• Threat Level: Elevated
  • Description: ABetterInternet is an IE Browser Helper Objects which in their own words "delivers advertising and various information and promotional messages to your computer screen while you view Internet web pages in the form of pop-up ads and various other ad formats." It also "redirects certain URLs including your browser default 404-error page, automatically update the Software and install added features including toolbars, conveniently without your input or interaction and install Third Party Software." On top of this aBetterInternet "may, without any further prior notice to you, remove, disable or render inoperative other adware programs resident on your computer, which, in turn, may disable or render inoperative, other software resident on your computer or have other adverse impacts on your computer." "BetterInternet also collects your Internet protocol (IP) address, your domain, your operating system, your browser version, type and language and your Internet Service Provider." Other variants are controlled by and
  • Type: TT_Adware
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  • Removal: This infection can be removed using Spyware Doctor.

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