Maybe you have not hear of the BetterMusic. But when you run your browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and IE the BetterMusic page is shown. And the undesired site can appear again and again, even you close it. It is possible that your system is affected with a browser hijacker. The hijacker can modify web-browser setting like search engine, home page and newtab in order to show automatically the unwanted BetterMusic page instead of your home page or search engine. You will be annoyed about it. Like other undesired software, the browser hijacker can show advertisements without your’s permission, and these annoying ads is difficult to shut down. Even worse, the BetterMusic can gather yours confidential information to get profit.
As mentioned above, the BetterMusic browser hijacker also modifies the web browser’s search provider. So, your web browser, when searching something, will display a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad webpages and search results from the big search engines like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your internet browser.
As well as undesired web-browser redirects to BetterMusic, the hijacker infection may collect your Internet browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential information theft. This is another reason why the browser hijacker that redirects the web-browser to BetterMusic, is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
The BetterMusic browser hijacker infection mostly affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The hijacker infection will perform a scan of the system for browser shortcuts and change them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the browser, you’ll see the BetterMusic undesired webpage.
So, if you happen to encounter undesired BetterMusic home page, then be quick and take effort to get rid of hijacker which cause BetterMusic web site to appear without a wait. Follow the few simple steps below to remove BetterMusic . Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove BetterMusic search redirect (removal guide)
Without a doubt, the hijacker infection is harmful to your machine. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malware. To remove this browser hijacker, you can use the manual removal tutorial which are given below or free malicious software removal utility like Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal solution which will help you to remove BetterMusic easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in computer or in the case where hijacker is not removed automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your computer.
To remove BetterMusic, execute the steps below:
- Manual BetterMusic search removal
- BetterMusic redirect automatic removal
- Block BetterMusic and other intrusive web pages
- How was BetterMusic hijacker installed on computer
- To sum up
Manual BetterMusic search removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of BetterMusic search from the Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and IE.
Remove BetterMusic associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of software by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Fix affected web-browsers shortcuts to get rid of BetterMusic search
Now you need to clean up the browser shortcut files. Check that the shortcut file referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your hijacked web-browser. Select the “Properties” option. It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The browser hijacker which changes internet browser settings to replace your startpage, search engine and new tab page with BetterMusic web page can replace it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web-browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown below.
Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts that redirects to an annoying web pages. When you’ve finished, go to next step.
Remove BetterMusic homepage from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings like new tab, home page and search provider have been replaced by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker infection that causes web browsers to show undesired BetterMusic page. When, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
Delete BetterMusic start page from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web-browser search provider by default, start page and newtab page you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed below.
After the procedure is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search provider to default state.
Remove BetterMusic search from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s homepage, new tab and search provider that have been modified by hijacker.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
BetterMusic redirect automatic removal
It’s not enough to get rid of BetterMusic from your web-browser by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some BetterMusic hijacker related files may remain on your PC and they will restore the browser hijacker even after you remove it. For that reason we advise to run free antimalware utility such as Zemana, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro. Either of those programs should be able to find and get rid of browser hijacker that responsible for web browser redirect to the undesired BetterMusic website.
How to automatically delete BetterMusic with Zemana Free
Zemana Anti Malware highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such ad-supported software and hijackers that most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any BetterMusic browser hijacker infection removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-Malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Installing the Zemana is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
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After downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker which redirects your web-browser to undesired BetterMusic site. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will produce a list of undesired and adware. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will get rid of browser hijacker infection responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to BetterMusic and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Scan your computer and delete BetterMusic with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a free application that created to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, adware and browser hijackers from your PC running MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It will help to identify and get rid of browser hijacker infection which redirects your browser to intrusive BetterMusic web page, including its files, folders and registry keys.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Once the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker which cause BetterMusic page to appear. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When Hitman Pro has completed scanning, HitmanPro will open a list of detected items as on the image below.
Next, you need to click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove browser hijacker which made to reroute your browser to the BetterMusic website and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once finished, the tool may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
How to automatically remove BetterMusic with Malwarebytes
Manual BetterMusic removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker may be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted apps, ad-supported software and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out browser hijacker infection which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive BetterMusic web-site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will start to remove hijacker responsible for redirecting your browser to BetterMusic page. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart your system. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
Block BetterMusic and other intrusive web pages
Use ad-blocker application like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your computer performance and impact your computer security. Surf the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, BetterMusic redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How was BetterMusic hijacker installed on computer
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your system should be clean from hijacker infection that responsible for browser redirect to the unwanted BetterMusic webpage and other malicious software. The Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will no longer display unwanted BetterMusic web-site on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.