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Should I remove COMODO SafeSurf?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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VersionDistribution 37.50% 62.50%

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What is COMODO SafeSurf?  (from COMODO)

The Comodo SafeSurf Toolbar protects against data theft, computer crashes and system damage by preventing most types of Buffer Overflow attacks. This type of attack occurs when a malicious program or script deliberately sends more data to a target applications memory buffer than the buffer can handle - which can be exp...  Read more


COMODO SafeSurf is a program developed by COMODO. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is cssurf.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,048,232 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 89% of users of COMODO SafeSurf come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comodo\safesurf
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Comodo\SafeSurf\cssconfg.exe -u
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by COMODO SafeSurf

Program executable:cssurf.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\comodo\safesurf\cssurf.exe
Additional files:
  • cssconfg.exe - COMODO SafeSurf Installer
  • cssupdat.exe - COMODO SafeSurf

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • cssurf.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO SafeSurf' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\SafeSurf\cssurf.exe" -s.

How do I remove COMODO SafeSurf?

You can uninstall COMODO SafeSurf 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program COMODO SafeSurf, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 COMODO SafeSurf.
  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 Vista (SP2) 38%
Win Vista 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows XP 37.50%
Windows Server 2003 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 57.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Netherlands 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 14.29%
Medion 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW235J 20.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 20.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H 20.00%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 20.00%


Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com

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Tim (Expert)over a year ago
If you have a Comodo security product installed, then you may also have installed their 'SafeSurf Toolbar'.