Guide to Remove Easily and Safely

“Hi, can you help me remove something call I am using windows XP system and thing thing appears on Firefox and Chrome. I have searched for some removal guides like videos, but I can not catch up with the speed for they are too fast and I need to back up all the time.”

Days ago I got an email from user who asked for help. She somehow got a program call on her computer and could not get rid of it after deleting several processes. Thus, I Google this site/application and found almost all the results are about how to remove it and the search results of :how to remove Oursurfing” up to 51.800 this time.

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So I am wandering how dangerous is this program so that there are tons of users have a great hatred. To make it clear, I spend about one week to gather information and make an detailed instruction about how to remove as well as several tips that can use for PC security. Then it is the original cause of this post. This article quests for the details of and analyzes the influence of it, after, at the end of this article, I have listed some useful tips. The entire article contains 4 parts, please read it seriously and carefully.

Brief Introduction about

First, let us take a look at the interface of homepage(, it looks nothing different from other legitimate search sites. There are many necessary objects listed, concluding search box, search types, “License”, :Privacy Policy: and the “about” page. All these indicate that this is a legitimate search site with related files.

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The :about” page shows details about this application/site that you can find the developers and some brief introduction about it. All things are good so far.

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After, let us come to the “License Agreement” page.

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Here, if we read the contents carefully, we will learn some essential details about that all the risks we get form this site are charged our own, to be more specific, that this application, a searching functional site, is not responsible for the search results it offers. Not matter what we get form it, we need to fully in charge. Here, I still convince myself that it is a common feature that most search sites have. Then I move on the “Privacy Policy” to check if there is any suspicious.

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From this page, potential threatens are slowly surfacing. Since most user do not read the privacy policy word by word, it is easy to miss the most crucial information that may out the infected computer in danger. According to the above underlined words we can clearly know that this application is able to collect our personal data once we use its service. For instance, it can gather IP address, referral data, browser and platform types, search terms and the visited sites as well. Although it does not exactly states the purpose of information collection, we still can analyze. Our personal details might be used to show more related contents (undoubtedly advertising contents) so as to make profits since it is free and its developers need to earn money form third parties. It has completely admitted that it tracks browsing movements which just someone spies on all browsing actions no matter what we are doing at the moment. As it claims, it cooperates with advertisers, so we can know that the search results it provided are based on its sponsors more all less.

To sum up, this is not a trustworthy site. It is not recommended to set it to be a homepage and search provider for there are many potential risks it will bring to the system.

Potential Risks and Troubles of Redirect Virus

-sensitive data might be recorded to make profits and display commercial search results

-the homepage and search engine will be changed without permission.

-additional files and folders will be dropped to the machine and even certain potential unwanted programs are installed at the same time.

-start up setting as well as system settings may be altered.

-search results are linked to advertising websites which are possible to include PC virus

Guide to Remove Easily and Safely

For those who have already taken this application inside, there are some removal guides to help remove from PCs. Both auto-fix method and manual removal method are listed below and both of them have been practiced previously. To be honest, the auto-fix method will be more effective and safer for inexperienced net users.

Auto-fix method:

Click to download professional removal tool.


Install SpyHunter and run it to scan the system

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Within minutes, it will remove all malicious files and program from PC.

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Manual removal:

Step One: To manually remove from PCs, we need to firstly delete its original program from system by opening control panel.

Open control panel, different OS has different steps.

Windows XP: Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs

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Windows 7:Start >Control Panel>Programs> Uninstall a program.

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Windows 8:Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen>Control Panel>Programs and Features.Locate its program and uninstall.

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Mac OSX:Finder>Applications>Applications>Trash >Empty Trash.


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Step Two: once the original program is removed from system, we need to forward to the infected browsers. We need to get rid of from web browser by deleting associated add-on/extension.


IE For IE users

A. Remove add-on from Internet Explorer

Open IE, click ie menu,select “Manage Add-ons”. Find all the suspicious add-ons (“IETabPage Class”), select them and click “Disable”.

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B. Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:

After, we should move on to fix Internet Explorer shortcut target for this redirect virus has changed the “Target” field.

First, locate the IE shortcut on your desktop. Right click it shortcut>choose “Properties”>move to “shortcut”.

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C. Reset Homepage and search engine

Once done, back to ie menuagain,then select Explorer options to reset homepage. Enter a favorite homepage (like to replace

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Back to click ie menu again, forward to “Manage Add-ons”>”Search Providers”, then set a default search provider like Google, then remove “oursurfing“.

