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How to Remove Better-Search.net Homepage from IE/chrome/Firefox

Question.

I want to remove Better-Search.net popup from computer, I just would like to know the steps How to Remove Better-Search.net Virus ? from my computer, Thanks in Advance.

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Solved Answer.

Better-Search.net is an Browser Hiajker, which displays advertisements on your browsers when you surfing. You should stop it in a priority basis. To remove this we have given below a detailed instruction to get rid of Better-Search.net from Windows 7,8,vista,xp.

Better-Search.net is also categorized as ‘PUP’ (Potentially Unwanted Program). It is used to promote advertisements and sponsored links through your browser screen. This unwanted program comes into computers bundled with various free software packages that you can get from internet. This program wants to increase web traffic on their websites. It is able to work with all popular web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Once Better-Search.net is installed into your computer, the Better-Search.net will display pop-up ads and sponsored links when you are browsing the internet or visit other websites. If you click on these advertisements and sponsored links, it redirects you to some unknown websites. You will be also found your computer and internet speed become slowly than usual. It will show coupons and other deals available on different websites. It can work with all popular operating systems like windows xp, vista, 7 and windows 8.

Better-Search.net enters into your computer via free software packages without your permission. So you should pay attention when you download a free software packages from internet. Be very careful what you agree to install. You should not download from any 3rd party website.

In fact, Better-Search.net is technically not a virus or malware at all. However it’s categorized as a “PUP” (Potentially Unwanted programs). Because anyone never wants to install Better-Search.net directly, usually it installs additionally with another software packages. It may brings lots of other malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system.

Better-Search.net Removal Instructions

To secure your web browser, you should take a quick action to uninstall Better-Search.net from your computer. In order to remove this Better-Search.net, you have to follow some article mentioned steps very carefully.


Step 1 : To Uninstall Better-Search.net from computer

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now click on Programs –> Program and Features –> Uninstall a program (Wind7, 8, Vista).
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Uninstall a program for Vista, 7, 8

 

  • For Windows XP users click on Add/Remove Programs.
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Uninstall a program for Windows xp
  • You will get a window which have listed all the installed programs.
  • Uninstall the programs, if you find any, from below list (Suspicious Programs list). Because all these programs are unwanted. You should uninstall all them immediately.
Uninstall all unwanted programs
Uninstall all unwanted programs

 

Suspicious Programs list

  • Better-Search
  • Browser defender
  • Browser protect
  • Browser protected by conduit
  • Delta search, Babylon, awesomehp software
  • LessTabs
  • WebCake 3.0
  • Yealt
  • LyricsContainer
  • VideoSaver
  • AddLyrics
  • privacy safe gaurd
  • unfriend checker
  • Price peep today
  • Coupon amazine
  • TidyNetwork.com
  • DownloadTerms 1.0
  • Yontoo
  • Uninstall all the unwanted programs, which are not listed here.

Automatic Fixit

Download Adware Remover Tool v3.6 to remove Better-Search.net Automatically from all of you browsers, This is a Freeware utility specially deigned for Adware Removal. This tool can remove adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox and their registry as well..

TSA_Fixit

Adware-Removal-Tool-v3.6.exe

 

Step 2 : To Remove Better-Search.net from Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.Better-Search.net, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Now Restart Internet explorer

Remove Better-Search.net from registry

  • Click on Start and type Run and then type “REGEDIT” in the run box and then hit enter
  • In the registry editor go to Edit menu and then click on find option, you will get edit box to search any string to registry editor
  • Type in the find edit box “Better-Search.net” and click on Find Next
  • The search result will highlighted that key which have the same string
  • Edit that key and change the “Better-Search.net” string to “google.com
  • Use F3 key to find Next, Replace all them to “google.com”
  • Then Restart the internet explorer

Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools menu (If tools menu doesn’t appear then press “F10” key once to active the menu bar), click on Internet Option. A internet option window will open.
  • For IE9, IE10 users may click on Gear icon IE Gear Icon. Then click on tools.
  • Click on Advanced tab, then click on RESET button.
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation, tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button on that. (As shown on below screenshot)

Internet Explorer Reset2

  • Now you will appear a popup says that complete all the tasks. After completion click on close button.

