Surfshark Surfshark

A way to uninstall Surfshark from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall Surfshark for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Surfshark. Check out here for more information on Surfshark. Surfshark is typically set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark folder, subject to the user's decision. You can remove Surfshark by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\ProgramData\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{9AAC6605-EBA7-4672-8442-14BBB8D8F6F8}\SurfsharkSetup.exe /i {9AAC6605-EBA7-4672-8442-14BBB8D8F6F8} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. Surfshark.exe is the Surfshark's main executable file and it occupies approximately 3.87 MB (4058608 bytes) on disk.

Surfshark installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 10.05 MB (10540744 bytes) on disk.

  • Surfshark.exe (3.87 MB)
  • Surfshark.Service.exe (934.98 KB)
  • SurfsharkDiagnostics.exe (1.14 MB)
  • openssl.exe (910.13 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (867.48 KB)
  • SurfsharkSplitTunnelingService.exe (148.98 KB)
  • openssl.exe (924.40 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (1.00 MB)
  • SurfsharkSplitTunnelingService.exe (171.98 KB)
  • tapinstall.exe (90.14 KB)
  • tapinstall.exe (85.64 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to Surfshark version 2.0.3 alone. Click on the links below for other Surfshark versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Surfshark we recommend you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Surfshark:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\2019-03-02
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\surfshark_ikev2.crt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\libcrypto-1_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\liblzo2-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\libpkcs11-helper-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\libssl-1_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\openvpn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\SurfsharkSplitTunnelCalloutDriver.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\SurfsharkSplitTunnelCalloutDriver.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x32\SurfsharkSplitTunnelingService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\libcrypto-1_1-x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\liblzo2-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\libpkcs11-helper-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\libssl-1_1-x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\openvpn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\SurfsharkSplitTunnelCalloutDriver.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\SurfsharkSplitTunnelCalloutDriver.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Resources\x64\SurfsharkSplitTunnelingService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\bin\x64\tapinstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\bin\x86\tapinstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\default\x64\OemVista.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\default\x64\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\default\x64\tapsurfshark.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\default\x86\OemVista.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\default\x86\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\default\x86\tapsurfshark.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\include\tap-windows.h
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\win10\x64\OemVista.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\win10\x64\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\win10\x64\tapsurfshark.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\win10\x86\OemVista.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\win10\x86\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark TAP Driver Windows\drivers\win10\x86\tapsurfshark.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark.Service.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\Surfshark.ServiceContracts.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\SurfsharkDiagnostics.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\x64\SplitTunnel.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\x64\Surfshark.Firewall.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\x86\SplitTunnel.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Surfshark\x86\Surfshark.Firewall.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore\GCSNXCNY\account.surfshark[1].xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark\diagnosticslog
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark\locations.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark\log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark\ProfileOptimization\Surfshark.profile
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark\settings.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Surfshark\Surfshark 2.0.3\install\8D8F6F8\SurfsharkSetup.msi

Usually the following registry data will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\36F8EC3B8EDBA5646B7FF9F235795243
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5066CAA97ABE2764482441BB8B8D6F8F
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Surfshark_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Surfshark_RASCHAP
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Surfshark_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Surfshark 2.0.3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Surfshark
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\Application\Surfshark
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Surfshark.Service.exe

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\36F8EC3B8EDBA5646B7FF9F235795243\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5066CAA97ABE2764482441BB8B8D6F8F\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Surfshark.Service.exe\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Surfshark.Service.exe\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SurfsharkSplitTunnelDriver\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SurfsharkSplitTunnelDriver\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\tapsurfshark\DisplayName

How to remove Surfshark from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Surfshark is a program marketed by Surfshark. Sometimes, computer users want to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be difficult because uninstalling this by hand requires some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE way to uninstall Surfshark is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Surfshark or simply activate the Search field and type in "Surfshark". If it exists on your system the Surfshark program will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Surfshark in the list of applications, the following information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding Surfshark, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Surfshark.
Uninstall Surfshark

8. After removing Surfshark, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Surfshark that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Surfshark using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Surfshark by Surfshark from your PC, nor are we saying that Surfshark by Surfshark is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Surfshark in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2019-03-02 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-03-01 22:58:40.763