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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts


If you have BetterAds on your computer, then there are a few things you should know about it such as its ability to redirect you to promoted websites without your authorization. We have classified this program as adware because showing shady ads is its only purpose. We have also received information that suggests that this application might even alter the search results of your used search engine and inject ads into it. We suggest that you remove it, but you should know that its uninstaller found in Control Panel does not work, so you have to delete all its files manually. We will talk about how this program is distributed, how it works, and you can get rid of it, so if you have it on your PC, then you might want to read this whole article.

BetterAds is adware, and as such, it is dedicated to subjecting you to promoted content of unverified legitimacy. We have tested this program and found that it was designed to redirect you to while you browse the web. As if that was not enough, this website is set to redirect you to various promoted websites that will try to sell you something or offer you some kind of useless service. You should be careful because you might get scammed. Indeed, the promoted content comes from unknown sources, so there is no telling whether the websites are safe. Moreover, we have received information claiming that BetterAds is capable of modifying your search engine’s search results and include additional links. Again, these links are unreliable so keeping this program is a bad idea.

We have classified this program as adware and consider it malicious because it performs actions such as redirecting you to promoted websites automatically without your authorization. Furthermore, this program is at the very least potentially unwanted because its uninstaller does not work, so the user must delete all of its files manually.

We have found that this application has its own promotional and distribution website at This website states that this program will supply you with the most relevant high-quality advertisements available, but that is just marketing talk because the reality is that it will show you the same ads over and over again until the ad campaign is modified. Fortunately, the download button on this website does not work. However, we have discovered that this program is also being distributed using malicious software bundles. These bundles can feature BetterAds and install it on your computer automatically, but you might be able to uncheck its installation in the advanced installation settings menu. These bundles can only be hosted by rather questionable software distributing websites since the popular ones would not risk the bad publicity and be unethical.

As you can see, BetterAds is one useless piece of programming that is dedicated to obstructing your browsing experience by redirecting you to promoted websites and altering the search results to accommodate ads. The ads it shows can come from unknown sources, so some of them might compromise your computer’s security. All things considered, BetterAds is an undesirable application that is also difficult to get rid of because you need to delete its files manually. To remove it, please consult the instructions provided below this article.

Removal Instructions

  1. Simultaneously hold down Windows+E keys.
  2. Type %WINDIR% in the address box and hit Enter.
  3. Find src_srv, right-click it and click Delete.
  4. Empty the Recycle Bin.

Delete the registry keys

  1. Simultaneously hold down Windows+R keys.
  2. Enter regedit in the box and hit Enter.
  3. Delete the following registry keys.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\betterads
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{376CA350-6C34-4F10-B8DC-586F8CA03009}_is1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\srcsrv
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srcsrv
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