.76%
Notebook W350SKQ/W3... 5.88%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 5.88%
Gigabyte B85M-HD3 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 5.88%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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