The primary purpose of Surf Canyon is to make money from victims. Surf Canyon is compatible with almost all browsers ( Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc), once getting into the target PC, Surf Canyon may change the homepage and default search engines immediately without computer users' consent. After that fake search results may be provided and people are frequently redirected to unsafe websites against their will.
Surf Canyon is hard to remove:
I get a surf canyon window popping up on my desktop. I checked in my control panel's program and features and it doesn't appear there. I checked in firefox, tools, add ons and it appears but it is disabled. There is no option to "remove" it as there are for other add ons. And, even though it shows as disabled, the window keeps popping up. How do I get rid of this?
Solution one:Technical Details for Removing Surf Canyon Manually
Random.exeStep 2: Remove any programs related to Surf Canyon from Control Panel.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
3. Remove any suspicious progarams.
1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Uninstall any suspicious progarams.
1. Press Win+R.
2. Type in control panel and click OK.
3. Select Uninstall a program. 4. Remove the any suspicious progarams..
Step 3: Remove harmful extensions added by Surf Canyon from your browsers
1. Launch IE and tap Alt+T.
2. Once you see Tools menu, go to Manage Add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Now select the add-on you want to remove (SurfCanyon) and select Disable.
1. Launch Mozilla and tap Ctrl+Shift+A at the same time. You should see Add-ons Manager there.
2. Go to Extensions, look for the Surf Canyon and related items and remove them.
1. Launch Google Chrome and tap Alt+F
2. Once you start seeing the menu, select Tools -> Extensions.
3. Choose the add-on you want to delete and click on the trash icon.
Step 4: Let’s go to Registry Editor and delete the following entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "" = "%AppData%\.exe" HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\random.exe
If manual removal method is kinda difficult for you, you can follow the automatic removal guide as below to get rid of Surf Canyon permanently from your system.
Solution two: Automatically remove Surf Canyon easily with SpyHunter
Step one: Click the Download icon to download SpyHunter in your PC.
Step two: Install Spyhunter in your PC as follows.
Step three: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.
Step four: Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the threats on your PC.
Additional Guide: Improve your PC performance by uninstalling all the unnecessary programs
With Perfect Uninstaller, you can uninstall unneeded applications in your system easier and faster. The Standard Add /Remove Program often can't completely uninstall some applications and broken registry keys, unlike your own pc Add/Remove Program , Perfect Uninstall can't only uninstall the applications it selves, but also can clean the registry files they leave over, it will protect your PC from corrupted registry errors , improve your PC performance and speed !
Step 1. Clicking the icon as below.
Step 2. Finish the installation process.
In a few seconds you will see an alert box like the one in the figure below. Select "Run" to download and install Perfect Uninstaller. If you prefer you may save the Perfect Uninstaller setup file (PerfectUninstaller_Setup.exe) to your computer and install the software later by clicking on the 'Save' button.
Step 3. After the successful installation, you may be able to see all your installed programs details. Choose the one you want to uninstall and click “Next” to remove it completely and thoroughly.
Note: to enjoy an optimal online experience and protect your operating system, Surf Canyon should be removed without any hesitation. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in manually dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system permanently. If you are not very good at computer, you are recommended to download Spyhunter to automatically remove Surf Canyon from your PC. Also, all the potential threats in your system will be removed completely after the scan of Spyhunter.