What is Esurf.biz

Esurf.biz belongs to the category of browser hijackers. There are several levels of infection. First one is simple: Esurf.biz was just set to be default search and homepage in browsers. Second case can be fixed only by experienced user. Esurf.biz can hijack shortcuts, replace all the browser settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It also may install protection module to prevent this changes from being reverted by user. Search results of this page are redirected to search.smartshopping.com search engine. This is untrusted search engine. We strongly advise you to remove Esurf.biz and reset your browsers. This page contains user guide on how to do this.

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How Esurf.biz infected your PC

Esurf.biz intrusion method is simple. Users usually rushing through the process of installing various programs. Free programs usually come bundled with adware and browser hijackers like Esurf.biz. They may put special condition in terms of use that users should agree to set Esurf.biz as default search and homepage. Or they can show offer to install Esurf.biz and related applications. Unless user decline such offers Esurf.biz will be installed in a stealth mode. To avoid this use SpyHunter 5 that have active shield against adware and browser hijackers. It also has comprehensive database of threats and can remove Esurf.biz automatically.

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Remove Esurf.biz manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Esurf.biz removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Esurf.biz installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Esurf.biz from Control Panel

To start removing Esurf.biz you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Hao123-Client” or just “Esurf.biz”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of Esurf.biz hijacker are protected by program called Esurf.biz. You can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Esurf.biz from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Esurf.biz or search for other suspicious entries.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Esurf.biz from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Esurf.biz or search for other suspicious entries and click Uninstall.

Remove Esurf.biz from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Esurf.biz or search for other suspicious entries, click Uninstall.

Remove Esurf.biz from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Esurf.biz from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Esurf.biz or search for other suspicious entries in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Esurf.biz or search for other suspicious entries in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Esurf.biz

In some cases Esurf.biz won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Esurf.biz. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Esurf.biz folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Esurf.biz in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Esurf.biz or search for other suspicious entries

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Esurf.biz from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Esurf.biz related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Esurf.biz from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Esurf.biz, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Esurf.biz.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Esurf.biz does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Esurf.biz extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Esurf.biz installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Esurf.biz may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Esurf.biz.

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