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BetterBrowse Adware

Also Known As: Ads by BetterBrowse
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is BetterBrowse?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, BetterBrowse is a deceptive application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other similar features

- "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the BetterBrowse product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!"

These claims may trick some users into believing that BetterBrowse is legitimate and useful, however, be aware that it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to rogue behavior exhibited by BetterBrowse.

This application infiltrates systems without users' permission, displays intrusive online advertisements, and collects Internet browsing-related information.

BetterBrowse adware

Types of displayed advertisements include banner, pop-up, coupon, interstitial, transitional, full-page, among many others. To achieve this, the developers employ a virtual layer that enables placement of third party content not originating from the visited website. The displayed advertisements hide underlying content, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience.

These ads may lead to rogue websites rather than those advertised. Therefore, clicking them can lead to high-risk computer infections. Another downside of BetterBrowse adware is information tracking. This application continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity and collects various data that might contain personally identifiable information.

The gathered information is stored on a remote server and later shared with third parties who can misuse it to generate revenue. Such behavior might cause serious privacy issues or even identity theft, and for this reason, you are strongly advised to uninstall BetterBrowse adware.

BetterBrowse Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

The developers of this application have released hundreds of identical browser plug-ins under different names including rinkelaGravity Space, Wander Burst, and Swift Record.

This is a measure to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites. All applications developed by SuperWeb LLC (including BetterBrowse) offer various valuable features, however, rather than providing the functionality promised, these dubious add-ons display intrusive online advertisements and collect personally identifiable information, thereby generating revenue for the developers.

How did BetterBrowse install on my computer?

SuperWeb LLC distributes its products using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party apps along with regular software. The bundling method is effective, since many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing free software.

They rush the download/installation processes, are unaware that rogue applications are hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, skip these steps, thereby inadvertently installing rogue applications.

The developers are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated, which is dependent on the number of applications distributed. Therefore, they do not properly disclose installation of apps such as BetterBrowse.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Your chosen software should be downloaded from the official website. If you are using a freeware download site, closely analyze the entire download process and ensure that only the chosen application is downloaded.

Furthermore, installation of downloaded programs should be performed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.

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Quick menu:

BetterBrowse adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

BetterBrowse adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "BetterBrowse", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes BetterBrowse ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove BetterBrowse adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing BetterBrowse ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "BetterBrowse", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing BetterBrowse ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by betterbrowse, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing BetterBrowse  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "BetterBrowse", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing BetterBrowse ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by betterbrowse, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing BetterBrowse ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "BetterBrowse".

Removing BetterBrowse ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by betterbrowse removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by betterbrowse, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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