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 485,376 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 165,888 bytes, 211,968 bytes or 472,576 bytes. 
The safesurf.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% 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 Application.Generic.1222612 or Application.Generic.1584024 (detected by BitDefender), and Application.Generic.1222612 or Application.Generic.1584024 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the safesurf.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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