How to remove Better Tab (thebettertab.com)

What is Better Tab?

Better Tab (thebettertab.com) is a browser add-on which is supposed to improve your online experience. This application modifies your homepage and new tab by adding its tools like task manager, wallpaper manager and clock. In reality, Better Tab is a browser hijacker that gets your system into trouble. Initially, it forcibly set http://www.thebettertab.com/ as your default search engine. This is no good to user because it displays only sponsored search results. That’s the whole point of monetization of Better Tab. It also fills up your system with numerous pop-up ads which will haunt you everywhere while surfing. Beside that, you will face constant redirects , some of them can lead to unsafe web pages.

Better Tab hijacker

Another unpleasant feature of Better Tab is collecting personal information like frequently visited pages, search queries, clicked ads, e.t.c. Using these data, program selects appropriate advertisement based on your preferences. However, nobody can guarantee that your personal data will not fall into the wrong hands. This might result in serious privacy issues. Appearance of bothersome pop-up ads on the computer screen, slowness of the system, redirecting links, randomly opening page and even spying on your Internet activity, all of these are the result of the Better Tab impact. This guide is dedicated to help you with this problem.

How to remove Better Tab from your computer?

The best and easiest way to remove Better Tab from your computer is to use special anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. The program is fully automated, all you need to do is to download and install it. Once you’ve installed anti-malware application, it will scan your system and remove all the threats.

Antivirus – it scans your computer and detects various threats like Better Tab, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete Better Tab and also protect your system from similar viruses in further. Use this removal tool to get rid of Better Tab for FREE.
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Norton 360 Antimalware – this program will help you to get rid of Better Tab. It can find malicious program that is corrupting your system and clean up junk files after removal.
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CleanMyMac – fully removes all instances of Better Tab from Mac and Safari. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete Better Tab. Use this removal tool to get rid of Better Tab for FREE.
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Combo Cleaner – can find malicious program that is corrupting your system and clean up junk files after removal.
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How to remove Better Tab manually

Step 1: Remove Better Tab from Control Panel

In order to get rid of Better Tab, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing Better Tab, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.

Mac OSX:

  1. Launch Finder
  2. Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  3. If you see Uninstall Better Tab or Better Tab Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Windows XP:

  1. Select Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then choose Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Search for Better Tab.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Select Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Better Tab and choose Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Select Search.
  3. After that choose Apps.
  4. Next Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Better Tab, select it and choose Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, then select Settings at the top.
  2. Choose App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, find Better Tab and select it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for suspicious recently installed programs.

Step 2: Remove Better Tab from browsers

Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Better Tab from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Choose Tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Search for Better Tab.
  6. Select the trash can icon to remove it.

Safari:

  1. Click Preferences from Safari menu
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find Better Tab or other extensions that look suspicious.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Select Better Tab.
  4. Choose Disable or Remove option.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Choose Manage Add-ons option.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Next select Disable Better Tab.
  6. Choose More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Step 3: Removing malicious link from your browser shortcuts

Sometimes even removing of malicious program from your computer and web browser can’t help. If you are still facing unknown webpage when you open your web browser, then you might have your browser shortcut changed. It’s pretty common trick that performs most of browser hijackers. They change your browser shortcut so that every time you open it you’ll see not your homepage, but some advertisement webpage. But this issue is quite simple to fix. The instruction stated below matches most of the browsers.

  1. Right-click on your browser shortcut, choose Properties.
  2. If you see a link to some website after .exe in the Target field, read on.
  3. Usually you are not able to delete a link from Target field, that’s why you need to click on the Open File Location button in this window.
  4. Once you’ve opened file location, select chrome.exe/firefox.exe/iexplore.exe.
  5. Right-click on this file and choose Sent to option, then Desktop (create shortcut).
  6. New shortcut will have no additional redirection links.
  7. Delete old infected shortcut. If you got one in your taskbar, delete it from there too.
  8. Now you have new and clear shortcut without redirection to unknown websites.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

To be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset your browser. It will restore your browser settings to default.

Reset browser settings in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Reset browser settings in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Reset browser settings in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.
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