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Should I remove BetterAds?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,542
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 57.01 days
570.03 days >
Average installed length: 299.51 days


2.1 41.18%
2.0 55.88%
1.5 2.94%


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What is BetterAds?

BetterAds is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

The software will replace existimng ads by the publisher of the underlying site and replace it with ads in their own network. From the EULA: "The BetterAds Software allows you to modify the advertisements you see on web sites. You agree to permit the Software to find and replace advertisements on the web sites you visit. The ads shown by BetterAds are not associated with or endorsed by the underlying web sites." The extension is delivered over the Solimba network.

About  (from Ashbury Media)

Some websites use shady ad networks so you get ads that blink, shake, play sounds, and promote malware. BetterAds replaces the ads you see online with quality ads from reputable ad networks. Not at all. We've optimized the heck out of BetterAds to ensure a great product experience. It takes about 1/20th of a second for...  Read more
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
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BetterAds has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BetterAds.org
URL: www.betterads.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\betterads
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BetterAds\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BetterAds

Program module:AddonsFramework.dll
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\betterads\AddonsFramework.dll
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove BetterAds?

Quickly and completely remove BetterAds from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall BetterAds 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 BetterAds, 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 BetterAds.
  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) 85%
Win XP 15%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.29%
Windows XP 14.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.26% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 55.26%
  United States 18.42%
  Brazil 10.53%
  France 5.26%
  BM 2.63%
  India 2.63%
  Greece 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 13.33%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Dell 10.00%
Samsung 10.00%
Medion 10.00%
Lenovo 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Toshiba 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Alienware 3.33%
Common models
Sony SVE1111M1EB 3.45%
Samsung RV415/RV515/E3415 3.45%
Samsung 305E4A/305E5A/305... 3.45%
PositivoAG31AP 3.45%
PHILCO 15A 3.45%


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