Effectively Delete Esurf.biz Browser Hijacker from Chrome/Firefox/IE


Whenever I start the Chrome browser, it opens to esurf.biz instead of google.com which is set as my homepage. Once I go to another site, the homepage button does bring up google. The browser was also popping up false virus warnings. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Details of Esurf.biz and Problems by Esurf.biz

Esurf.biz is a questionable site that usually appears as a pop-up window on many kinds of internet browsers. It is a troublesome browser hijacker that has been detested and rejected by many computer users due to the problems it brings to your computer. Here is a screenshot of esurf.biz browser hijacker.


Esurf.biz is often promoted via free downloads. Therefore, you should be cautious with software especially freeware or shareware you download to your computer. Commonly, if you do want the software, you’d better choose “Advanced” or “Custom” option to install it. Once installed, esurf.biz browser hijacker will bring you troubles like these.

  • It will change your browser homepage and modify your search engine;
  • It will add suspected extensions/add-ons to your web browsers and collect your browsing data;
  • It will trigger a lot of pop-up ads (such as false virus warnings) to interrupt your online activity;
  • It will come with some other potentially unwanted programs which will slow your computer.

Therefore, it is annoying to have this browser hijacker in your computer. You should remove it in time to avoid further damages.

Effective Guide to Remove Esurf.biz Browser Hijacker

If you want to completely remove Esurf.biz browser hijacker and bring your computer back to normal, you can refer to the effective guide in the following passage.

Want to remove Esurf.biz and the associated infections quickly and safely?

Please use the updated SpyHunter Anti-Malware SoftWare.

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Guide 1: Manually Remove Esurf.biz Browser Hijacker

Step 1. Uninstall unwanted programs and adware from Control Panel.

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel


2. Locate Uninstall a program from the jump-out window and go to the list of programs you have.


3. Highlight the program you want to remove, and then Uninstall or right click the program to select Uninstall.


Step 2. Remove Esurf.biz from Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons


2. Disable the items which are related to Esurf.biz

3. Back to IE Tools, and navigate to Internet Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page and click ‘Delete…’ to delete Browsing History (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

general opt delete cookies

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to Firefox’s Tools, and then select Add-ons


2. Look through the items under Extensions and Plugins, and remove those associated with Esurf.biz


3. Back to Firefox Menu, and navigate to Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page. On the Privacy tab, clear browsing history and remove cookies (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).


Google Chrome

1. Click the Chrome Menu (three-bar icon on the top-right window) and select Settings


2. Click Extensions on the left panel and remove the extensions related to Esurf.biz


3. Go to History, and then click Clear Browsing data (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

clear browsing history

4. Go to Settings and click ‘Manage search engine….’ . Delete the suspected items and make Google as default.

google engine

Step 3: Show Folder Options

Click Start on the bottom left, input “folder options” in the search bar and hit enter. On the jump-out window,click View tab, tick Show hidden files, folders and drives, and untick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 4: Delete registry entries related to Esurf.biz

Click on Start button, type into regedit and hit Enter. Then Clean all the malicious files and keys of Esurf.biz in the registry editor.


Delete the following entries (samples):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Guide 2: Automatically Remove Esurf.biz Browser Hijacker with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a legitimate, real-time anti-spyware application designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. Here shows how it works.

Step 1. Click the below button to download the file.


Step 2. Double click on SpyHunter-Installer.exe to install the program. Then click Run button.

Step 3. Open SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now! to allow the program to start a scan on your computer.

Step 4. When the scan is completed, all the threats in your computer are successfully detected. Tick Select All and then click Remove button to uninstall it.

Optional Choice: Optimize your PC with RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro is an advanced optimizer which is able to solve your computer system problems, remove your privacy items produced by online searches, delete junk files, uninstall malware and fix performance problems. Here shows how it works.

1. Click the below button to download RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro

2. Run the RegCureProSetup Application and click the Yes button to install the program step by step.

3. When the program is successfully installed, double click on its desktop shortcut to open it. On the Overview tab, check all the scan settings and then click on the Click to Start Scan button to run a system scan on your computer. The first system scan will take some time, please be patient.

4. When the system scan is done, click on Fix All button to completely remove all the performance problems in your computer.

Warm Tips:

There will be some leftover enabling the popup if you don’t manually remove all the related infections. So if you encounter any difficulty in getting rid of Esurf.biz manually, you are highly recommended to use SpyHunter Malware Removal.

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