What is Oursurfing.com

Oursurfing.com by SmartWave Technology Limited is browser hijacker that originates from China. It infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and overrides default search, homepage settings of all installed browsers to http://www.oursurfing.com. It modifies browsers shortcuts also. This creates problems, and some users cannot remove Oursurfing.com. Oursurfing.com uses Yahoo search engine, but you should not trust its results. Here is step-by-step removal guide for annoying Oursurfing.com page.

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How Oursurfing.com infected your PC

Oursurfing.com uses unethical distributing methods. It is bundled with freeware, and such free programs do not disclose terms of use or installation. They include adware or hijackers like Oursurfing.com in installation package as an option. As most of the users just click through all steps without reading Oursurfing.com infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and copies its files on users PCs. In addition, usual antivirus products does not react to such infection. Use SpyHunter 5 to remove Oursurfing.com and protect computer from future infections.

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To remove Oursurfing.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Oursurfing.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Oursurfing.com manually for free

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

Remove Oursurfing.com from Control Panel

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

Latest versions of Oursurfing.com hijacker are protected by program called XTab that is located in C:\Program Files\XTab. This program is not present in the list of installed programs, but you can uninstall it manually by going to this folder and running uninstall.exe file. Or you can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Oursurfing.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find oursurfing uninstall.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Oursurfing.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find oursurfing uninstall and click Uninstall.

Remove Oursurfing.com 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 oursurfing uninstall, click Uninstall.

Remove Oursurfing.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Oursurfing.com 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 oursurfing uninstall 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 oursurfing uninstall in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Oursurfing.com

In some cases Oursurfing.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Oursurfing. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Oursurfing 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 or uninstall Oursurfing.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 “oursurfing uninstall”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Oursurfing 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 Oursurfing 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 Oursurfing from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Oursurfing.com, 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 Oursurfing.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Oursurfing.com 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 Oursurfing.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Oursurfing.com 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.

Remove following files and folders

Oursurfing.com files:


Oursurfing.com folders:

C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\oursurfing

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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 Oursurfing.com 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 Oursurfing.com.

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