Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Low
BetterMarkit ads removal instructions
BetterMarkit is a browser plugin created by Revizer Technologies Ltd., it promises to make user's Internet browsing more productive by integrating quick sharing and search functions of the highlighted text. While such added functionality may seem legitimate Internet users should know that BetterMarkIt is being categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this add-on are using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling, and thus computer users install this plugin without their consent when downloading free software. After installation BetterMarkit tracks user's Internet surfing by recording demographic information, browsers type, operating system type, and IP address.
Moreover, this potentially unwanted application generated intrusive ads; for example, banners, pop–ups, pop-unders, coupons, price comparison, in-line text, and display advertisements. At the time of research this browser extension didn't perform any malicious tasks; however, Internet users should know that it's presence can lead to privacy issues and clicking on the third party ads generated by it could lead to malware and virus infections. It's recommended to remove BetterMarkit from one's Internet browsers.
BetterMarkit is similar to other adware which infiltrate user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads and cause intrusive ads, for example Linkey, Tube Dimmer and Shopper Pro. To avoid installation of such potentially unwanted applications, computer users should be very careful when downloading free software. Nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients - programs that offer installation of advertised browser extensions together with the chosen free software. When downloading free programs always inspect every downloading step and opt-out installation of advertised browser plug-ins by clicking on a "decline" button. Computer users who already see ads generated by BetterMarkit should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their Internet browsers.
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel." Locate "Programs and Features."
Windows XP users:
Click "Start," choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel." Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs." Locate "Programs and Features."
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program."
In the uninstall programs window look for "BetterMarkit," select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling BetterMarkit, scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove BetterMarkit from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove BetterMarkit from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons." Look for "BetterMarkit" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with the removal of BetterMarkit you can reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start," click "Run," in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click on "Advanced " tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced " tab, then click Reset.
Remove BetterMarkit from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "BetterMarkit" select it and click on a trash can icon.
Remove BetterMarkit from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Firefox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions" and remove "BetterMarkit".
Computer users who are having problems with the removal of BetterMarkit can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox," in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.
BetterMarkit Ads is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.
Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in BetterMarkit Ads distribution:
To avoid installation of BetterMarkit Ads be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:
When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove BetterMarkit Ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.