Remove BetterSurf
Removal instructions

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BetterSurf is also known as BetterSurf Ads | Type: Adware

BetterSurf is a potentially unwanted program, which may become a totally annoying thing that can hijack your homepage/default search engine and interrupt your browsing every time you start this activity. If you see commercial advertisements from this service, it means that your computer was affected by a third party software that is designed for money making. Beware that BetterSurf redirect seeks to make people visit specific domains and increase their visitors' traffic. However, noone can guarantee that these links are checked properly and you won't be rerouted to insecure site that promotes malware. Please, be very careful with BetterSurf ads and, if you want to get rid of browser hijacker, make sure that you check your computer with reputable anti-spyware..

HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD BetterSurf?

BetterSurf virus is propagated using typical distribution methods that rely on freeware and shareware. It is known that it can show up on your computer after installing 1ClickDownload, Superfish, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom, but there can be many other apps that spread this potentially unwanted program. Those who would like to know what exactly they are installing on their computers should remember one thing: you have to choose custom installation when downloading freeware on your machine. In addition, check the list of optional downloads and get rid of all of them. If you missed this checkmark that agrees to install BetterSurf, follow this guide and remove this program from the system.

HOW TO REMOVE BETTERSURF ADS?

If you were tricked into installing BetterSurf virus on your computer and you want to remove it from there, you should follow these instructions:

Automatic BetterSurf Removal Guide

You can remove BetterSurf automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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BetterSurf Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall BetterSurf and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for BetterSurf or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for BetterSurf or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove BetterSurf from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for BetterSurf and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete BetterSurf removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select BetterSurf and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete BetterSurf removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select BetterSurf and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete BetterSurf removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for BetterSurf or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete BetterSurf removal process.

Geolocation of BetterSurf

Map reveals the prevalence of BetterSurf. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

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Information added: 08/19/14 08:36; information updated: 08/19/14 08:36

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Comments on BetterSurf

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Nick
And "Media Watch"
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Nick
For my computer it was "Medida View" and I uninstalled and my computer is fixed of this stupid virus! Yes! Finally! Ive been waiting for soo long for my antispyware to get rid of it but no... I had to myself.
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Sean
Greg is right with Media Player. Also uninstall Media Viewer if you have that too.

Why do people make programs like these?
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Greg
They are using the name Media Player 1.1 as well. I looked for all of the ones in your list, but Media Player 1.1 turned out to be the one they used on me.
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Ian
BetterSurf is a real annoyance! Thankfully, Windows Defender now recognises it and removes it.

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