Also Known As: BetterMarkiIt Virus, Type: Adware, Distribution: High
Damage level: Medium
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
BetterMarkIt ads removal instructions
What is BetterMarkIt?
The BetterMarkit browser plugin is created by Revizer Technologies Ltd and promises to make browsing the Internet more productive by integrating quick sharing and search functions of highlighted text. While such added functionality may seem legitimate, BetterMarkIt is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and computer users often install this plugin inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. After installation, BetterMarkit tracks users' Internet surfing activity by recording demographic information, browsers type, operating system type, and IP addresses.
Moreover, this potentially unwanted application generates intrusive ads including, for example, banners, pop–ups, pop-unders, coupons, price comparison, in-line text, and display advertisements. At time of research, this browser extension performed no malicious tasks, however, Internet users should be aware that its presence can lead to privacy issues, and clicking the third party ads generated by it, could lead to malware and virus infections. For these reasons, you are advised to remove BetterMarkit from your Internet browser/s.
BetterMarkit is similar to other adware, which infiltrate Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads and cause intrusive ads. Examples include Linkey, Tube Dimmer, and Shopper Pro. To avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications, express caution when downloading free software since, today, most free software download websites use 'download clients' - programs that offer installation of advertised browser extensions together with the chosen free software. When downloading free programs, inspect each download step and opt-out of installation of advertised browser plug-ins by clicking on the 'decline' button. Computer users who observe ads generated by BetterMarkit should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their Internet browser/s.
Deceptive free software installers used in BetterMarkit adware distribution:
BetterMarkit adware generating intrusive online banner ads ('Ads by BetterMrkit'):
In-text ads ('BetterMarkIt Ads'):
Tech support ads ('Brought to you by BetterMarkIt'):
- What is BetterMarkit?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BetterMarkit application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BetterMarkit add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BetterMarkit plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove BetterMarkit extension from Mozilla Firefox.
BetterMarkit adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Programs and Features".
In the uninstall programs window: look for "BetterMarkit", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling BetterMarkit, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove BetterMarkit adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove BetterMarkit ads from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "BetterMarkit" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bettermarkit ads, 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 the "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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove BetterMarkit ads from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "BetterMarkit", select it and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bettermarkit ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove BetterMarkit ads from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "BetterMarkit".
Computer users who have problems with bettermarkit ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window, click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" 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.
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