BetterAds Removal Guide

Do you know what BetterAds is?

A program that goes by the name of BetterAds is a suspicious program at best. Even though it is advertised as a great tool that you should have to help you with your online shopping, you should know that it has been classified as one more intrusive adware program. In reality, this application will not be helpful in any way; it will only present you with an unusual amount of third-party web content randomly. If that was not enough, you should know that this devious application could prove to be the primary reason other suspicious and even potentially malicious applications might enter your operating system without any major problems. If you consider yourself to be a security conscious user make no mistake about BetterAds and conduct its complete removal right away. Do so by using the detailed removal instructions crafted by our research team.

The primary indication that BetterAds is up and running on your PC is a web browser filled with dubious third-party web content. In the majority of cases, such content is presented to you as commercial ads, pop-ups, and coupons. While at first all of that might seem useful, you will gradually realize that no ad or pop-up can be considered beneficial in any way. What is even more annoying is the fact that devious content is presented to you in an utterly random manner. All of this happens because this ad-supported program establishes a lasting connection to a suspicious adware server, which is the mains source of all the ads, pop-ups, and coupons. Unfortunately, breaking this connection is a rather difficult task especially for users with no advanced computer knowledge. It is important to highlight that in some cases large quantities of devious content could cause your web browser to crash. If that was not annoying enough, you must also be aware of the fact that this adware will constantly open a suspicious third-party website for as long as your browser is in use. It should be more than obvious that due to such functionality surfing the web the way you are used to will be impossible. Make sure to delete BetterAds once and for all as it is the only way that you can regain your web browser's default functionality.

In addition to being annoying and invasive BetterAds could prove to be quite dangerous as well. Since it could be distributed via bundled installers, it is quite likely that it might come along with other suspicious programs. Therefore, we highly advise you to check your entire operating system for other questionable application if you did not install this adware consciously. Furthermore, you should also know that some ads, pop-ups, and coupons powered by BetterAds could prove to be quite dangerous. That is so because they could be implemented with redirect links, which could lead to dubious and even malicious websites. For example, by clicking on such an ad you could find yourself on a site that hosts malicious software. In other situations you could land on a site that runs an arbitrary code execution exploit and just entering such a site could be more than enough to infect your PC with some unknown malware. There is also a chance that you could end up on fake online stores which are used by cyber crooks to steal your credit card data and other sensitive information. Even though ads and pop-ups hosting redirect links are not presented often, the possibility of coming across one remains. Do not take any risks and delete BetterAds at the very same time that it is found active on your PC.

Below we provide detailed instructions that will help you delete BetterAds in a quick and easy manner. Under no circumstances delay the removal procedure since that could lead to detrimental outcomes. The same can be said about an incomplete removal because its traces might still be usable, meaning that the invasive ads and pop-ups might continue to bother you. In other situations, leftovers of BetterAds could be used for its silent restoration. Thus, it is crucial to follow the instructions with care. You can avoid finding yourself in such a situation by simply double-checking your PC for anything associated with the adware in question once you are done with the manual removal.

How to remove BetterAds from your PC

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Windows.
  3. Right-click a folder entitled src_srv and select Delete.
  4. Right-click the Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.
  5. Click the Windows button.
  6. Type regedit into the search box and select it.
  7. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node.
  8. Right-click a registry key called betterads and select Delete.
  9. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  10. Right-click registry key called {376CA350-6C34-4F10-B8DC-586F8CA03009}_is1 and select Delete.
  11. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services.
  12. Right-click a registry key called srcsrv and select Delete.
  13. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services.
  14. Right-click a registry key called srcsrv and select Delete.

In non-techie terms:

It is not surprising that manual removal might seem a bit too complicated for some users since it involves manual registry editing. If you happen to be one of those users, do not worry. Below we provide an alternative removal guide. Use it to delete BetterAds in an automated manner.