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.
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.
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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- What is BetterBrowse?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BetterBrowse application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BetterBrowse adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BetterBrowse ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BetterBrowse' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BetterBrowse ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BetterBrowse adware removal:
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 "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:
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 "BetterBrowse", select this entry and click "Remove".
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.
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 "BetterBrowse", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by betterbrowse, 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 "BetterBrowse".
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, 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 betterbrowse, 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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