BetterBrain removal instructions
What is BetterBrain?
Created by Delaware LLC, BetterBrain is a rogue browser plug-in claiming to allow access to various search engines and other functions without leaving the current webpage. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that BetterBrain is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) employed by BetterBrain to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. After successful infiltration on these browsers, BetterBrain adware delivers intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity. Advertisements generated by this PUP include (but are not limited to) in-text links, banner, search, and pop-up ads while surfing the Internet. Be aware that although BetterBrain is not a virus or malware, clicking on advertisements generated by this rogue application may lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections.
In addition, BetterBrain collects various software and hardware information that is likely to be personally identifiable such as browser type (including the following data: cookies, browsing history, web beacons, web URLs visited, search queries entered, and language settings), unique identifier numbers, geographic location, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and other similar details. This information tracking may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. A clear indication that your browsers have been infiltrated by this potentially unwanted program are "Ads by BetterBrain", "BetterBrain Advertisement", and "Powered by BetterBrain" ads generated when browsing the Internet. Therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
There are many rogue programs similar to BetterBrain, which install using the bundling method. Some examples are iToolBox, TheAnswerFinder, and WordProser among many others. None of these applications (including BetterBrain) provide any significant value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by generating intrusive online ads (which may cause further computer infections) and sharing collected information with third parties. The best way to prevent installation of BetterBrain is to pay close attention during the download of free software and never accept installation of any additional programs offered. Furthermore, if you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Regular' or 'Quick' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have noticed advertisements generated by BetterBrain on your system, follow the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
BetterBrain adware installer setup:
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- What is BetterBrain?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BetterBrain application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BetterBrain ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BetterBrain advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BetterBrain' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BetterBrain extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BetterBrain 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 10 and 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.
Mac 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 "Better Brain", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Better Brain ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BetterBrain adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "BetterBrain", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the better brain adware, 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 malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate: "BetterBrain", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the better brain adware, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Better Brain".
Computer users who have problems with better brain adware 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 better brain adware, 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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