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Should I remove BetterSurf Plus?

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 #18,963
United States Rank #20,182
Reach 0.0150%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.84 days
172.35 days >
Average installed length: 90.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1 100.00%

BetterSurf Plus V1

What is BetterSurf Plus?

Better Surf is a web browser plugin for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox and is designed to hijack the user's home and search pages as well as inject contextual advertising within the pages visited by users. BetterSurf displays ads as a users browses the Internet specifically in Google and Bing Search and replace the normal ads with there custom ones, sometimes directing users to malware sites (malvertising). It may also sometimes redirect the browser from its intended destination and instead ask to install software on your PC or ask you to complete surveys.

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BetterSrf.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 498.29 KB (510,253 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BetterSurf Plus.
BetterSrf.dll (dab2dc391f349e6f264cdace9e132fc6) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Application.Generic.582798
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.BetterSurf
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.03 Adware/Win32.BetterSurf
Avira AntiVir 7.11.123.30 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.BetterSurf
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14111 Adware.Win32.BetterSurf.aPn
Bitdefender 1.0.20.55 Application.Generic.582798
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodd32.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal 1.14.12.00 Adware.BetterSurf (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 8.9244 a variant of Win32/AdWare.BetterSurf.C
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/BetterSurf
G Data 14.1.22 Application.Generic.582798
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Win32.BetterSurf
Jiangmin KV140111 AdWare/BetterSurf.b
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10720 Riskware
K7GW 13.174.10720 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4484 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BetterSurf
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.BetterSurf.b.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.06 Adware.BetterSurf
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!DAB2DC391F34
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!DAB2DC391F34
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/BetterSurf
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.33 Application.Generic.582798
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.06 Adware/BetterSurf
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14109 PE:Malware.BetterSurf!6.11BF
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA JI
Trend Micro 10.465.11 TROJ_SPNR.0BLN13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_SPNR.0BLN13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.BetterSurf
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 32 all detections
BetterSurf Plus 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 BetterSurf Plus V1.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bettersurf\bettersurfplusv1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BetterSurf\BetterSurfPlusV1\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 498.29 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BetterSurf Plus V1

Program module:BetterSrf.dll (Malware detected)
Name:BetterSrf
Making web browsing more enjoyable
Path:C:\Program Files\bettersurf\bettersurfplusv1\ie\BetterSrf.dll
MD5:dab2dc391f349e6f264cdace9e132fc6
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - BetterSurf Plus V1
  • (Malware detected) BetterSrf.dll - BetterSrf (Making web browsing more enjoyable)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BetterSrf.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BetterSurf Plus V1' with the class of {45277F9D-8C9C-4726-A558-D69AC740910E} (BetterSrf).

How do I remove BetterSurf Plus?

Quickly and completely remove BetterSurf Plus V1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall BetterSurf Plus 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 BetterSurf Plus V1, 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 BetterSurf Plus.
  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 BetterSurf Plus V1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#18,963

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.64%
Windows 8 24.74%
Windows XP 11.34%
Windows Vista 9.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.34%
Windows 8 11.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.25%
Windows 7 Professional 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.89%
  Spain 6.80%
  India 5.83%
  Italy 5.83%
  Germany 4.85%
  United Kingdom 4.85%
  Brazil 2.91%
  Canada 2.91%
  Egypt 2.91%
  Iran 2.91%
  United Arab Emirates 1.94%
  France 1.94%
  MA 1.94%
  Philippines 1.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.03%
ASUS 15.49%
Dell 9.86%
Acer 9.86%
Toshiba 9.86%
Lenovo 5.63%
GIGABYTE 2.82%
Samsung 2.82%
Sony 2.82%
Medion 1.41%
Compaq 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.41%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.27%
Sony VGC-JS160J 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.14%

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