Getting rid of BetterSurf virus

I just would like to warn people about the latest virus BetterSurf. It seems to have infected some servers and manages to embed a code into software updates. I downloaded an official Firefox update last night and this morning when I opened the computer, the browser is flooded with BetterSurf ads, banners, and inline ads.

I scanned the computer with Malwarebytes Anti-malware but it doesn’t show any signs of infection. Neither my own antivirus program picked up nothing but a couple of bad files which I think is not relevant to BetterSurf virus.

After searching the web for a couple of hours, I found out that BetterSurf add-on and extension is also injected into Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Although, I have no idea how this virus infiltrates on those browsers.

As of now, I am still searching the web for a proper way to get rid of BetterSurf virus. If you know one, please send me the link.

Thanks and more power to this web site.


  1. abitnerd

    This BetterSurf virus has taken over my Internet browsers two days ago. I have already posted useful removal procedure on various forums. Anyway, you may try the method that works for me.

    Uninstall Unwanted Program:
    1. Go to Start > Control Panel.
    2. Click on ‘Uninstall a program’
    3. Look for Software Version Updater or similar entry and click on Uninstall to remove it.

    Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome and type the following in the address bar – ‘chrome://settings/’. You will see all extensions installed on this browser.
    2. Delete BetterSurf 1.0 from the list. Click ‘Remove’ to confirm removal of this extension.

    Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
    2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A on the keyboard to show Add-ons. You can also navigate to top menu, click on Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Click on the ‘Extension’ tab and look for BetterSurf entry.
    4. Finally, click on ‘Remove’ to trash it.

    Removing Program Files of BetterSurf:
    Navigate to C:\Program Files\ and look for BetterSurf folder. Delete the whole folder and do not forget to empty the recylcle bin afterwards.

    Remove the BetterSurf Task:
    Navigate to C:\Windows\Tasks folder and delete AmiUpdXp.job. Mine is Windows 7, it may appear differently on other operating system. At least you have an idea on what file to delete.

    Deleting BetterSurf Apps:
    Navigate to C:\Users\[Your Name]\AppData\Local and delete the SwvUpdater folder and entire files under it.

    *** If SwvUpdater folder is not visible, perform the following to show hidden files and folders:
    1. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.
    2. Click on Organize > Folder and Search Options that is located on upper left hand of the top menu.
    3. Click on View tab.
    4. Select ‘Show hidden files, folders and drives’

  2. lora grace

    Download Free Antivirus 2013 Antivirus, and then take a virus scan and delete the virus.

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