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How to Remove Ads by Better Surf? ( Adware Removal Guide )

 

When ads by Better Surf appear too frequently on any your web, are you in doubt that your PC is stuck with virus? Let’s take a closer look at what it is and how to get rid of this kind of ads.

 

What is Better Surf?

 

Similar to Surf and Keep, Better Surf is adware that boosts traffic and generates revenue by injecting ads, sponsored links, additional supplement content, offers and deals that are based on your browsing habit into random your webpage.

It is technically not a virus but a potentially unwanted program (collectively PUP). Why? Because it installs onto your PC without knowledge and permission; alters part of your browser default settings and is suspicious collecting users to be the sales leads for other websites.

Screenshot of Better Surf websites
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Users may download the plugin form this websites by themselves so that to spend their lives being bombarded with a constant stream of Better Surf ads.

 

How Does It Work?

 

After sneaking into computer bundled with free downloads (familiar ones are freeware, video recording/streaming, player updates and so on) from the internet, the adware adds Better Surf plugin to browser regardless Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to generate ads.

Furthermore, Better Surf will exploit its plugin to track users’ browsing history, access their online activity to collect their browsing habit and preferences. So the ads from Better Surf are mostly related to content they are likely to be interested in. However, the negative influence is that Better Surf may also steal your privacy information remaining on your web cookies for immoral commercial use.

 

The Advertising Features of Better Surf

 

Several types of Ads are found to be delivered by Better Surf, including but not limited to the following: sponsored links, In-text ads, coupons and shopping comparison popping up especially while you visit shopping websites, content suggestions shown when you browse other irrelevant websites and traditional display ads such as banners, “pop-ups” and “pop-unders”, ect.

Typically, these ads are labeled with “Ads by Better Surf”, “brought by Better Surf” and “Powered by Better Surf”.

Below display several types of Better Surf ads

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For those adware and PUP like Better Surf which brings us threats of network security and annoy us quiet a lot, we strongly recommend to remove it.

! How to Be Safe Online

(avoid being infected with Better Surf again in the futher)
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How to Remove Ads by Better Surf

 

–Removal guide

Option 1–Remove Ads by Better Surf via Cloud System Booster

Option 2–Three steps to remove Ads by Better Surf

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Option 1–Remove Ads by Better Surf via Cloud System Booster


 

Step 1 Uninstall Better Surf program, Better Surf plugin and residual junk files

 

Note: Better Surf installs onto your PC alongside free downloads from the internet. Under the condition that we can not sure whether these downloads are useful for us and if they allow other additional PUPs access our computer, we’d better remove any of dubious programs installing around the time Better Surf ads appear. Or you can use Anvi Smart Defender to detect malware and remove them automatically

Please close all your browsers before uninstalling.

Uninstall Better Surf program

1. Install free or pro version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool )

2. After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.

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3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Better Surf program, especially these applications installed recently. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)

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Remove Better Surf extension

Click the arrow icon in the bottom right corner of the Home interface and select Slim Toolbar. Then Remove Better Surf browser add-on detected in your browser.

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Remove residual junk files

Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Quick Care button to detect  junk and error files, invalid registry entries in your PC and then Clean them to optimize your PC.

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Please always use the tool like Cloud System Booster to clean up the leftovers in the computer to get a clean and optimized PC environment.

 

Step 2: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker

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Option 2–Three steps to remove Better Surf Extension


 

Step 1: Uninstall Better Surf program from control panel

 

For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Better Surf, select it and click Remove.

 

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Better Surf, select it and click Uninstall/Change.

 

For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Better Surf, select it and click Uninstall/Change.

After remove Better Surf from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download:http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.


 

Step 2: Remove Better Surf browser extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Here we offer you 3 option to remove Better Surf browser extensions from your browser.

Option 1 Remove Better Surf browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)
Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab
Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


 

Option 1 Remove Better Surf browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Better Surf browser add-ons/extensions/toolbars one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove Extensions from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select all of malicious extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab

 

Internet Explorer

Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on Better Surf extension and then click on Disable.

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Firefox

Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Disable to get rid of Better Surf browser add-on.

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Google Chrome

Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate Better Surf extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser

 

Please note that this method will make your personalized browser settings lost and recover to the default settings of browser itself. Please be careful when choose this method to get rid of.

Reset Internet Explorer
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Reset Google Chrome


 

For Internet Explorer users

 

1. Go to Internet Explorer> click the gear icon(for IE 9 and 10)/Tools (for IE 8) at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.

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2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.

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3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset

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4. After completing the reset, click Close and then click OK.

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For Firefox users

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click Troubleshooting information.

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2. Then, click on Reset Firefox to restore browser settings to their original defaults.

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For Google Chrome users

 

1. Click the Chrome menu 8 on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
2. Click Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section. Click Reset browser settings.
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3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows them to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

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If you want know what settings will be impacted after resetting your browser settings, please see Reset browser settings on Google’s website.


 

Step 3: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker

 

To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html  

Purchase link: http://www.anvisoft.com/product/adbupgrade.php

 

After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.

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When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.

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Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.

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Malware Prevention Tips

 

Due to PUP like Better Surf going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.

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Keep your disk drivers clean

 

After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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How to Be Safe Online

( to avoid being infected with Better Surf in the future)
 

To ensure be safe on in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.

 

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