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Should I remove Surftastic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,074
United States Rank #18,406
Reach 0.0603%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.15 days
210.88 days >
Average installed length: 110.80 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.04.30.224158 0.42%
2014.04.30.224133 0.42%
2014.04.30.004244 0.69%
2014.04.30.000003 0.28%
2014.04.29.145350 0.28%
2014.04.29.105348 0.14%
2014.04.29.025345 0.14%
2014.04.29.001817 0.28%
2014.04.28.173324 0.14%
2014.04.28.093321 0.14%
2014.04.27.173315 0.14%
2014.04.27.133313 0.42%
2014.04.27.093312 0.14%
2014.04.27.053311 0.14%
2014.04.27.020709 0.42%
2014.04.26.213311 0.28%
2014.04.26.133306 0.14%
2014.04.26.053301 0.14%
2014.04.26.013259 0.14%
2014.04.25.173256 0.28%
2014.04.25.093253 0.28%
2014.04.24.213249 0.14%
2014.04.24.133250 0.14%
2014.04.24.093246 0.42%
2014.04.24.053244 0.28%
2014.04.24.013243 0.28%
2014.04.24.010323 0.56%
2014.04.23.134325 0.14%
2014.04.23.094324 0.28%
2014.04.22.235018 0.42%
2014.04.22.214319 0.28%
2014.04.22.174317 0.14%
2014.04.22.062503 0.14%
2014.04.21.235425 0.28%
2014.04.21.222501 0.14%
2014.04.21.193929 0.28%
2014.04.21.153928 0.14%
2014.04.21.113928 0.69%
2014.04.21.073927 0.14%
2014.04.20.193926 0.28%
2014.04.20.153926 0.42%
2014.04.20.113925 0.14%
2014.04.19.233924 0.28%
2014.04.19.193923 0.14%
2014.04.19.153923 0.28%
2014.04.19.113922 0.42%
2014.04.19.073922 0.14%
2014.04.18.235112 0.42%
2014.04.18.233921 0.14%
2014.04.18.193920 0.28%
2014.04.18.153920 0.14%
121 versions

Surftastic

What is Surftastic?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

During the install process, you will be given an option to allow the extension to become your default search engine and/or your default home page. If you consent to make it your home page, it will become your default home page that will appear each time you open your Internet browser. If you consent to make this your...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Surftastic.
SurftasticBHO.dll (2a8635b0d2b10a4c99dd2d1253dcd98e) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17856 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.063 Trojan.BPlug.17
ESET-NOD32 8.9481 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4224 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.05 PUP.Optional.Surftastic.A
McAfee 5600.7202 Artemis!2A8635B0D2B1
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7202 Artemis!2A8635B0D2B1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58101 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OA
VIPRE Antivirus 26906 Adware.Agent
updateSurftastic.exe (030aa8f5a3d20d8defe3f2b301b90d5b) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.08.00 PUP/Win32.SwiftBrowse
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-DA [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.BRCN
Avira 7.11.183.186 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20024 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10690 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13943 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13943 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Surftastic.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DN
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BROWSEF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BROWSEF
VIPRE Antivirus 34616 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 36 all detections
Surftastic 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: Surftastic
URL: surftastic.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Surftastic
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Surftastic\Surftasticuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Surftastic

Program module:SurftasticBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Surftastic
Path:C:\Program Files\Surftastic\SurftasticBHO.dll
MD5:2a8635b0d2b10a4c99dd2d1253dcd98e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SurftasticBHO.dll - Surftastic
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • SurftasticUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateSurftastic.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SurftasticBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Surftastic 1.0.0.4' with the class of {c6673938-a52b-4dc6-af05-783e7e2c8b65}.
3 Services
  • updateSurftastic.exe runs as a service named 'Update Surftastic' (Update Surftastic).
  • updateSurftastic(76).exe runs as a service named 'Update Surftastic' (Update Surftastic).
  • updateSurftastic(106).exe runs as a service named 'Update Surftastic' (Update Surftastic).

How do I remove Surftastic?

Quickly and completely remove Surftastic 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 Surftastic 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 Surftastic, 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 Surftastic.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Surftastic you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.25%
Windows 8 29.72%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows Vista 2.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.70%
Windows 8.1 6.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 11.43%
  MA 5.71%
  Iran 4.13%
  India 4.13%
  Egypt 3.81%
  DZ 3.49%
  IQ 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Indonesia 3.17%
  Saudi Arabia 2.86%
  Turkey 2.54%
  Malaysia 2.06%
  Romania 2.06%
  Hungary 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.07%
Acer 20.79%
Dell 16.63%
ASUS 9.15%
Toshiba 8.11%
GIGABYTE 5.20%
Lenovo 4.37%
Samsung 2.91%
Sahara 2.49%
Intel 1.66%
American Megatrends 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.95%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.95%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.95%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.11%

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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