Aasory Setup “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Aasory Setup “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

An adware program on your PC can really ruin your day maybe even your whole week which is why in the paragraphs below we will show you how to handle such an unpleasant and undesirable software component and get rid of it quickly and effectively. Since a lot of users have recently made complaints about one particular adware app known as Aasory Setup “Virus”, this is the one we are going to be focusing on throughout the rest of this write-up. Similarly to other programs of its category, Aasory Setup “Virus” is a software piece that needs to get added to the user’s browser in order to operate. It is usually irrelevant what the targeted browser is – IE, Chrome, Edge, Opera, Firefox or any other, since the majority of adware apps are compatible with pretty much all browsers that you can think of. Ads, box messages, page redirects, pop-ups, banners and other similar intrusive advertising materials is what you could typically expect from an adware app such as Aasory Setup “Virus” as the main function of most such programs is to expose the user to different ads in attempts to promote various products, sites, web stores, programs, apps, online services and so on. Of course, it could (and usually is) really frustrating to have such activities occur in your browser. The ads are oftentimes way too aggressive and overwhelming to the point where it becomes difficult to actually get anything done using your browser. Not only that, but it’s quite possible that your machine might have its security compromised because of the uncontrolled stream of ads, many of which might be unsafe to interact with. Therefore, despite the fact that Aasory Setup “Virus” is not some kind of insidious Trojan Horse or Ransomware threat, it is still widely regarded as an undesirable software piece both because of its irritating behavior and because of the potential hazards to which your PC might get exposed due to the adware’s presence on it. Normally, the best course of action when faced with an app like Aasory Setup “Virus” would be to have it removed and this is what we advise you to do in case this undesirable software piece is presently inside your computer. There are different ways you can uninstall an adware app and we will show you two of them within the Aasory Setup “Virus” removal guide down below. The first removal method involves manually locating and deleting data on your PC that is related to the adware app. The second suggested method is using the recommended removal program that we have added to the guide – it will scan your machine for unwanted data and enable you to automatically eliminate it so that any traces of Aasory Setup “Virus” would get taken care of. It is up to you to choose which removal option fits your preferences the best – just make sure that you eradicate the pesky software before its presence on your machine has lead to any more serious issues.

Aasory Setup “Virus” Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Aasory Setup from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Aasory Setup from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Aasory Setup from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Not a virus but still a security risk

We already mentioned that here we aren’t talking about some insidious malware program that can damage your computer or mess with your personal files in the way that a Ransomware or a Trojan Horse infection could. Still, the potential risks that might come from an app like Aasory Setup are not be overlooked if you want to keep your computer system safe and functional. It is highly advisable that you have no interaction with the ads, banners and page redirects coming from the adware as you can’t be sure if their source can be trusted. Many hackers use deceitful and misleading online offers and ads to trick their victims into downloading virus programs inside their machines. Therefore, make sure that you stay safe and do not open any sketchy adverts until you have taken care of the adware issue.

Making sure your PC stays clean

Aside from staying safe on the Internet and avoiding suspicious web content, another crucial rule that you need to remember and employ in order to prevent the installation of any more adware apps on your machine is to always customize the installation managers of new programs. A method called file-bundling where the undesirable adware is incorporated within the installation manager of another program is a commonly used technique for spreading adware apps. The good news is that you should usually be able to opt-out of the installation of the added components and only install the main program. However, in order to access the settings that would allow you to do that, you might need to go for the Advanced/Custom/Manual setup options so make sure you always do that whenever such options are available. Once inside the Advanced/Custom/Manual setup menu, take a look around and see if anything there seems unwanted – if you notice any suspicious added components, uncheck them and only then continue with the rest of the installation.

SUMMARY:

Name Aasory Setup
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Intrusive ads on your screen will disrupt your browsing if you have adware on your PC.
Distribution Method Some of the usual methods are malvertising and software bundling.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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