Do not click on Surfshield Ads if they appear on the websites you browse. These advertisements may present seemingly authentic offers that actually hide links to sites you do not want visiting. Some of these sites may offer useless deals or represent untrustworthy shopping options, and others could send you straight to sites controlled by schemers. Needless to say, your virtual security could be jeopardized if you clicked on the wrong ads, and this is why you need to consider having advertisement-supported software removed from the operating system. If you remove adware successfully, you will have Surfshield Ads deleted as well, and this is what you must strive for.
You must not mistake Surfshield published by Holdsmart Technology Ltd with a legitimate application known for the same name. This program is offered at thesurfshield.com/app/icwelcome.asp, and the unreliable advert-supported application we recommend having removed is promoted at surfshield.org. According to the research our malware experts have conducted, Surfshield Ads show up just like ads linked to the adware from the Lyrics family (e.g., Betteronlinedeals, BuzzSurfing). You should delete adware and should not click on the presented ads because they may open up security backdoors and may present links to unreliable sites. Needless to say, this activity is highly disturbing considering that Surfshield is meant to protect your virtual security, not endanger it further.
Even though Surfshield Ads usually show up after computer users accidentally install the program bundled with other applications that may require removal, some may be aware of the official website surfshield.org. Here the app is represented as a free browser security service which supposedly blocks access to unreliable sites and keeps potentially unwanted programs (PUP) away. Needless to say, if Surfshield Ads appear out of nowhere, it is most likely that you have installed adware with PUPs that you will need to remove. What is more, even more PUPs could be offered to you if you download software promoted by Surfshield Ads.
It is obvious that you should remove Surfshield Ads, and the first step towards success is the termination of running processes (e.g., UpdateService.exe). If you end all unreliable processes, you must uninstall Surfshield from the PC using the manual removal guides below, and to complete the task you must delete leftover files, if they exist. Needless to say, you must research and delete all other unreliable programs running on the PC as well. Note that all of these tasks can be performed by automatic malware removal tools which could ensure further system’s protection as well. These tools are recommended by our researchers.
Delete from Windows 8:
Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7:
Delete from Windows XP: