How To: Remove SurfAssistant Toolbar
Applies to: Microsoft Internet Explorer (any version)
An unwanted toolbar appears in Microsoft Internet Explorer. It slows the performance of your browser.
SurfAssistant is a toolbar that installs in Microsoft Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). The SurfAssistant toolbar is dangerous malware / spyware, that is capable of any of the following:
- Logging keystrokes to steal password information for secure websites.
- Tracking your internet activity and passing this information to another site.
- Replacing ads in pages that you are viewing with other ads.
As with many spyware applications, there are many components to this malware, and manual removal is difficult. Because many variants of the malware appear over time, the exact removal method may vary from one infestation to another.
To automatically remove SurfAssistant Toolbar and clean your computer of all other spyware, use a reliable anti-spyware product like Spyware Doctor.