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Should I remove Betternet for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,933
United States Rank #8,772
Reach 0.0316%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.06 days
208.32 days >
Average installed length: 109.46 days


VersionDistribution 11.24% 1.77% 0.80% 0.16% 0.32% 20.87% 0.32% 4.49% 1.44% 58.59%

Betternet for Windows


Betternet for Windows is a program developed by Betternet Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 11.99 MB (12,568,411 bytes). BetternetUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Betternet for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: betternet.co
Help link: support.betternet.co
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Betternet\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2E77104D-96E1-4A9C-86F2-C7CF4C70EB35}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Betternet for Windows

  • BetternetUpdater.exe - Betternet.Windows.Updater (Betternet Updater)
  • BetternetForWindows.exe - Betternet for Windows (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • Betternet.Windows.Common.dll - BetternetCommon (Betternet Application Common Library)
  • Betternet.Windows.Logic.dll - BetternetLogic (Betternet Application Logic)
  • Betternet.exe - Betternet (Betternet for Windows)
  • Xceed.Wpf.AvalonDock.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit - AvalonDock
  • Xceed.Wpf.AvalonDock.Themes.Aero.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit - AvalonDock Aero Theme
  • Xceed.Wpf.AvalonDock.Themes.Metro.dll - Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit - AvalonDock Metro Theme
  • Xceed.Wpf.AvalonDock.Themes.VS2010.dll
  • Xceed.Wpf.DataGrid.dll - Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit - DataGrid
  • Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.dll - Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit
  • DotNetZip.dll - Ionic's Zip Library
  • latestRules.json
  • openvpn-install.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Betternet.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A914FB75-08D3-41B4-ACEE-D7138B236B7B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Betternet for Windows?

You can uninstall Betternet for Windows 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 Betternet for Windows, 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 Betternet for Windows.

Win 10 79%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.72%
Windows 7 19.84%
Windows Vista 1.28%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 38.33%
Windows 10 Pro 22.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.57%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.48%
Windows 7 Professional 5.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.97%
  United Kingdom 7.46%
  France 3.36%
  Netherlands 3.36%
  Italy 3.23%
  Australia 2.99%
  Saudi Arabia 2.36%
  Singapore 2.24%
  Canada 1.74%
  Germany 1.49%
  United Arab Emirates 1.24%
  India 1.12%
  Poland 1.00%
  Turkey 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.01%
Dell 17.76%
Acer 16.12%
ASUS 10.75%
Lenovo 7.71%
Toshiba 6.54%
Samsung 1.87%
MSI 1.64%
Alienware 0.93%
Intel 0.93%
Medion 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.79%
Acer Aspire 5742 5.37%
HP HP Notebook 4.55%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.72%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.89%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.48%


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