How to remove (uninstall) Bettersearch.co

This item will explain you the important things about an adware called Bettersearch.co and methods to delete it. If you see lots of pop-ups on each site, and the performance of your machine has suddenly diminished - this article will explain you what adware is, identify the main issue and sweep the system of suspicious software.

Bettersearch.co

Advertising programs include a very long list of different types, but the very efficient of them are browser hijackers, browser toolbars and adware. These programs weren't helpful from the first days, so their aim is to get money by tricking customers. Most of customers believe that these programs are good, being deceived by impressive catalogues of their features, but all these advantages either aren't working, or just cannot exist. What do these utilities really do?

  • Adware differs in that it exposes ad units on each website that the user views and also, on the desktop. Such utilities might be masked almost to anything: media players, driver updaters, software for finding games and movies, system optimizers and even more. Offers which are shown by adware aren't secure and you better not click on them.
  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but not as active as other two types of advertising utilities. Also they pick info about victim's search queries and visited sites that are then passed on to scammers for further usage. This information can be used against the user or passed to third parties for a decent price.
  • Browser hijackers call another sort of issue. Instead of spam they make their victims to visit the infected web-sites. This software helps the dishonest website owners to generate traffic and endangers the whole laptop.

Suchlike tools in conjunction and every one of them can be used for different types of advertising fraud. Despite the difference in modes, they have one thing in common: they were originally designed for deception and scam. Besides the evident nuisance, such as abundance of irritating offers, Bettersearch.co has one more dangerous property and it is the significant decrease of PC's protection.

 

Now, when you know why was this malware made, we will tell you how to locate it. The first and the most dangerous mark of infection is the quite high percentage of pop-ups. Sign #2 is the emersion of suspicious programs on your PC that you don't remember downloading. This may appear if customer passes the link to direct loading of the viral file. Undesired programs act stealthy so you cannot realize that you actually installed them.

The mark №2 is a heavy retardation of the computer, and an increase in the boot time of the system. Retardation of machine's performance isn't only the result of adware, but this happens quite frequently. The reason for such slowdown is that in contradistinction to regular programs, virus works 24/7, displaying pop-ups and redirecting user to undesired sites. This means that virus is launching at PC's boot and shutting down only with the whole computer. If 3-5 such tools will get onto your computer, their simultaneous running overburdens the system, and demands so many resources that good software just can't run. This can cause critical errors of various services, retardation and emergency shutdowns. If you see any of these attributes - you need to check the machine via reputable antivirus or remove all adware manually.

Methods to remove Bettersearch.co

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Bettersearch.co manually

Step 1. Uninstall Bettersearch.co from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Bettersearch.co from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you realize that your machine is in danger and prefer to browse the Internet freely, you should fully uninstall this adware. In your situation it all comes down not only to uninstalling Bettersearch.co but also to massive clearing of PC. Victim can do it by hand, yet it will require lots of time and efforts, and have a greater possibility of failing. The matter is that the advertising software use various techniques to defend themselves from elimination. They keep backup copies in different folders on hard drive, hide their root folders, leave pending tasks for reinstalling after elimination etc. If you are not expert enough in such things, the possibility of failing and following malfunctions is very high. The simplest and the most effective way to remove Bettersearch.co is to download Spyhunter AntiMalware. This antivirus can fast and clean get rid of Bettersearch.co from the machine, but also protect it from threats in the future. Spyhunter has a number of advantages, among which are 24/7 technical support, interaction with well-known antiviral tools, high speed of scanning and removal, daily updates of the viral database and modest price. If you are interested, and want to purchase Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Bettersearch.co from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Bettersearch.co and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Bettersearch.co
  • C:\ProgramData\Bettersearch.co
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Bettersearch.co

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Bettersearch.co" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Bettersearch.co from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Bettersearch.co and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Bettersearch.co from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Bettersearch.co and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Bettersearch.co from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Bettersearch.co from the browser

How to remove Bettersearch.co from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Bettersearch.co

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Bettersearch.co from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Bettersearch.co

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Bettersearch.co from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Bettersearch.co

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Bettersearch.co from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Bettersearch.co and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Bettersearch.co from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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