Do you know what Surftastic Ads are?
Surftastic Ads are commercial pop-up advertisements that appear on your computer when you have Surftastic adware application installed. The presence of these pop-up ads on your browser also means that you most likely have other potentially unwanted applications in your system. Whichever way it might be, the bottom line is that you are strongly recommended to remove Surftastic Ads from your computer, as an extended exposure to third party content might lead to undesirable consequences.
One might think that, Surftastic Ads are displayed by a genuine program that can be easily downloaded at surftastic.net. Unfortunately, it is exactly as in the case of Maucampo, Cling Clang, BizzyBolt and other similar applications – the official website does not have a download link. Were you to click the download button you would be redirected to a blank page. Thus, it is possible to infer that rather than being distributed out “in the open”, Surftastic Ads usually get bundled with various freeware applications that are available for download at third party websites.
Usually, when you install new software on your computer, you are allowed to customize the installation, adding additional functions and leaving out the aspects of the program you neither need nor want. However, if you go through the installation automatically, and the program in question is going to be bundled with Surftastic Ads, then you most likely will install the adware on your PC as well.
Although adware is not extremely malicious, and as far as Surftastic Ads are concerned, the pop-ups are more annoying than dangerous, but nevertheless, you cannot ignore this potentially unwanted application. Surftastic Ads can be easily exploited by cyber criminals for malware distribution. It can also collect personally non-identifiable data for marketing purposes. So if you want to keep your system and your information safe, it would be for the best to remove Surftastic Ads right now.
After manual removal, you should also run a full system scan with reliable computer security application, just to make sure that your computer is absolutely safe.
How to remove Surftastic Ads
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears, click Settings and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Surftastic.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Surftastic.
- Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
- Click Control Panel and select Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall Surftastic.
In non-techie terms:
Surftastic Ads is another name for Surftastic Adware application that may expose you to a number of potential computer security threats. Users are highly advised to remove Surftastic Ads from their computers to avoid any potential complications.