I use the now non-supported Windows XP, and switched long ago from Internet Explorer Ver 8 to Firefox because of non-responsive windows and tabs. I usually operate with Windows Task Manager open so I can monitor what's being used. A new process showed up yesterday, updaterightsurf.exe, which I had not seen before. I immediately did a search on my hard drive and found that rightsurf.exe had been installed in my Program Files without my knowledge. It must have been there for some time, since the files are dated in Jan. 2014, but the update process was not evident through Task Manager until just yesterday.
I did a web search for RightSurf and found that I neither need it nor want it. My Add/Remove Programs utility in Control Panel does not list it as an installed program, and there is no uninstall file in the RightSurf directory under Program Files. I then went searching for ways to uninstall it, and only came up with suggestions to install certain other utilities that I might have to deal with later. I am asking for your help in finding a quick, easy, and final way to dispose of RIghtSurf without having to uninstall some utility I also don't need or want. However, if that is the only way to resolve this, I'll accept the temporary frustration. I could run msconfig and prevent the update utility from running, but I'd rather get rid of the invasion completely and permanently.
I use the non-paid versions of ZoneAlarm firewall, AVG Antivirus, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Malwarebytes' AntiMalware. I am careful about allowing new programs & utilities to access the internet, and certainly don't recall RightSurf ever appearing in any warning message. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.