Title: Surf Canyon
Type: Adware
Also known as: search.surfcanyon.com

Remove Surf Canyon
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Surf Canyon severity is 9  (9 / 100)

Surf Canyon is a misleading search engine, which, instead of helping people make their searching more productive, displays unfair search results, initiates browser's redirections and causes other problems. As soon as this program enters computer, it affects all Internet browsers that are installed on the system: it may alter start page, change your default search engine and initiate other changes. After that, you may notice search.surfcanyon.com search engine on your computer. Besides, you may also notice "Surf Canyon Recommended", “Fast Search by Surf Canyon, Inc.” and similar notifications. No matter that this search engine looks trustworthy, we don't recommend trusting its search results because in most of the cases they promote related websites that pay for its developers. If you noticed that your favorite browser was affected by Surf Canyon, you should check your PC with updated anti-spyware without any delay.


Surf Canyon is mostly distributed in a bundle with freeware and shareware. As a rule, it comes together with another adware, which is called Fast Search. You can avoid these programs by paying more attention to installation process of the freeware and unchecking the check box that agrees to download Surf Canyon or Fast Search on the system. Beware that there are hundreds of other potentially unwanted applications that are spread using the same method, which is mostly called as 'bundling'. If you missed this check mark and allowed Surf Canyon's installation, you should never make peace with it because soon you may notice annoying redirections on your computer and other problems. In order to avoid them, we recommend eliminating Surf Canyon and Fast Search from the system.

HOW TO REMOVE Surf Canyon?

If your browser redirects you to search.surfcanyon.com, you should check your PC for Suft Canyon. First of all, scan your machine with one of these programs: STOPzilla, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

Once you finish a scan and remove malicious files, follow these steps:

  • Remove Surf Canyon from Add/Remove Programs. For that:
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Fast Search, Surf Canyon and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

After that, fix each of your browsers with a help of these steps:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall Fast Search, Surf Canyon and any other unknown extension.
  2. Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find Fast Search, Surf Canyon and other entries that are unknown for you, and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions', find Fast Search, Surf Canyon and other unknown extensions, and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
  2. Now click 'Settings' -> 'Manage search engines' and change your default search engine.

Automatic Surf Canyon removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Surf Canyon. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Surf Canyon using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Geolocation of Surf Canyon:

This map reveals the prevalence of Surf Canyon. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for Surf Canyon removal instructions:

Surf Canyon qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Surf Canyon are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Surf Canyon right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-11-28 06:24:16
Information updated: 2013-11-28 06:24:16

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