Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FAQ about Better Surf Ads and Efficient Way to Remove Ads by Better Surf



What Is Better Surf Ad 

According to Global PC Support Center, it is an adware supported by Adware:Win32/BetterSurf. Adware as it is, it has been reported to have heavily irritated PC users and do make some troubles:
  1. Randomly pop up on browsers when connection is available.
  2. Browser would crash after Better Surf has been ever detected.
  3. It takes longer to wait for desirable content.
Due to the adverse response from wide range of PC users and the unpleasant behavior, bettersurf ad has been finally identified as PUP (potentially unwanted program).

Why Anti-virus programs do not remove better surf ad?

Anti-virus program is created to deal with infections. Being as PUP, bettersurf manages to promote sales and intercept traffic without being interrupted by installed security utilities.

Is better surf harmful?

Apart from rvzr2-a.akamaihd.net better surf ad pops up ads from other operators, which will impose a lot more plug-ins, cache to target browser and machine. One can easily find “Media Player V1” plug-in and other unknown ones when accessing extension/plug-in section. As a result, the browser become prone to crash when several tab is opened at the same time. As a matter of fact, the real harm that should make victims concerned is that the technique bettersurf applies: BHO technique and JS technique. It is the two techniques that make better surf manage to stay on the target machine without being removed easily.

Such sticky character indicates modifications in both browser settings and system configuration. As a consequence, web vulnerability is brought into being. Once being detected by infections concealed in the Internet, the two techniques will be taken advantage to commit the following listed vicious deeds:
  1. Download and install .dll/.exe files to overwrite file information without being interfered.
  2. Record log-in credentials secretly so as to spread vicious code to a broader range.
  3. Help mount web applications without authorization to get extra revenue.
These always happen once the web vulnerability being exploited by additional infections (browser malware particularly), according to Patricia Howard, a specialized technician with over a decade hands-on background in computer security industry.. With security threat, mechanical issues can also happen alongside:
  1. Error issue occurs.
  2. Browser crashes frequently.
  3. Computer becomes slower in performance.
  4. CPU is consumed considerably.
To get rid of the harassment by PUP like Better Surf ad and to safeguard the computer, it is advisable to remove it with efficient steps. Below is the manual way offered by Global PC Support Center. You are welcome to follow up and help yourself. Should there be any difficulty in proceeding the steps due to deficient computer knowledge, it is recommended to contact VilmaTech Online Support and get professional help provided just in time.

Manual Way: Efficient Way to Remove Better Surf Ad

Access extension/plug-in section to remove Better Surf ad and its affiliates.

Internet Explorer
Tools icon > click on Manage add-ons > find any item related to better surf respectively in ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.

Mozilla Firefox
Tools menu > click Options > click on ‘Add-ons’ > select ‘plugins’ panel > select ‘Never Activate’ in its drop down menu.

Google Chrome
Spanner icon in the top right of the browser > select "Tools" > go to ‘Extensions’ > find and select associated items to better surf > hit the dustbin icon to stop better surf ad from popping up.

Opera menu > select Extensions > click Manage Extensions > find better surf ad > click “Uninstall” button to uninstall better surf extension.

'Safari' menu > select 'Preferences' >  'extensions' tab > find better surf ad > press Uninstall button.

Enable popup blocker that comes with installed browser. 

Mozilla Firefox
Tools option > Web features > select better surf ad as the intended item to be blocked.

Internet Explorer
Tools window > select Options > Privacy tab > pop-up Blocker section > check “Block pop-ups” > remove better surf ad.                            

Google Chrome
Tool menu > choose Options > “Under the Hood” tab > “Content Settings” > choose “Pop-ups” on the left pane > access “Exceptions” on the right > make better surf ad in the wanted list > press “OK” button.

Opera’s menu >  “settings” option > select “Preference” > General tab > “Pop-up” section > “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > hit OK button.

Apple icon > "Safari" option > "Preference" > "Security" tab > check  "Block pop-up windows".

Bring up Service window to end better surf ad’s service, if there’s any 

Windows 8
Windows Explorer > Administrative tools > Services icon > remove/disable better surf ad.

Win key and R key > run box > type “services.msc” > hit Enter key > remove/disable better surf ad.

Mac OS X
Finder menu >“Services” > “Services Preferences” > “Services” section > non-tick better surf ad.

Better Surf ad has been detected to collaborate with rvzr2-a.akamaihd.net to ruin PC users’ surfing experience. As a sales promotion tool, it employs BHO and JS techniques to stay on a target machine. Therefore, anti-virus programs are not able to help remove Better Surf ad and solve popup issue. Due to the potential dangers that Better Surf ad could bring as aforesaid, it is recommended to remove Better Surf ad as soon as possible and manual removal method is the most optimal option to choose from. Be noted that the installation of Better Surf ad brings web vulnerability, additional intrusive infections may have been mounted without permission and knowledge, it is necessary to remove those infections during the removal process; otherwise, failure can be expected. If you get stuck and do not know what to do, it is advisable to use recommended online PC security service.


Reference: http://blog.vilmatech.com/bettersurf-ads-get-correct-understanding-efficient-removal-way/

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