What is safesurf.exe?

The genuine safesurf.exe file is a software component of SafeSurf by JetSwap.
From a user perspective SafeSurfing is a spyware parasite used to monitor web browsing habits. JetSwap's view is it promotes a company through the use of banners and advertisements on surfing pages and promotes an organisation through the use of purchased referrals. All this is achieved by site impressions a special program that uses the Firefox browser.

SafeSurf stands for SafeSurfing

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the safesurf.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Safesurf.exe file information

The process known as SafeSurf belongs to software SafeSurf by JetSwap.

Description: Safesurf.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file safesurf.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 165,888 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 485,376 bytes, 211,968 bytes or 472,576 bytes. 
The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as safesurf.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Artemis!A11CF8F05657 (detected by McAfee), and not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Surfer.y (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the safesurf.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SafeSurf has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving safesurf issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with safesurf. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the safesurf.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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