How To: Remove SurfAssistant Toolbar

Applies to: Microsoft Internet Explorer (any version)

Symptoms

An unwanted toolbar appears in Microsoft Internet Explorer. It slows the performance of your browser.

Cause

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:

Solution

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.