I need help! I want to uninstall Searchbetter.com from Internet Explorer. I have tried many times by uninstalling Internet Explorer and installing again, but this crap is still on it. This website is very annoying, as it always pops up different kinds of ads to take up the whole screen, and I cannot do any other things on computer, I have searched information about this website, so I know it is a browser hijacker. That means my computer is infected. I didn’t do something wrong and I really wonder how it comes into my computer. However, now please help me uninstall it first!

Description of Searchbetter.com Hijacker

Searchbetter.com is sorted to be browser hijacker which can attack windows computer and Mac. At first sight, you may trust that it’s a reliable search tool, since it also provide you with search box, and quick search link to Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay, Twitter and do on, which seems no harm. Therefore, at the beginning, PC users don’t pay attention too much and use it. When you use it, you will find that it cannot help to do searching normally but always redirects you to strange websites and offers unrelated search results. What makes you crazy is that many pop-ups come from those websites. You close one ad, another pops up. These symptoms are all basic actions of browser hijacker. Searchbetter.com infection comes from those infected websites where you may accidentally visit. Those infected websites are compromised with malware or virus. Once you visit them, this browser hijacker or other threats will come. And cyber criminals can insert extension of Searchbetter.com redirect infection into those free downloading application. When PC users download and install the application they need, this hijacker will come. To prevent it, you had better choose customized installation not default one, so that you can get rid of those additional apps. Sometimes, strangers may send you attractive files, and don’t open it, because it may also contain infections like Searchbetter.com hijacker. Be careful of your online activities will help you protect your computer.

Searchbetter.com redirect infection gets on your computer and change the homepage of your web browser and replace your default search engine with its own one. In this way, it takes control of your online action. It redirects to malicious websites, provides incorrect search results and pops up ads, fake messages. Besides, Searchbetter.com hijacker monitors what you do when you surf on the Internet and record those important information and data filled into Internet, and then transfer that info to remote hackers. Especially when you make shopping online and enter you banking or credit card details to make payment, this hijacker records those banking details and gives to hackers for illegal purpose. You may suffer from financial loss. Searchbetter.com hijacker does harms to operating system. For example, it creates junk files in system, which occupies system capacity and makes computer run slow suddenly. And it acts a backdoor to bring other malware to mess up system. System usage will totally be taken up and CPU usage will up to 100%. Computer will be more sluggish and always get stuck. As time goes on, due to this Searchbetter.com redirect and other threats, computer will run in a more malfunctioned way. Therefore, please remove this browser hijacker earlier to keep computer security in a safe state.

Main Traits of Searchbetter.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Searchbetter.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Searchbetter.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Searchbetter.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Searchbetter.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Searchbetter.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Searchbetter.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Searchbetter.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think Searchbetter.com redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Searchbetter.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 3, 2015 2:55 am

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