Remove Ads by "Betabot"Betabot is a web browser hijacker and ad-injector that modifies the browser settings in order to perform browsing redirects into advertisements and earn money from their publishers. The is designed to modify your browser settings and may install additional plugins (toolbars, extensions or add-ons) inside your Web browser in order to promote other links or products. Browser hijackers like this, may redirect users into malicious websites or may install malicious programs in order to compromise their computer to security risks. It may also change the default homepage and search settings in popular Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, without your permission, although the primary purpose is to injects ads (banners, popups, coupon links, etc) in your web browser. If you see unwanted ads in your web browser that state "Powered by Betabot" you are most likely infected. There are several ways a hijacking software like Betabot can reach your computer. It may come as part of a freeware installation that is supported by adware or spyware, so always read carefully the disclaimers appearing during the install process, and watch for additional programs that are being installed along with the main software (toolbars, add-ons and so on) – make sure you uncheck them, and if this is not possible give up on installing the program altogether. Betabot can also come through an infected or misleading email, file share or a drive-by download. Rogue security software developers are also known for browser hijacking, usually pretending that your system is infected and redirecting to their download page.
How to prevent Betabot ad injection? Use an anti-malware program and keep the real-time protection feature activated; keep your browser and other third party software up to date at all times; learn how to configure your browser for higher security, and keep it on a high security level; learn the basics about email security; use caution when downloading and installing freeware, and read carefully the disclaimers and installation steps in order to detect additional software being installed; avoid illegitimate or untrustworthy websites keep the automatic updates of your operating system on.
How to Remove BetabotByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove Betabot as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.
Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.
Download ByteFence AntiMalware
Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.
Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.
Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.
Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.
Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for Betabot along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.
Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with Betabot along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)
Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.
Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and Betabot should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).
Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.
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