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Should I remove BetterBrowse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,548
United States Rank #8,853
Reach 0.0376%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.32 days
39.07 days >
Average installed length: 20.53 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.03.15.013120 1.28%
2014.03.11.160712 1.28%
2014.03.07.182951 1.28%
2014.03.05.221816 0.64%
2014.02.26.045520 5.13%
2014.02.24.172956 0.64%
2014.02.21.042329 1.28%
2014.02.18.174317 0.64%
2014.02.15.004422 1.92%
2014.02.13.012613 1.92%
2014.02.11.223523 0.64%
2014.02.05.153917 5.13%
2014.02.04.044224 0.64%
2014.02.01.021226 3.85%
2014.01.29.231828 0.64%
2014.01.28.010740 1.28%
2014.01.25.024532 4.49%
2014.01.23.230151 1.28%
2014.01.16.003233 8.97%
2014.01.10.195844 5.77%
2013.12.03.231043 0.64%
2013.12.03.230533 50.64%

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BetterBrowse

What is BetterBrowse?

This is a web browser extension that will modify the user's home and search providers as well as display contextual and popup advertising in the browser.

Once installed the software will add a number of unwanted features to the web browser including inline text and multi-site searching, comparison shopping, related search results, additional offers and coupons as well as website ratings and reviews. It does this by analyzing the content of the web pages the user is visiting as well as tracking the URLs and navigation. Additionally BetterBrowse will add features as desired after install through its 'auto-enabled updater' which runs as a Windows service.

From the Terms: "BetterBrowse content includes advertisements... User info is collected and shared for ad relevance and other purposes."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BetterBrowse.
BetterBrowseBHO.dll (8ead9b49e18b7fc47979ea7876310444) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17572 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.010 Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9261 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140110 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10766 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4487 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.01 PUP.Optional.BetterBrowse.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA JF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1211
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
updateBetterBrowse.exe (ec7845cf4e2f14451f3dbac7e8e21959) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BetterBrowse.A
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.BetterBrowse.A
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.10
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.BetterBrowse.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 9291 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BetterBrowse.A
G Data 24 Adware.BetterBrowse.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 AdWare.BetterBrowse
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!EC7845CF4E2F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!EC7845CF4E2F
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BetterBrowse.A
nProtect 2014-01-14.02 Adware.BetterBrowse.A
       View all 29 all detections
BetterBrowse has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: betterbrowse.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@betterbrowse.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BetterBrowse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BetterBrowse\BetterBrowseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BetterBrowse

Program module:BetterBrowseBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:BetterBrowse
Path:C:\Program Files\BetterBrowse\BetterBrowseBHO.dll
MD5:8ead9b49e18b7fc47979ea7876310444
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BetterBrowseBHO.dll - BetterBrowse
  • BetterBrowseUninstall.exe
  • updateBetterBrowse.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BetterBrowseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BetterBrowse' with the class of {964cfd95-89cb-4ba5-a122-36258ea0662a}.
Service
  • updateBetterBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update BetterBrowse' (Update BetterBrowse).

How do I remove BetterBrowse?

Quickly and completely remove BetterBrowse from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove BetterBrowse from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall BetterBrowse 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 BetterBrowse, 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 BetterBrowse.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BetterBrowse you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.26%
Windows 8 23.72%
Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.03%
Windows 8.1 16.03%
Windows 7 Professional 9.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  India 5.21%
  Germany 5.21%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  France 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%
  Canada 3.65%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Australia 1.56%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Switzerland 1.04%
  Mexico 1.04%
  Romania 1.04%
  MA 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.19%
Dell 23.85%
Acer 20.18%
Lenovo 6.42%
ASUS 4.59%
Samsung 3.67%
Toshiba 2.75%
GIGABYTE 2.75%
Sony 0.92%
Gateway 0.92%
Alienware 0.92%
Medion 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.85%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.92%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.92%
VIA K7VM2. 0.96%

About (from Yontoo Technology, Inc.)

Yontoo LLC was founded by a small group of people that had worked together on previous projects and start-ups.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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