Baby Setup “Virus” Removal (July 2018 Update)

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

An adware program isn’t something you should be afraid of. Sure, if you have such software latched onto your browser, you are likely to experience different forms of browsing disruptions like, for example, redirects to sponsored sites and webpages, generation and display of pesky ads, banners, pop-ups, blinking boxes, box messages and so on. And, naturally, this could really get on your nerves as it can be quite difficult to actually browse the Internet while all this is going on in your browser and on your screen. However, the good news is that you aren’t dealing with some scary Ransomware or Trojan Horse virus. Adware apps are rather harmless and with proper guidance they could be easily removed from your Chrome, IE, Firefox, as well from any other browsing program that you might use. So, if you presently have any problems with uncontrolled ads generation and intrusive page redirects inside your browser, make sure you stay with use until the end of this write-up in order to learn what can be done to stop the annoyance and get rid of its source.

Baby Setup “Virus”

If you are reading this, then the most likely reason you are looking for help against adware is an app named Baby Setup “Virus”. This is a typical example of an adware program – it can invade your browser, add itself to it and then start flooding it with all kinds of obstructive and obnoxious ads, pop-ups, redirects, banners and so on. If you have already tried to remove it yourself, you might have also found out that even if you manage to get rid of it for the time being, the pesky app would return to your browser the next time you attempt to surf the Internet. So, what could be done to actually ensure that once removed, the unwanted software piece doesn’t come back? The answer to that question will be revealed to you further down in this article, inside our removal guide manual for Baby Setup. The instructions there will give you all the information you might need to manually eliminate the undesirable program from your computer.

Baby 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

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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.

DNS

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 Baby 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 Baby Setup from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Baby 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

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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

Now, for those of you who might not feel like you are tech-savvy enough for the completion of the guide, we can offer you an alternative in the form of a professional and tested removal tool that can automatically deal with the adware for you. You can find the tool within our removal guide so be sure to give it a look in case you think that this is the better option for you. Also, remember that you could always use a combination of both of the suggested removal methods. This is actually probably the best course of action since that way you’d really be making sure that there’s nothing left on your PC related to the unpleasant adware app.

Ads and potential hazards that may come with them

As we said, adware programs are not the nasty and malicious viruses that a lot of people tend to think they are. An adware is not like some nasty Trojan Horse or Ransomware virus – it will not try to mess with the data stored on your PC and it will not attempt to cause damage to your system. Some adware apps might try to access your browsing history for the purposes of gathering telemetry data but they won’t’ really try to steal any sensitive or highly-important information. Naturally, the same cannot be said about actual forms of malware. Still, we highly recommend that you stay cautious when dealing with apps the likes of Baby Setup since you could never be sure just how reliable their ads are. Most of the time, no danger should come from them but it’s still preferable if you don’t click on them as some of them might indeed be unsafe.

The importance of customizing the installation of new programs

Although adware could oftentimes get distributed via spam or malvertising, the method that seems to get apps like Baby Setup installed onto the most computers is the so-called file bundling. With file bundling, adware apps get added to other program’s installers as bonus features. Naturally, most users don’t pay attention to that and allow the installation of the added element when installing the main program from the package. It is, however, really easy to avoid this – simply look through the setup menu of each and every new program you are about to install and see if there are any bonus elements in there the installation of which is optional. Should you come across anything fishy or suspicious, just leave it out by unchecking it and then you can safely continue with the rest of the installation process.

SUMMARY:

Name Baby Setup
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Annoying ads on your browser as well as regular page redirects to random unknown sites usually indicates the presence of an adware on your PC.
Distribution Method Adware apps commonly get distributed through software bundles, deceitful online offers and sketchy spam e-mails.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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!