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Should I remove BetterBrowse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,572
United States Rank #12,996
Reach 0.0158%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.57 days
193.71 days >
Average installed length: 101.78 days


2014.04.08.185011 0.66%
2014.04.07.185712 0.66%
2014.04.04.180656 1.31%
2014.04.02.180139 0.33%
2014.04.01.205813 0.33%
2014.03.27.215320 2.95%
2014.03.26.222016 0.66%
2014.03.24.204814 0.98%
2014.03.20.232453 3.61%
2014.03.18.224059 0.66%
2014.03.15.013120 2.30%
2014.03.13.161850 0.98%
2014.03.11.234342 0.33%
2014.03.11.160712 0.98%
2014.03.10.225505 0.33%
2014.03.07.182951 1.31%
2014.03.05.221816 0.66%
2014.02.28.212019 0.33%
2014.02.26.045520 4.26%
2014.02.24.172956 0.33%
2014.02.21.042329 1.64%
2014.02.20.170711 0.33%
2014.02.19.185048 0.33%
2014.02.18.174317 0.33%
2014.02.15.004422 2.30%
2014.02.13.012613 1.97%
2014.02.11.223523 0.33%
2014.02.05.153917 4.26%
2014.02.04.044224 0.33%
2014.02.01.021226 2.62%
2014.01.29.231828 0.33%
2014.01.28.010755 0.33%
2014.01.28.010740 0.98%
2014.01.25.024532 2.30%
2014.01.23.230151 0.66%
2014.01.16.003233 8.52%
2014.01.10.195844 5.90%
2013.12.03.231043 0.33%
2013.12.03.230533 42.30%


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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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • 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 AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17572 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 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 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 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA JF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1211
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
updateBetterBrowse.exe (bfe7c759a345bc8ca0b3a996765ae323) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Betbro.F2A
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20013 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.274
ESET-NOD32 10685 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
G Data 24 Win32.Trojan.Agent.AZTLSL
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13930 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13936 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BetterBrowse.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Better Browse
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK214
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK214
VIPRE Antivirus 34586 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 41 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

Displayed publisher: BetterBrowse
URL: betterbrowse.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
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)
Path:C:\Program Files\BetterBrowse\BetterBrowseBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BetterBrowseBHO.dll - BetterBrowse
  • BetterBrowse.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • BetterBrowseUn.exe
  • 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}.
  • 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 Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’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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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.36%
Windows 10 26.89%
Windows XP 8.20%
Windows Vista 6.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.53%
Windows 8.1 15.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.89%
Windows 8 5.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.10%
  India 7.87%
  Germany 5.51%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  France 3.15%
  Netherlands 2.89%
  Canada 2.89%
  Italy 2.62%
  Romania 1.31%
  Australia 1.31%
  Mexico 1.05%
  Switzerland 0.79%
  Spain 0.79%
  Indonesia 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.88%
Dell 21.92%
Acer 16.44%
Toshiba 7.76%
ASUS 6.39%
Lenovo 4.11%
Samsung 3.20%
Sahara 2.28%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Intel 0.91%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.73%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.24%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.24%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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