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Remove Better History (Free Instructions) - Easy Removal Guide

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Better History — Chrome browser extension that redirects online traffic to suspicious websites via domain

Better History extension

Better History is an adware-related browser extension which belongs to Roykolak and is compatible with Google Chrome browser.[1] Once this extension is installed, it starts producing numerous pop-up ads. Such advertisements can come in different forms, e.g., pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, coupons, and other content. The longer you keep Better History extension malware on your web browser, the more ads you will get. Additionally, the PUP causes browser redirects via the host and[2] There are a few different versions of this extension, but the most aggressive ones seem to be 3.9.5, 3.9.8 and Better History 3.9.20 which appears to be the latest version of the virus. Despite the fact that this extension can be downloaded directly from the website it is a potentially unwanted program and should be removed immediately if causes issues with the device. 

Name Better History virus
Can also be known as Better History extension; Better History extension for Chrome
Type Adware
Sub-type Potentially unwanted program
OS affected Windows
Web browser infected Google Chrome
Symptoms Frequent advertising; redirects to suspicious websites
Advert types Pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and coupons
Distribution Bundling, questionable websites
Elimination Install Reimage to find all rogue components and remove Better History related programs

Better History virus usually appears on the computer after downloading and installing other programs from the Internet. This is the main reason why this ad-supported app is also considered as a potentially unwanted program. Moreover, it does changes to the infected web browser without the user's permission. PUP modifies the home page which can be reversed only if you get rid of the unwanted software permanently.

Moreover, redirects that are caused by adware often take users to questionable pages like or for example. Sometimes you might even land on dangerous ones and get infected with malware[3]. Avoid such risk by performing the Better History removal. Use Reimage or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner reliable software to detect all objects that relate to the ad-supported software.

Developers of this program offer the Roykolak Better History free download on the official-looking site. The place where you can get the browser extension which is promoted as a useful and time online improving feature looks reputable, and people tend to fall for this trick and install adware willingly.

It seems that this adware affects mostly Google Chrome users and there is no Better History Firefox extension. However, note that there are tons of similar tools and browser extensions that do the same useless thing.

Better History
Better History is a browser extension that causes redirects to suspicious websites and gives no value as promised.

While browsing about Better History extension malware, it came to our understanding that recently it was sold to and, naturally, changed its behavior. However, new owners haven't issued a response. The comment on the issue in the online forum:

I sold Better History about a month or two ago. I have reached out to the new buyers to update this repo w/ the latest code. I was unaware that the repo was not up to date w/ the latest version published on the webstore.

Remove Better History virus and avoid browser slowdowns also. Your infected Google Chrome web browser might start struggling due to the significant number of advertisements that are being displayed whenever you try to perform surfing actions. Some other activity common to this adware is collecting results that relate to your browsing history and habits:

  • visited websites,
  • searched content,
  • saved bookmarks,
  • commonly visited sites,
  • etc.

Sometimes, adware-type programs like Beter History extension might try to attract you by displaying some “useful features”. In this case, a browser extension is presented as “The best history manager for Chrome”. However, developers try to trick gullible users by displaying such phrases and convince them into keeping the adware-related browser extension.

Better History adware
Better History is adware which displays a lot of annoying pop-ups, pop-unders, and banners.

Choosing Advanced installations can help avoid PUP infiltration

According to tech experts from the cybersecurity news website[4], potentially unwanted applications, including adware-related software, are spread through rogue web pages. Unwanted content often comes injected into a link which can be found in a potentially harmful website. If the user likes clicking on every site he/she sees on the Internet, the risk of being infected by adware and other PUPs increases. So, make sure you avoid visiting pages that are unknown to you. 

To continue, adware-related programs can be avoided in other ways too:

  • Use the Custom installation mode. Once you install software from free sources, you will avoid the risk of secret infiltration by using this mode. Besides, it lets you control all incoming downloads.
  • Install a reputable antivirus tool. Experts recommend computer security programs for every single user. These automatical tools make sure that the system is protected 24/7.

Eliminate Better History extension and clean the system further with reputable anti-malware tools

There are two ways to remove Better History from your Windows system and Google Chrome web browser. The first one is by downloading and installing anti-malware. These tools will complete the entire process within just a few clicks. However, feel free to try out the manual method which you can find below this article. Make sure you carry out the process carefully and eliminate all unwanted components from the infected web browser.

After you complete the Better History removal, make sure that your Chrome browser has been refreshed and does not include any rogue content anymore. Additionally, keep in mind all the precautionary measures that you have read in this article. If you pay attention to them, you will be very likely to avoid adware[5] infections and similar cyber threats in the future.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Better History, follow these steps:

Erase Better History from Windows systems

If you have found this adware in Windows OS or spotted some symptoms that signal about the Better History infection, then take a look at this elimination guide:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall Better History and related programs
    Here, look for Better History or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Uninstall Better History from Google Chrome

Remove all unwanted browser-extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins from the Google Chrome web browser. Perform all these steps carefully:

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Better History 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
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Better History removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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