What is Bettersurf?
Bettersurf is a potentially unwanted program that manifests itself in the form of pop-ups. This browser extension displays coupon deals and various discounts that are supposed to help you save money on your online shopping. Bettersurf is directly related to Superfish Windows Shopper application. Once you have this extension installed on your PC, the deals will be displayed whenever you visit major online shopping malls. Although the application is not a dangerous computer threat, users are highly recommended to remove Bettersurf from their systems, because of possible security risks.
How does Bettersurf enter my Windows system?
When some users see Bettersurf ads being displayed while they browse the Internet, they think that is a malware infection symptom. Nevertheless, we have already established that this browser extension is not a computer virus. In fact, most of the time users install Bettersurf along with Superfish Windows Shopper themselves, because this application generally is downloaded together with freeware applications. Therefore, if you download a shareware game, a video player, or any other free application, make sure that you read the installation steps carefully. Although it may seem that Bettersurf gets installed onto your PC surreptitiously, but users ALWAYS allow the extension to be installed themselves. Delete Bettersurf if you already have it on your Windows operating system.
What is the behavior of Bettersurf?
This extension is easily compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Whenever you visit such online shopping website as eBay or Amazon, the moment you hover your mouse cursor over a purchase you want to buy, Bettersurf will display a number of deals for you. The new window will have a line at the bottom that says “Bettersurf powered by Superfish”. These messages will also contain links to similar goods that you may want to explore, but it would be for the best if you ignored these suggestions, because a malicious third party could easily make use of Bettersurf to promoted links to corrupted websites. And if that is the case, you could be exposed to a malware infection.
How to remove Bettersurf?
Since Bettersurf is installed together with Superfish Windows Shopper, in order to remove it, you need to delete Superfish Windows Shopper first. Then, restore your browser settings manually. To achieve that, follow the instructions below.
Manual Bettersurf Removal
How to remove Bettersurf from Windows 8
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- When Charms bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Windows Shopper.
How to remove Bettersurf from Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove Windows Shopper.
How to remove Bettersurf from Windows XP
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Windows Shopper.
How to erase Bettersurf from browser?
How to delete Bettersurf from Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
- Remove WindowsShopper from Toolbars and Extensions.
How to remove Bettersurf from Mozilla Firefox
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A for Add-ons manager tab to open.
- Remove WindowsShopper from Extensions.
How to eliminate Bettersurf from Google Chrome
- Press Alt+F and click Tools.
- Select Extensions and remove WindowsShopper from the list.
Eventually, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, because you need to make sure that your computer is not infection with unwanted programs.