BetterSurf Description

ScreenshotBetterSurf is adware that may be installed onto Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. BetterSurf may embed an unwanted browser plug-in or add-on that shows a variety of random pop-up adverts and messages while the PC user is browsing the web. BetterSurf may also show a variety of irritating pop-up adverts that carry coupons with discounts and other offers. BetterSurf may press Internet users to click on random pop-up ads. BetterSurf may try to increase traffic of advertising websites and benefit from associated links. BetterSurf may reroute computer users to doubtful commercial websites and disturb the web user's work with continuous pop-up ads and messages. BetterSurf may also threaten the target computer user's privacy and security. BetterSurf may trace the web user's surfing activities, that is what websites he is visiting, what information he enters while surfing on the net and other details. Then, BetterSurf may transmit this data to third-parties.
Aliases: Generic5.AKJO [AVG], ADWARE/BetterSurf.C [AntiVir], Generic PUA GI [Sophos], AdWare/BetterSurf.a [Jiangmin], Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud) [Kingsoft], Adware:Win32/BetterSurf [Microsoft], Win32.Trojan.Agent.A4HQGO [GData], AdWare.BetterSurf [VBA32], Adware.Win32.BetterSurf.AF [Baidu-International], JS.BetterSurf [Ikarus], Adware/BetterSurf [Fortinet], Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [VIPRE], Trojan.Siggen6.1379 [DrWeb], Riskware.Win32.BetterSurf.cqshnf [NANO-Antivirus] and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BetterSurf.b [Kaspersky].

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Technical Information

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File System Details

BetterSurf creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmifolfpllfdhilecpdpmemhelmanajl 94
2 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mmifolfpllfdhilecpdpmemhelmanajl 93
3 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dedmngkbaffkenlfdcbganndoghblmap 85
4 %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dedmngkbaffkenlfdcbganndoghblmap 84
5 %ProgramFiles%\BetterSurf 83
6 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\BetterSurf 82
7 %PROGRAMFILES%\BetterSurf\ie\BetterSurf.dll 86,016 25fb9b7ebeb89d813ac671c6c7db4d96 2,051
8 %TEMP%\Better-Surf.exe 490,385 8ea615058f2fd5b7781e2da47d1e7978 11
9 %PROGRAMFILES%\Better-Surf\ie\BetterSrf.dll 174,949 6504d88bb3b08c4bb070c5ee9c7aab60 N/A

Registry Details

BetterSurf creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Better Surf Plus
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {1824FF90-C98E-48A6-838F-E3B6572B0C77}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1824FF90-C98E-48A6-838F-E3B6572B0C77}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value:
SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value:
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Better Surf Plus
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1824FF90-C98E-48A6-838F-E3B6572B0C77}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Better Surf Plus
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value:
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value:
Better Surf Plus
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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