Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,086 Last Update:March 16, 12:51


A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

Name of the product is Exterminate it. Worked pretty well.




How to Remove SurfAndKeep from Your Computer

To completely purge SurfAndKeep from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with SurfAndKeep. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the SurfAndKeep files and folders, see the following section How to Delete SurfAndKeep Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).

How to Delete SurfAndKeep Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with SurfAndKeep are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the SurfAndKeep files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\suRf and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\ssurf AAnod keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf aund keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suruf anud kueep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrf Anda keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sourF andu ekeepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sURf aond keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrf. aand keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surrf and keePP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Surf and keuep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surF aaandd keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surff and. keepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surF ando keEP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and okeeeip
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surfi and, Keepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surF and keepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sourf and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\ssuRf and kEep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf and kEeP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf! and okeeap
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurf and kEep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suirf ANNd keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf ANde keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurF and KEeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surF aand keEp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRF ianud keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurrf! and keEp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Surf andu kkeepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\saurF aondo Kueep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and! keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surrf aNed keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf andd akeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surfo aand keEp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\souurf and keEp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sureF andu keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and ikeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrf aNd keeap
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf aNd ekeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Surf and kEEepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrFF uaNd keepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\ssurf anD kEeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surrff and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRF and keaep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and kkeeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suirf Andi KeEup
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrf andi keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurrf uand keoeeP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and ekEepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf aundu keeup
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf aNd KKEep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrff and keiep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf! aind, keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and keeop
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\saurrf auNdi keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrF ando keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf annd akeoeaP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surF ANdd kieep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurf and! keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf oand keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\ssurf anD kkeeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Surf annd keeP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrof and keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRff aanD keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SURf. annd Keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf anud keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and, keepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf And kkeeup
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRRf and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf andd keueP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surff and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\ssurf aond kEep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf aaNDo keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf Andd Keeop
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf andd keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf Andu keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurafa! aND keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suruff aanuD. keeeP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SuUrfi and kEaep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surFo and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SSuarf andd keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf aNd kkeeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf and keeeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf and. keepp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suraf and keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUUrf and koeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Surfa anudu kEep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf anud keEEp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suurrf and keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRf Anad keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\saurf aaND keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Suref aaNd keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and ukeeP
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sUrf andd keeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf eAnd kkeep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf. aNdd kEep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surof and Keep
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf and keepa
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suRRf and keeap
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\surf. and keep


These are programs that are being installed on the system often without a user's knowledge or approval.

Be Aware of the Following PUA Threats:

MyStartTB, ExpressDownloader, Boost, Vosteran, LuckSearches.

How Did My PC Get Infected with SurfAndKeep?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with SurfAndKeep:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like SurfAndKeep. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like SurfAndKeep.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including SurfAndKeep, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting SurfAndKeep^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with SurfAndKeep:

PC is working very slowly

SurfAndKeep can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with SurfAndKeep.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

SurfAndKeep can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. SurfAndKeep may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

SurfAndKeep may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

SurfAndKeep may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.