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Surfing Safeguard

What is Surfing Safeguard?

Surfing Safeguard (by 50 on Red) is an ad-supported browser extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions including those based on the the content of any web page the user is visiting, plug-ins, add-ons, or the web browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying advertisements.

From the EULA: "The Software is a free, ad-supported program designed to block malicious websites. It operates by installing a background program that acts as a protective layer between programs on your computer and the Internet (the technical term is a proxy server). The Software then changes your computer’s network settings to ensure that the Software can detect and block malicious sites (the specific settings we change are the LAN or proxy settings; this also enables the Software to deliver the advertisements)."

Surfing Safeguard displays several types of advertising, including but not limited to:
- Sponsored links
- Video targeted ads (which are displayed when you view a video).
- Display advertisements, such as banner ads, popups and interstitial ads
- Offers to download and install other applications (software bundles)
- Coupons

About  (from Gratifying Apps)

It may only take one click to infect your computer. Surfing Safeguard alerts you when it recognizes malicious websites, minimizing your risk of downloading harmful viruses and malware so you can navigate the web more safely and confidently. The Software is meant to be helpful, but there are some features we want you to...  Read more
Surfing Safeguard has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Surfing Safeguard.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.surfingsafeguard.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Surfing Safeguard
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Surfing Safeguard\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Surfing Safeguard

Program executable:SoftwareDetector.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Surfing Safeguard\SoftwareDetector.exe
Additional files:
  • repair_data.json
  • uninstall.exe
  • chrome_gp_update.js
  • chrome_installer.js
  • chrome_workaround.js
  • clear_cache.js
  • common.js
  • firefox_installer.js
  • gpedit.exe
  • ie_installer.js
  • installer.js
  • main_installer.js
  • migrate.js
  • projectInstaller.js
  • repair.js
  • SoftwareDetector.exe
  • sqlite3.exe
  • storageedit.exe

How do I remove Surfing Safeguard?

Quickly and completely remove Surfing Safeguard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Surfing Safeguard 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 Surfing Safeguard, 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 Surfing Safeguard.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 8 71%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 71.43%
Windows 7 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8.1 Connected 28.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Belgium 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Toshiba 14.29%
Samsung 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 42.86%
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 14.29%
ASUSTeK K53U 14.29%
Acer Aspire XC-603G 14.29%


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