BetterSurf. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

BetterSurf is also known as BetterSurf Ads, ads by BetterSurf, BetterSurf virus | Type: Adware
Severity scale:  
  (10/100)

What is BetterSurf?

BetterSurf is a potentially unwanted program, which may become a totally annoying thing that is hiding in your PC system. Beware that it may infiltrate your computer without your permission asked; hijack each of your web browsers; alter your homepage/default search engine; start causing annoying ads and interrupt your browsing every time you start this activity. Besides, such programs like this one are capable of tracking PC users and collecting information, which is related to their browsing habits. In most of the cases, such programs are capable of collecting people's search terms, mostly visited websites, data that is entered, etc. If you see commercial advertisements from this service, it means that BetterSurf virus is hiding in your computer. As we have said, it is capable of infiltrating PC systems without people's awareness in a bundle with a third party software that is involved to such activity for trying to make some money. In this case, you should scan your computer with the reputable anti-spyware because BetterSurf redirects may trick you into visiting questionable websites that seek to increase their income, pagerank or visitors' traffic. Nevertheless, no one 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 adware-type program, make sure that you check your computer with reputable anti-spyware.  For that we highly recommend using SpyHunter.

HOW CAN BetterSurf hijack my computer?

BetterSurf is one of these programs that can either be downloaded from the Internet voluntarily or in a bundle with freeware and shareware. If you want to protect yourself, the first thing that you should do is to avoid such programs like this browser add-on. In addition, beware that it may also infiltrate your computer in a bundle with 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 are used to spread this potentially unwanted program(can also be found as PUP). Those who would like to know what exactly are they installing on their computers should remember one thing: you have to choose custom or advanced installation when downloading freeware to 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. Otherwise, you may run into various issues that have already been explained. If you want to avoid redirects to unknown websites, slowdowns, annoying ads and other suspicious activities, you should use a guide below. We recommend selecting Automatic removal method that will help you to make sure that your computer is totally safe and all suspicious programs are gone for good.

HOW TO REMOVE BETTERSURF virus?

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

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Manual BetterSurf Removal Guide

Quick menu:

Step 1: Uninstall BetterSurf and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 10 / Windows 8
  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Uninstall BetterSurf and related programs
  • Here, look for BetterSurf or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

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

Cick 'Go' 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.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Remove BetterSurf from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
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.
Click on menu icon and select '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:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select '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 preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and 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.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select BetterSurf and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select '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.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select BetterSurf and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs 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.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete BetterSurf removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for BetterSurf or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and 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.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete BetterSurf removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of BetterSurf registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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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: 03/02/15 04:38; information updated: 03/02/15 04:38

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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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