JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw] is another variation of recently distributed browser hijackers that are specifically designed to attack the windows computers. The hackers spread this malicious application via free downloads, spam email attachments, and hacked web pages. Once this browser hijacker enters in the system, it makes several changes in the system settings without your consent or permission. Even though the infection is actually designed to control the browsing on the targeted PC, but it also changes the security settings of the windows operating system to invite more infections. It alters the browser settings which results in a new homepage as well as default search engine. All such changes are actually aimed to disturb your surfing experience by showing annoying pop-up ads during the browsing sessions. Apart from that, it also keeps redirecting you towards the strange websites. You will be unable to open any site of your choice as long as this infection remains in the system.            


Manual Removal of JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]

After getting infected from the JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw], you need to find a way to get rid of this application. You can achieve this objective by using any reliable automatic tool. The manual removal of this infection is another way of removing this dangerous infection, but it is only recommended for the experienced computer users. The manual removal process consists of the following steps:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

It is compulsory to access the system in the safe mode before starting the manual removal. You have to terminate the normal mode by restarting the PC and access the safe mode operation from the boot options menu by hitting the F8 key while the system is restarting.
End the Malicious Processes

In the next step of this process, you are required to get rid of the malicious processes associated with this infection. Open the windows task manager by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, and click on the processes tab in the task manager window. Remove the following processes one by one by using the “End Process” button:-


Remove the Associated Data

After completing the removal of the associated processes, you need to remove the associated data of this infection. In this regard, following are the files that you have to remove from the system files folder:-

  • %Desktopdir%\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw].lnk
  • %Programs%\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw].lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

You cannot complete the manual removal without cleaning the windows registry. In this regard, open the start menu and run the Regedit command to open the registry editor. Delete the following malicious entries associated with the JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw] \ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]\DisplayName JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw]

Do not forget to restart the system in the normal mode to check the success of the manual removal process. Run a complete system scan after updating the antivirus program.

How to Remove JS:BetterSurf-C [Adw] ?
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