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How to remove SurferBar

What is SurferBar?
Surferbar is an Internet Explorer toolbar that might be associated with a new version of a trojan horse program called AFlooder. It appears to be an ActiveX drive-by download.

The SurferBar is also known as AdPlus/AdBar, it sets your homepage to their website along with displaying popup ads.

Follow these steps in removing the Surferbar toolbar. To complete these steps you may have to Start in Safe Mode, however by terminating the running program you should be able to complete the steps normally.

1) Terminate the running program

Open the Windows Task Manager by either pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL or Right-Clicking on the Taskbar

Locate the following program, click on it and End Task or End Process

wins32.exe (2nd variation)

Close Task Manager

2) Remove the Registry entries

    * Click on Start, Run, Regedit
    * In the left panel go to


In the right panel, right-click and delete the following entry

c:\program files\winsrv32.exe
c:\program files\wins32.exe

Close the Registry Editor

3) Delete the infected files (for Windows ME and XP remember to turn off System Restore before searching for and deleting these files to remove infected backed up files as well).

* Click Start, point to Find or Search, and then click Files or Folders.
* Make sure that "Look in" is set to (C:\WINDOWS).
* In the "Named" or "Search for..." box, type, or copy and paste, the file names:
win32.dll (in the Program Files directory)
winsrv32.exe (in the Program Files directory)
drg.exe (in the root directory)


win32.dll (in the Program Files directory)
wins32.exe (in the Program Files directory)
sfbar.exe (in the root directory)
* Click Find Now or Search Now.
* Delete the displayed files.

4) Change your default Internet home page in Internet Explorer:

* Open Internet Explorer
* Click on Tools
* Click on Internet Options
* Click in the Homepage section and reset your homepage to whatever page you would like
* Click OK

5) Open Regedit and search for registry keys containing "surferbar", "adplus", and "adbar", and delete these keys.

This should remove SurferBar from your computer.


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