Searchbetter.com virus - How to remove

SearchBetter.com is a website owned and operated by APN, LLC. Although it looks like a regular search provider, a lot of computer users complain about this website. The problem about it is that it changes your homepage without your permission and forces users to use it as a default search provider. Unfortunately the program is not able to provide the best search results and it tries to promote sponsored websites, so you cannot really trust that you will be provided with the best suggestions. Removal of SearchBetter.com virus can also be quite complicated which also contributes to the fact why it is classified as a browser hijacker.

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It is recommended to scan your system with a reputable anti-malware program, like Spyhunter or StopZilla, and remove SearchBetter.com virus as soon as possible. We have also provided a step-by-step guide that will help you to eliminate this hijacker and restore the settings of affected browser. Check it out below this article.

About SearchBetter.com virus

SearchBetter.com virus corrupts Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and possibly some other browsers. Once there it replaces your default search provider and start page with its own. If you make a search using it, you will see that SearchBetter.com virus includes tons of commercial links in a list of search results and constantly tries to redirect you to unknown sponsored websites.

Additionally, it may track your browsing habits and even invite more potentially unwanted programs to your computer. It can be installed together with adware, browser plugins, etc. that can flood your system with commercial ads and cause other issues. Here what it discloses about collecting information about your browsing. It doesn’t add any security either.

This information includes: (a) your Internet Protocol (IP) address; (b) the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the Site; (c) your browser and platform type; (d) your browser language; and (e) the data in any undeleted “cookies” that your browser previously accepted from us (see “How are cookies used on the Site?” below). Additionally, when you enter a search query using the Site or Services, we will receive the query text and process it, together with the above data, to return a search results page to you.

Distribution Methods of SearchBetter.com virus

To avoid SearchBetter.com virus, be more careful when installing any free software to your computer. It usually comes bundled with various video or music players, PDF creators and other popular free applications. Always follow installation steps of such programs and make sure you don’t allow them to change your homepage or default search provider to SearchBetter.com or other unknown website.

If any of your browsers have already been taken, remove SearchBetter.com virus as soon as possible. Uninstall everything related to this program from your programs list and restore the settings of affected browsers. A full guide how to do it can be found below. You can also simply scan your computer with an anti-malware and fix this problem automatically.


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Manual removal of SearchBetter.com virus

How to remove Searchbetter.com virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Searchbetter.com virus install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Searchbetter.com virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Searchbetter.com virus easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopHow To remove Searchbetter.com virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Searchbetter.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How To remove Searchbetter.com virus from Firefox:Top

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Searchbetter.com virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Searchbetter.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove Searchbetter.com virus from Microsoft Edge:Top

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Searchbetter.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Searchbetter.com virus from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Searchbetter.com virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Searchbetter.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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