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BetterSearch.tk Threat Evaluation and Removal Manual

BetterSearch.tk is classified as a browser hijacker. It may have entered the system after a bundled download of freeware. Once installed, BetterSearch.tk may replace the home page with its own, along with the search provider. As a result, http://bettersearch.tk/ search engine is set as the new home page. Keep in mind that reversing it may be a difficult task. New tabs may also be added to the browser without the user’s consent or knowledge.

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BetterSearch.tk Description and Threat Evaluation

Browser hijacking literally means the modification of the browser’s settings without the user’s initial knowledge. The severity of the browser hijacker solely depends on the reason it was developed in the first place. Some browser hijackers are written to spread keyloggers and collect user’s banking credentials, email addresses, etc.

BetterSearch.tk may not employ a keylogger, but it certainly puts the user’s online safety at danger.
If the user is tricked into using the search bar, the displayed results may redirect him to threatening websites loaded with malware. Results brought by bogus search engines are predefined and may be a part of a malicious advertising campaign. If you have bettersearch.tk as a home page, search page and error page, you may want to proceed towards cleaning your system as quickly as possible.better

BetterSearch.tk Removal Options

The most efficient way to deal with the browser hijacker is by installing a powerful AV tool to detect all threats. Once installed, a trusted AV solution will continue to guard the system against the numerous variants of malware lurking in the Web. Have a look at the removal information given below the article.

N.B. To avoid unwanted and dangerous downloads via bundling, always opt for the advanced installer to uncheck unnecessary pieces of software.

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1. Restore the settings in your browser

1. Remove BetterSearch.tk from your browser

Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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Select BetterSearch.tk and click “Remove

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After BetterSearch.tk is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate BetterSearch.tk and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After BetterSearch.tk is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select BetterSearch.tk to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After BetterSearch.tk has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on BetterSearch.tk
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall BetterSearch.tk. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the BetterSearch.tk will be removed.

    2. Remove BetterSearch.tk automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    2. Remove BetterSearch.tk automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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