What is BettingSiteDefender adware?
BettingSiteDefender is advertised as an extension that checks blacklisted websites and prevents a browser from opening them. However, this app has the qualities of adware - it generates revenue for its developer by displaying advertisements. Also, it can read and change data on the websites that users visit.
BettingSiteDefender adware in detail
When installed, adware like BettingSiteDefender displays banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups, and (or) other types of advertisements. Ads generated by adware should not be clicked/trusted - they could open untrustworthy websites or run scripts designed to download or install unwanted programs.
Adware can be designed to display ads that would open "Access To This Pc Has Been Blocked For Security Reasons", "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro", "Important Defender Update Available", and similar sites. Those websites could be used to trick visitors into installing unwanted software, providing personal information, etc.
This application can read and change data on websites that its users visit. It means that it might be gathering entered search queries, visited pages, passwords, credit card details, IP addresses, or other information that could be misused to steal identities, personal accounts, or for other purposes.
|Name||Ads by BettingSiteDefender|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications, deceptive websites|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted applications in general
BettingSiteDefender displays advertisements and reads data while users browse the web. Research shows that this application is promoted on a deceptive website (a screenshot of that website can be found below. Thus, BettingSiteDefender should be trusted. More examples of similar apps are Green Blocker, BadURLDefender, and NetflixHub.
How did adware install on my computer?
Adware and other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are often distributed through downloaders and installers for other programs. Users download or install PUAs when they download and install programs without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings that their downloaders and installers have.
Also, PUAs can be distributed through untrustworthy advertisements and fake installers promoted on untrustworthy pages. Users cause unwanted downloads or installations through advertisements by clicking on ads that can run certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloads from unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks, and other sources should not be opened. It is safe to open files (or install programs) downloaded from official websites and through direct links.
Downloaders and installers with options like "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" should be checked for unwanted applications. One more way to avoid unwanted downloads (or installations) is not to click on ads that shady, questionable pages display.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Deceptive website designed to trick visitors into downloading BettingSiteDefender:
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- What is BettingSiteDefender?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes BettingSiteDefender redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (such as "BettingSiteDefender") and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by bettingsitedefender, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by bettingsitedefender 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by bettingsitedefender, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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