84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Better Surf Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,841
United States Rank #14,522
Reach 0.0214%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.75 days
258.11 days >
Average installed length: 135.62 days


1.1 100.00%

Better Surf Plus

What is Better Surf 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.


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 636.83 KB (652,111 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 Better Surf Plus.
BetterSrf.dll (2b42f3c661e2c9e1ae76733b083e4b49) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1121 Adware.Agent.NUN
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.BetterSurf
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.10 Adware/Win32.BetterSurf
Avira AntiVir Adware/BetterSurf.A.4
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.BetterSurf
avast! 2014.9-140110 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3599 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BetterSurf.40
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.NUN
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.BetterSurf (Not a Virus)
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NUN
ESET-NOD32 8.9272 a variant of Win32/AdWare.BetterSurf.C
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Adware/BetterSurf
F-Secure 11.2014-10-01_6 Adware.Agent.NUN
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Agent.NUN
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Win32.BetterSurf
Jiangmin KV140110 AdWare/BetterSurf.b
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10794 Riskware
K7GW 13.175.10794 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BetterSurf
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.BetterSurf.b.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.11 Adware.BetterSurf
McAfee 5600.7255 PUP-FEY!2B42F3C661E2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 PUP-FEY!2B42F3C661E2
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/BetterSurf
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NUN
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BetterSurf.creind
nProtect Adware.Agent.NUN
Panda Antivirus Adware/BetterSurf
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.BetterSurf!6.11BF
Sophos 4.96 BetterSurf
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 Adware.BL
Trend Micro 10.465.10 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LH13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LH13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.BetterSurf
VIPRE Antivirus 25280 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.BetterSurf.86528
       View all 37 all detections
Better Surf Plus 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bettersurf\bettersurfplus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BetterSurf\BetterSurfPlus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 636.83 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Better Surf Plus

Program module:BetterSrf.dll (Malware detected)
Making web browsing more enjoyable
Path:C:\Program Files\bettersurf\bettersurfplus\ie\BetterSrf.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Better Surf Plus
  • (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 'Better Surf Plus' with the class of {1824FF90-C98E-48A6-838F-E3B6572B0C77} (BetterSrf).

How do I remove Better Surf Plus?

You can uninstall Better Surf 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Better Surf Plus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Surf 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 Better Surf Plus you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.93%
Windows 10 18.72%
Windows XP 10.19%
Windows Vista 5.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.31%
Windows 7 Professional 8.87%
Windows 8 7.43%
Windows 8 Pro 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.65%
  Italy 5.43%
  Canada 3.70%
  Brazil 3.48%
  MA 2.39%
  France 2.39%
  Iran 2.39%
  Spain 2.17%
  Thailand 1.96%
  India 1.96%
  Germany 1.96%
  United Kingdom 1.96%
  Saudi Arabia 1.74%
  Australia 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.62%
Dell 20.98%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 7.34%
Samsung 5.94%
Toshiba 5.24%
Lenovo 2.10%
Medion 1.40%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.71%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.10%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%

comments1 comment

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WhyDoThey?over a year ago
For Win 7 .... Use the Control Panel, Programs and Features, to uninstall. Click the 'Installed On' column heading to see the latest installs. Click on and uninstall ALL programs that you did not install. Programs to look out for include .... Allyrics, BetterSurf, Browse2Save, DownloadTerms 1.0, Feven 1.7, LyricsViewer, LyricXeeker, LyricsWoofer, LyricsFan, Media Player 1.1, Plus-HD 1.3, SimpleLyrics, video player, webex, WebCake 3.00 Then, poss get Malwarebytes (or similar) to scan and protect going forward.