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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


BetterBrain is an adware application that has at least two distribution methods. Unlike most of the potentially unwanted programs that usually arrive via bundled downloads, BetterBrain can also be downloaded directly at the main homepage. The main website for this application is located at The fact that the program can be downloaded legally clearly shows that BetterBrain is not a malicious infection. However, computer security experts strongly recommend removing BetterBrain from your system as soon as possible, because it is an adware program, and sooner rather than later it will expose you to potentially corrupted websites.

As far as the program’s origins are concerned, this application does not offer anything new. BetterBrain is directly related to ClickCaption, Highlightly, Quicknowledge, SearchSnacks, TermTutor, and many other potentially unwanted applications. They usually come across as beneficial programs that can enhance your web browsing experience providing you with some unique function. However, since BetterBrain and other applications are free, they also support ads in order to “remain alive” so to speak, and these third-party ads are the main thing you should be concerned with.

Based on our research, BetterBrain displays all sorts of ads: pop-up ads, in-text ads, pop-under ads and what not. The advertisements are usually embedded with third-party links to websites that are supposed to provide you with relevant information related to whatever you have been searching for lately. However, BetterBrain does not review the ad content, so even if a malicious third party decides to make use of this application to promote its dangerous websites, BetterBrain would not be able to do anything about it.

It is certainly disturbing to see a mass of commercial ads that pop up on your browser out of nowhere, especially if you don’t remember installing BetterBrain on your computer. That is often the case because rather than being downloaded directly, BetterBrain is mostly distributed bundled in InstallCore installers. As such, if you have this adware program on your computer, it is also very likely that you have Vosteran search, Pro PC Cleaner, Driver Support or Linkey Project software as well. These are just few of the programs that come with BetterBrain.

We often emphasize that adware programs are not computer viruses, but it does not mean that you should tolerate BetterBrain. Open Control Panel and remove this application. In case BetterBrain came bundled with freeware, you need to terminate other potentially unwanted applications as well.

If you don’t know which programs must be removed, scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner. The full system scan will give you a list of potential threats, and you will be able to delete them automatically. For any further questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.

How to remove BetterBrain

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove BetterBrain.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove BetterBrain.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or remove programs and uninstall BetterBrain.
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