BetterAds Removal Guide

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If you keep getting redirected to questionable websites, then your PC might have been infected with a malicious application called BetterAds. We have classified this program as adware because its only purpose is to redirect you to promoted websites and even alter your search engine’s search results window to include ads as well. Hence, this application performs unsanctioned actions which are characteristic of malware. Therefore, you ought to remove this program from your PC as soon as possible. To find out more about this malicious application, we invite you to read this whole article.

Like most adware, BetterAds is distributed with the help of bundled software installers. While there is no information on what programs come bundled with BetterAds or which particular websites feature it, we assume that this program should be distributed by low-grade freeware distributing sites that make money off bundling free third-party software with adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs. The bundled installers might not disclose the presence of additional software, so you should always opt for advanced installation settings and deselect the programs you do not want to be installed. In addition, this adware has its very own distribution website at Betteradssoftware.com. However, the good news is that the download button on this site does not work, so no one can get it from there.

This program is installed as an application — not a browser extension. Nevertheless, it can affect web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This application starts with Windows automatically, and you cannot turn it off which is a rather malicious feature. Furthermore, the uninstaller featured in Control Panel does not work because all of the files remain after the alleged removal.

Its developers make money off subjecting you to commercial advertisements. Our research has shown that, while you browse the web, this adware redirects you to http://engine.spotscenered.info/Redirect.eng which, in turn, redirects to one of its many promoted websites. There is no guarantee that the promoted links are safe because they come from unknown sources. It is also highly malicious because it redirects you to the sites by force. Moreover, this application might alter your search engine’s search results. We have not seen any cases of this, but have heard reports of such cases. In any case, this does not change the fact that this program is a potential security threat. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as you can.

In closing, BetterAds is a simple adware-type program that can enter your PC secretly since it is being distributed via malicious software bundles. The purpose of this particular program is to forcefully redirect you to its promoted sites that generate its developers money. Nevertheless, it is said that this program can affect your search results and inject ads into the results window. BetterAds is a useless application, so we recommend that you remove it from your PC at your earliest convenience. Please see the guide below for more information.

How to delete this program

  1. Press Win+E keys.
  2. Enter %WINDIR% in the address box and press Enter.
  3. Locate src_srv, right-click it and click Delete.
  4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
  5. Close the window.
  6. Press Win+R keys.
  7. Enter regedit in the box and hit Enter.
  8. Delete the following registry keys.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\betterads
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{376CA350-6C34-4F10-B8DC-586F8CA03009}_is1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\srcsrv
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srcsrv
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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