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Should I remove Better-Search Updater Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,927
United States Rank #19,007
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.03 days
295.99 days >
Average installed length: 155.52 days


VersionDistribution 16.36% 1.82% 3.64% 9.09% 1.82% 1.82% 3.64% 7.27% 1.82% 23.64% 5.45% 1.82% 1.82% 10.91% 1.82% 3.64% 3.64%

Better-Search Updater Service

What is Better-Search Updater Service?

Bundled with various Conduit/Perion installers, BetterSearch is a search and home page web browser extension.

- Modifying/changing the default home page and tab URL
- Changing the search assistance provider (built-in search box) and search pages
- Adds additional menus and buttons to the browser
- Updating some browser settings which might lower overall security
- May provide automatic updates and present the user with additional software offers

About  (from Perion Network)

During the installation process of the Software, the Company will offer you to accept the Company’s search service as your default search service, to set the Company’s search service web page as your home page and new tab. To the extent you choose to accept such search services, based on your preferences, the Software ...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks.
Better-Search Updater Service has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Better-Search Updater Service.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.better-search.net/eula.htm
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\WNLT\Installation\Uninstall\UninstallerLauncher.exe"

How do I remove Better-Search Updater Service?

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Or, you can uninstall Better-Search Updater Service from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Better-Search Updater Service, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Better-Search Updater Service.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.18%
Windows 8 14.55%
Windows XP 3.64%
Windows Vista 3.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.27%
Windows 8.1 7.27%
Windows 8 3.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.93%
  Australia 6.02%
  Canada 4.82%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  United Arab Emirates 1.20%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Hungary 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.59%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 11.11%
Toshiba 7.41%
ASUS 7.41%
Intel 3.70%
Lenovo 1.85%
Sony 1.85%
Samsung 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.77%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C50... 1.92%

About Perion Network

Perion Network, formerly IncrediMail, is a consumer software company that develops programs to "make people's online experience simple, safe and enjoyable".
Publisher URL: www.perion.com


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