Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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

Batata Setup is a well-known adware program, designed to generate pay-per-click earnings for its developers. The owners of this potentially unwanted program may also use tracking cookies to monitor users’ searches and collect non-personal information such as most visited web pages, search queries, logins and other similar user information. This information is usually used to make Batata Setup “Virus” ads look more appealing and to redirect users to certain websites, which bring profits from traffic. If you have encountered similar ads that appear in your Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer in the form of banners, text links, or pop-up ads, it’s a good idea to check your computer for this potentially unwanted program. Do not be surprised if you find it because it is actively spreading as an additional component to free software. In this case, it’s a good idea to have it removed from your computer with the help of the removal guide below.

What is Batata Setup “Virus” all about?

This is ad-generating software (adware), which is compatible with most popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. Practically, any browser can be affected as soon as the adware has come into the system. Typically, a program like this leaves its extensions/ add-ons to each of the browsers and starts manipulating their search results. How does it do it? First of all, it fills your favorite web pages with commercial content. You will not only see third-party ads offering you sales deals and discounts, but you’ll also encounter ads that recommend you update specific software on your computer or fill in your personal information in a form to get a chance to win an iPhone or other similar prize. Second, you’ll notice that Batata Setup “Virus” ads may redirect you to unfamiliar web pages that are filled with suspicious content. They can offer you to download some software, games, or torrent files. Additionally, you may notice a slowdown in the performance of your computer as long as the adware is on it, as its components work in the background and consume system resources.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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).

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal


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. 

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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. 

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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:

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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:

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

  • 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).

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal  Remove Batata Setup from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  Batata Setup “Virus” Removal —–> Manage Add-ons.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Batata Setup “Virus” Removal —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal Remove Batata Setup from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  Batata Setup “Virus” Removal  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Batata Setup “Virus” RemovalRemove Batata Setup from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

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

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Batata Setup “Virus” Removal

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!

To summarize, the appearance of “Ads powered by Batata Setup” and other similar ads shows that your computer has been taken over by a potentially unwanted program. Such software is not fatal for your system, nor can it cause direct harm, (such as a real virus like a Trojan or Ransomware attack could do), however, we would encourage you to have it uninstalled as soon as possible. The reason is not only that adware could be very irritating, but it may eventually redirect you to web locations you cannot be sure about. There, nobody can guarantee you won’t bump into some serious infection and Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware and various nasty viruses are just waiting for you out there. Details of the safe removal of Batata Setup can be found at the end of this article and for best results, we advise you to follow them carefully.

What methods are used to distribute this potentially unwanted program (PUP)?

As already mentioned, Batata Setup is classified as “adware” for several reasons. In most of the cases, this software is distributed via software bundling. The creators of this potentially unwanted program use this misleading method to spread it on the Internet. Sometimes, adware can be downloaded as a standalone tool because it may have an official website, in other cases, it may be promoted by third-party download sources, free download websites, torrents, or other software packages. That’s why, when you install free programs on your computer without paying much attention to the installation process, you can easily end up with unwanted software without even noticing. Typically, this software can be found as an attachment to various download managers, media players, and similar software. In order to avoid hijacking your browsers and problems that might occur at a later stage, you should check the free software by selecting Advanced / Custom / User Setup and reject the installation of unknown add-ons, toolbars, and more.

Remove Batata Setup from the system without hustle

Removing this program can be done either manually or automatically. If you prefer the manual removal method, you will find below instructions prepared by our “How to remove” specialists. Make sure you follow each step in the right order to avoid system malfunctions and other troubles. Alternatively, the professional Batata Setup removal tool will save you the time for manually detecting the adware. Additionally, regardless of how we remove it, we’d like to recommend that you perform a full system scan with the automatic removal tool because such sub-programs can move along with various components that are hard to detect when using the manual method.


Name Batata Setup
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Various nagging ads, pop-ups, banners and notifications may frequently appear on your monitor. 
Distribution Method Software bundles, third-party download sources, free download websites, spam emails, torrents, or other free software packages.
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About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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