Ads by Best Results [Updated]
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Best Results?
Best Results is an adware-type application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience. These fake promises to provide useful features may trick some users into believing that Best Results is a legitimate and useful program, and yet, this app is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The main reasons for these negative associations are stealth installation, tracking of Internet browsing activity, and display of intrusive online advertisements.
As with other regular adware, Best Results employs a virtual layer to display various online advertisements (for example, coupon, pop-up, banner, etc.), which do not originate from the visited websites. This technique conceals underlying website content, and thus, users' Internet browsing experience is significantly diminished.
Furthermore, some ads may redirect to untrusted sites containing bogus content - clicking them can result in further high-risk computer infections. In addition, Best Results continually monitors Internet browsing activity and collects various user/system information, some of which might contain personally identifiable details.
Thus, having Best Results installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall this app immediately.
Best Results is similar to many other PUPs also categorized as adware including MediaPlayVid, FastPlayer, and iVIDI - these are just some examples among hundreds of others.
Adware-type applications such as Best Results deliver fake promises to trick users into believing that they are legitimate and useful, and yet, rather than providing the features promised, they display intrusive ads and collect sensitive data. Their sole purpose is to generate revenue for the developers.
How did Best Results adware install on my computer?
This PUP is distributed using fake torrent download buttons. Research shows that users do not express enough caution and rush the download and installation processes, which often leads to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted applications such as Best Results.
The developers are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated (which is dependent on the number of apps distributed), and hence, they do not properly disclose installation of bogus software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of adware-type apps can be prevented by paying close attention when downloading and installing software. Both of these processes should be performed with caution, and no step should be skipped.
Use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options when downloading or installing software - this will reveal any third party applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
Intrusive online advertisements generated by Best Results adware (marked as 'Ads by Best Results'):
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- What is Best Results?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Best Results application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Best Results adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Best Results ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Best Results' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Best Results ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Best Results 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 "Best Results" or any other recently installed suspicious applications, select such entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Best Results ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Best Results adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Best Results did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the best results 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 on "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the best results 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 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 best results 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 best results 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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