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Should I remove BetterDeals-11?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,304
United States Rank #39,689
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.07 days
90.50 days >
Average installed length: 47.55 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.2 100.00%

BetterDeals-11

What is BetterDeals-11?

Better Deals is a JustPlug.It web browser extension that is delivered via the WebPick InstalleRex download and install manager. In addition to be included with various
adware offer bundles, the JustPlug.It cross browser extension runs with multiple parts including a Windows service, an auto-starting component and the
browser toolbar/plugin which is designed to inject advertisements in the browser in form of banner ads, hyper-text links and popups. In addition, some
version might hijack existing advertising on web sites as well as inject affiliate codes in links as coupon offers. During installation, the program will
install itself in a folder with a random name in Program Files or ProgramData and each of the included files will also have a shared random generated name.
The Windows Service that is installed runs with full administrator rights under the Services control app and connects to a remote server
(toolkitsetbest.info, getapplicationmy.info) for updates as well as creates a server that listens for TCP network requests locally.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is BetterDeals-11-bg.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,067,733 bytes). BetterDeals-11-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BetterDeals-11.
BetterDeals-11-bg.exe (599f2e5b8450383d73280fca37168f31) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.124.210 Adware/CrossRider.R
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1434 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.H
ESET-NOD32 8.9279 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.12 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
VIPRE Antivirus 25348 Crossrider (fs)
BetterDeals-11-codedownloader.exe (4f2f1158085a6ef16ff64090f03371cf) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.909997
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.143.98 Adware/CrossRider.U
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.909997
Comodo Security 18104 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.39
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.909997 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9673 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.909997
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.909997
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11737 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.176.11737 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4F2F1158085A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4F2F1158085A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.909997
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.006
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OAN14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OAN14
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Crossrider (fs)
BetterDeals-11-enabler.exe (685fafe25c0c771c8317e871d0e5b38c) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.143.98 Adware/CrossRider.V
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
Comodo Security 18104 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.28
ESET-NOD32 9673 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11737 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.176.11737 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!685FAFE25C0C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!685FAFE25C0C
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59048 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwfmka
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA AC
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OAG14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OAG14
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Crossrider (fs)
BetterDeals-11-updater.exe (f7c3467ba717bec2a33fab6206b0d2c0) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.132.250 Adware/CrossRider.X
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
Comodo Security 17819 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.33
ESET-NOD32 9449 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11226 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.176.11226 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F7C3467BA717
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!F7C3467BA717
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OAN14
VIPRE Antivirus 26676 Crossrider (fs)
BetterDeals-11-bho.dll (060a68d09706b4d6fb9bacc4ae13e1fd) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.122.48 ADWARE/Adware.A.2586
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.H
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Cloda6b.Trojan.a007
Comodo Security 17501 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9190 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10623 Trojan ( 0048c18f1 )
K7GW 9.174.10623 Trojan ( 0048c18f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!060A68D09706
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!060A68D09706
VIPRE Antivirus 24764 Crossrider (fs)
BetterDeals-11-firefoxinstaller.exe (62ce19ec0ba5fe66b523acf961460994) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.124.210 Adware/CrossRider.W
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9279 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 25348 Crossrider (fs)
BetterDeals-11-chromeinstaller.exe (4c5049d5a43d54c13cea8e96d79f7b10) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.124.210 Adware/CrossRider.T
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9279 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.BetterDeals.A
VIPRE Antivirus 25348 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 83 all detections
BetterDeals-11 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 BetterDeals-11.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BetterDeals
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BetterDeals-11
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BetterDeals-11\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BetterDeals-11

Program executable:BetterDeals-11-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:BetterDeals-11
BetterDeals-11 exe
Path:C:\Program Files\BetterDeals-11\BetterDeals-11-bg.exe
MD5:599f2e5b8450383d73280fca37168f31
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-bg.exe (by BetterDeals) - BetterDeals-11 (BetterDeals-11 exe)
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-bho.dll (by BetterDeals) - BetterDeals-11 BHO
  • BetterDeals-11-bho64.dll
  • BetterDeals-11-buttonutil.exe
  • BetterDeals-11-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) BetterDeals-11-updater.exe
  • 44136.crx
  • BetterDeals-11-buttonutil.dll
  • BetterDeals-11-buttonutil64.dll
  • BetterDeals-11-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • utils.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • BetterDeals-11-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BetterDeals-11' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411136} (CrossriderApp0044136).
  • BetterDeals-11-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BetterDeals-11' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411136} (CrossriderApp0044136).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • BetterDeals-11-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BetterDeals-11-updater.
  • BetterDeals-11-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BetterDeals-11-enabler.
  • BetterDeals-11-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BetterDeals-11-codedownloader.
  • BetterDeals-11-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BetterDeals-11-firefoxinstaller.
  • BetterDeals-11-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BetterDeals-11-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove BetterDeals-11?

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Or, you can uninstall BetterDeals-11 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 BetterDeals-11, 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 BetterDeals-11.
  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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BetterDeals-11 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 35.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.65%
  Germany 23.53%
  France 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.78%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A 6.25%
Samsung RC530/RC730 6.25%
LENOVO 20236 6.25%
HP Split 13 x2 PC 6.25%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 6.25%

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