What is Ultra Surf

Ultra Surf is an unwanted browser extension that alters your settings to display new changes. Users may find it also named as UltraSurf Security, Privacy & Unblock VPN around the list of browser add-ons. Many users struggle to remove Ultra Surf single-handedly. The extension is often supported by rogue software installed on your system, which makes its removal quite tricky. By doing so, developers make sure users are unable to perform the entire deletion using traditional ways. As a result, many give up allowing Ultra Surf to run in a browser for some period of time. If you spotted your browser to cause unexpected redirects or suspicious ads along with interface changes, it is important to scan both system and browser for unwanted presence. Many unwanted add-ons may provoke identify threats by recording personal data entered during the browsing session. To make sure such extensions are removed correctly, follow our instructions below.

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How Ultra Surf infected your computer

Unwanted add-ons like Ultra Surf are likely to be installed via other programs. The list usually ranges within pirated, cracked, freeware software bundled in repacks on third-party pages. Most people download them intentionally, to bypass paying for licensed software. Because such set-ups are totally free, developers have to earn money by inserting promotional offers. This technique has been used by legitimate companies to distribute less popular products, however, many cybercriminals copied the method for unpleasant goals as well. Normally, additional offers are masked under “Advanced” or “Custom” sections. Sometimes they are included in “Recommended” types of installation offered at the beginning of setups. If you download free software from third-party resources, there is always a risk to catch something unwanted. This is why it is advised to find additional offers and deselect them, if possible. Below, you will learn a number of tips designed to help you protect your PC against such threats in the future.

  1. Download Ultra Surf Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Ultra Surf from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Ultra Surf extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Ultra Surf search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Ultra Surf

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Ultra Surf completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Ultra Surf and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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To remove Ultra Surf completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Ultra Surf and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Ultra Surf manually for free

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

Remove Ultra Surf from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Ultra Surf you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Ultra Surf”, “UltraSurf”. 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, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove Ultra Surf from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Ultra Surf might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Ultra Surf from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Ultra Surf from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Ultra Surf or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Ultra Surf from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Ultra Surf or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Ultra Surf 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 Ultra Surf or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Ultra Surf from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Ultra Surf 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 Ultra Surf or other recently installed suspicious program 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 Ultra Surf or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Ultra Surf

In some cases, Ultra Surf won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Ultra Surf. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Ultra Surf folder and files. This happens because the 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 Ultra Surf 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 Ultra Surf or other recently installed suspicious program

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

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Ultra Surf using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Ultra Surf. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Ultra Surf from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Ultra Surf.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Ultra Surf from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Ultra Surf related extensions from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Ultra Surf extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Ultra Surf extension.
  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 Ultra Surf 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 Ultra Surf from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Ultra Surf, 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 or Ultra Surf extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

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

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:


C:\Program Files\UltraSurf
UltraSurf.exe

Registry keys


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UltraSurf

How to block ads and pop-ups from Ultra Surf

Ultra Surf push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Ultra Surf” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Ultra Surf, 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 the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Ultra Surf.

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