This page aims to help you remove Murder Setup “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Murder Setup is an adware application which has recently been reported to our “How to remove” team by a number of users. This application has not been categorized as malware or as a virus, but most of the people who have it on their systems are nevertheless seeking effective methods to have it uninstalled. The reason is, this potentially unwanted application tends to be very annoying and to interrupt their regular web browsing with hard-to-remove ads, unwanted pop-ups, nagging banners and automatic page-redirects to unfamiliar sponsored sites. According to its developers, Murder Setup is a free application which is created to enhance the users’ web experience and to improve their time online by offering them good deals, web offers and targeted ads. However, in reality, the application is aimed at showing pay-per-click ads on the “infected” PC and at boosting the traffic of its partner websites via automatic page-redirects. A number of users report that the adware typically redirects their web searches to sketchy sites and shady offers, which often promote products and services with questionable quality. Some even share their fear of bumping into malicious web pages, where their system may get infected by more dangerous threats and viruses such as Trojans and Ransomware. If you are also concerned about the behavior of Murder Setup and the ads and sites that it makes you interact with, we suggest you take a look at the instructions in the removal guide below and follow them in order to safely uninstall the undesired software and remove all of its nagging commercials from Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and other browsers that might have been affected.
Remove Murder Setup “Virus”
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
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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.
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Murder Setup from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Murder Setup from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Murder 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 it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Questionable activities performed by Murder Setup
It is also very important to learn how to prevent applications like Murder Setup from entering your PC in the future because they may take over your browser again if you are not careful. For that reason, you should be selective with regards to the software that you install on your PC because adware and other similar applications could oftentimes be found as “additional” or “bonus” components added to some other free programs. They can also be bundled with different free add-ons, plug-ins, games, and tools and are usually hidden under the Advanced or under the Custom installation settings.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Intrusive ads may interrupt your web browsing most of the time.|
|Distribution Method||Program bundles, free installers, automatic installation managers, torrents, ads, spam.|
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!