Step 3 : To Remove Better-Search.net from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under Startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.Better-Search.net, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Remove Better-Search.net from Firefox configuration file.

  • In the Firefox type this command in the address bar “about:config” and then hit enter to open this page
  • After that you will get a page which is asking for permission to open config page that confirm that please use it carefully so please click on button named as “I’ll be carefully, I promise“.
  • Now you will a configuration page with search option on the top, so please type “Better-Search.net” into search bar, you will get the result.
  • Replace all the string from “Better-Search” to “google
    In the search result do double click on the all entries (related to Better-Search.net) one by one, and change them to “google.com”
  • You can Right click on found results one by one and choose RESET option.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open “Troubleshooting information” page into Firefox.
  • Open Firefox and then go the Help menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information”, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option, It will take time to reset

Firefox Reset1

Firefox Reset2

 

Step 4 : To Remove Better-Search.net from Google Chrome

Remove unwanted homepage & search engine from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), click on Settings. You will get a configuration page.
  • Under configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on their Set Pages. A another window will come up. Here you will appear the bunch of URL’s under “Set pages”. Delete all them and then enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
Google Chrome Homepage step1
Google Chrome Homepage Reset step1
Google Chrome Homepage2
Google Chrome Homepage reset step 2
  • In the same configuration page click on Manage search engines button. Delete all the search engines from there, just keep only www.goole.com as your default search Engine.
Google Chrome Homepage3
Google Chrome search engine step 3
Google Chrome Homepage4
Google Chrome search engine step 4
Google Chrome Homepage5
Google Chrome search engine Step5

Remove unwanted extensions from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), then click on Tools then, click on Extensions. (As shown on below screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions1

  • You will get a configuration page. which have installed all the extensions, Remove Better-Search extension & also remove all the unwanted extensions from there. To remove them, click on remove (recycle bin) icon Google Chrome remove extensions button(as shown on screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions2

Reset Google Chrome

  • Close all Google Chrome browser
  • Now open this following path
    • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) , then you will get Run box.
    • Copy and Paste this following command in this Run box then hit Enter or OK
    • Windows XP
      %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    • Windows 7, 8, Vista
      %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • In the default folder please find a file named as “Preferences“ and now just need to rename this file from “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“
  • In the same default folder please find a one more file named as “Web Data“ and now just need to rename this file from “Web Data“ to “Web Data.old
  • Now Start your Google chrome.

Step 5 : To remove Better-Search.net registry entries with Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from registry, please follow the steps.

5.1 : Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner.exe

5.2 : Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe).

5.3 : When you get it started, click on scan button to search the Better-Search.net files and registry entries (As shown below screenshot).

adwcleaner-scanning-process

5.5 : When scanning process will be finished, click on Clean button to delete all the Better-Search.net files and registry entries (as shown on below screenshot)

adwcleaner-cleanup-process

Step 6 : To remove Better-Search.net with Hitman-Pro

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe

Hitmanpro-found-adware

 

Step 7 : To remove Better-Search.net with Malwarebytes.

7.1 : Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes.exe

How to use malwarebytes

How to use malwarebytes

7.2 : Update online Virus Definition

How to use malwarebytesHow to use malwarebytes

7.3 : Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

7.4 : When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

7.5 : After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

How to use malwarebytes

 

This post was last updated on:2014-02-08 | First Published:2014-02-08

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One comment

  1. Van Bruwaene Roger

    Thank you for the prima tool to remove “Better search ” virus , it worked short and for 100% .

    I would do a donnation ,but I don’t have a credit card or pay-pal at the moment .I have only a banccart ,and no visa .May be I’ll look for it and do a donnation later .
    Thank you,

    Roger

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