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Optional method:

If still having troubles of removing, here are some optional steps to reset all Internet Explorer settings to default.

Note: such action will reset all the setting to default and all the information as user names and other pre-filled information in online forms will be deleted at once.

Windows XP: Start> Run>type inetcpl.cpl in the opened window>click the Advanced tab>click Reset.

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Windows Vista/Windows 7: Click the Windows logo>type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box>click enter>Advanced>Reset.

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Windows 8:Open Internet Explorer and click ie menu>Internet Options>Advanced

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chrome For Chrome Users

A.Remove associated extension from Google Chrome

Open Chrome, clickchrome menu >”Tools”>”Extensions”, select all malicious extensions and remove them.

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B. Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:

As I say,this redirect virus is able to modify the “Target” field of web browsers, it is not doubt that the Chrome can not escape from its modification. Thus, we need to fix it.

Locate the Chrome shortcut>right click over it>more to “Properties”

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When the window is opened, locate the Target field and delete all text (…), which is entered after “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”

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C. Reset homepage and search provider settings

Back to click Chrome menu iconchrome menu > “Settings”> “On startup” >”set pages”>X hxxp:// and then set a favorite homepage as

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After, back to chrome menu >”Settings”>”Search” >”Manage Search Engines…” remove “” and set a favorite search engine.

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Optional method:

If still having troubles of removing, here are some optional steps to reset all Google Chrome settings to default.

Note: such action will reset all the setting to default and all the information as user names and other pre-filled information in online forms will be deleted at once.

Click chrome menu>Tools>Extensions>Settings>Show advanced settings…>Reset browser settings

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Then all settings will back to original.


firefox For Firefox Users

A. Remove plugins/add-ons from Firefox

Run Firefox>select firefox menu> “Add-ons”>”Extensions”, then delete related plug-in

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B. Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:

Move to the shortcut of Firefox on the desktop firefox>click the right mouse button over it>move to “Properties”

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In the opened window, locate the Target field and delete all text (…), which is entered after “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”

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C. Reset homepage and search engine

Open Firefox>Click firefox menu>Options. Once the window is opened, remove and enter a new favorite homepage like

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Then, to reset a default search engine, type about:config in the URL address bar and press “enter”.Select “I’ll be careful, I promise!”, once forwarded, type: “” in the search filter at the top, right-click on the found preferences and select “Reset” to restore default values.

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Optional method:

If still having troubles of removing, here are some optional steps to reset the original settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox>click the Firefox menu firefox menu>click the Open Help Menu icon firefox question>select Troubleshooting Information>click the Reset Firefox button

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safariFor Safari Users

A. Remove extension from safari

Active safari>Safari menu>Preferences..

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In this window, select all suspicious extensions and click uninstall to remove all of them.

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B.Reset homepage and search engine from Safari

Back to the preferences window>select General tab>remove and enter a favorite homepage.

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Back to the preferences window>select Search tab>set a default search engine

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Clean all history from Safari

Active Safari>click Safari menu.>Clear History and Website Data…>all history>Clear History

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After remove this redirect virus,we should learn some tips about PC security to lower the risks while surfing online.

How to Lower Risks When Surfing the Internet?

-Use Windows Firewall


Most users do not get a exact definition about Windows Firewall even there are so many argues about its Wikipedia definition. However, there is no need to struggle with this issue but know about the usage of it better. Firewall is a basic defense of your network security. It is a network security system which insulates the internal and external networks. Windows Firewall can be defined as the first security defender to prevent internet attacks.


-Stop Unnecessary Downloads


Multiple so-called free downloads are utilized for adware program distribution especially drive-by downloads from untrustworthy websites. Numerous applets are deliver around the network by implanting on free applications. During the past decades, most emerging redirect viruses are found to be attached to other applications. Such unwanted program acts as an additional bundle. Any of potential threats relies on other downloads for they usually do not have other disseminate manner besides email attachments.



-Utilize Anti-Virus Program


An effective antivirus software helps detect and prevent malware attacks. Even the its protection is not perfect but it reduces the possibility of being infected. Also, it is the best solution to get rid of spyware, malware and adware. For a long time most users do not emphasis the importance of antivirus program for they believe the security of network. As a matter of fact, auto-fix or security software seems to be the most effective program which can fight against hackers.





The following video offers a complete guide for redirect virus removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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