ABetterInternet.C

Overview

ABetterInternet.C, also called "My Panic Button", shows according to the EULA advertisements based on the web pages you view and the web sites you visit. ABetterInternet.C may update itself without any input or user interaction, install third party software and add links to your desktop. It will also hijack the browser's error page.

From the developer: During the process of accepting this Agreement, downloading and/or using the Software, you may be offered the opportunity by BetterInternet to download software ("Third Party Software") from third party software vendors ("Third Party Vendors") pursuant to the terms of sublicense agreements or other arrangements between BetterInternet and yourself or between the Third Party Vendors and yourself ("Third Party Software Agreements"). to enable BetterInternet to provide its Software, BetterInternet collects certain types of non-personally identifiable information about individuals who are served ads by the Software.
By installing the Software, you understand and agree that the Software may, without any further prior notice to you, automatically perform the following: display advertisements of advertisers who pay a fee to BetterInternet; display links to and advertisements of related websites based on the information you view and the websites you visit; store non-personally identifiable statistics of the websites you have visited; redirect certain URLs including your browser default 404-error page to or through the Software; automatically update the Software and install added features or functionality conveniently without your input or interaction; and install desktop icons and installation files and third-party software.
Source

Classification

Adware

Files

MYPBTN.exe, mypbutn.exe

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Vendor

BetterInternet Inc whois

Variants

ABetterInternet  ABetterInternet.3p_1n  ABetterInternet.B  ABetterInternet.C  ABetterInternet.D  ABetterInternet.E  ABetterInternet.F  ABetterInternet.susp 

End User License Agreement

2003-11-24

Privacy policy

2003-11-24

Detection

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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall ABetterInternet.C from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for an entry called "My PanicButton". If you run into problems uninstalling, please contact the vendor at contact@abetterinternet.com for support.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove ABetterInternet.C manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If ABetterInternet.C remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the value pointing to 'MYPBTN.exe', if it exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Delete the following directory and its content:
    %ProgramsDir%\My PanicButton\
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
  7. Delete %WinDir%\mypbutn.exe
    Note: %WinDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows (Windows 95/98/Me/XP) or C:\WINNT (Windows NT/2000).

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