Setup Wizard Virus Removal (For Android and PC)

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This page aims to help you remove the Setup Wizard Virus. These “setup wizard как удалить”  removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. This last quote is the most popular query we have received regarding this threat. You just need to follow the instructions below to find out how to  “setup wizard как удалить.”

We believe that if you are here now and reading this publication, then you are currently experiencing hardships with your PC. Either you noticed some wrongly behavior coming from your device or have already found the malware and want to remove it, but either way you are looking for and urgently need solution to the issue. This article is dedicated on showing you how to remove the Setup Wizard Virus from your computer and how to protect your personal information and your stored files for the future.

Tthe Setup Wizard Virus is a dangerous and sticky-tricky virus. People often think that it is harmless, but let’s face it: there is no innocent virus. the Setup Wizard Virus is quite harmful and it could cause major catastrophes to your PC and dis-likable things to your valuable information.

The Setup Wizard Virus can get installed on your device via many different ways. One way is through e-mail attachments. Hackers like to distribute the malware through regular, i.e, daily e-mail attachments. It is important to pay close attention to what you are clicking on to open and downloading. If you end up opening a document that has been sent to you and you’re too lazy to scan it, you may just open the door wide for a malware to enter your system–always be careful! Even if you only desire to open without saving it, you should always scan it because it may still bring a malware to your PC.

The Setup Wizard Virus could be sitting in one of the many junk e-mails you receive daily or go directly to your Spam folder. Most of us forget about the spam mail and trashy letters stay there for months. If you want to protect your computer, it is a good idea to create a habit of cleaning the spam mail as often as possible. Almost all e-mail providers have great filter settings you could use so that you are in control of what gets into your inbox and from there in your system and what does not.

The Setup Wizard Virus could also, unfortunately, come from your best friend! What kind of a best friend is one who sends you viruses,right?  Well, hackers are pretty smart folks and they know who you communicate with and even which letters you tend to prioritize. They can access your contact book if you haven’t set the settings in a secure way and hack your friends’ e-mail account(s), and spread malware through there. BE CAREFUL!

The Setup Wizard Virus is often installed via software bundling, which works similarly to the e-mail attachments. If you use the automated framework for downloading files of the internet, it is more likely that you will get the virus that way. When you are loading and saving a program, file, document, music, video, pictures, etc. off a free website with the default settings you expose yourself to danger. BECAUSE the automated settings don’t give you the needed security. It is extremely important that you use the advanced download functions. Thus,  you will have control of what gets saved or simply opened on your computer and what not. It is also advisable that you work on case-per-case basis and adjust the settings accordingly,i.e, depending on the files you are loading and their original source.

You might be surprised to learn that this specific type of a virus likes Chrome the most. It has to do a lot with its manufactured settings. Mozilla Firefox appears to be little better, but at the end of the day it is not really because if, for example, you want to watch a video you will have to get a flash through a third party, which puts your financial information on a possible threat. Internet Explorer–the aged browser–lacks proper care and that makes it an easy target.

Follow the removal guide! We have divided the instructions into different sections, so even if IT is not your passion it should not be a problem to uninstall the virus.


Name Setup Wizard
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  slowness, glitches, bugs
Distribution Method e-mail letters, e-mail attachments, software bundling
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.


Setup Wizard Virus Removal

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NOTE! If you are an Android user, you need to follow this guide instead: Android Malware Removal

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

This was the first preparation.


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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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Setup Wizard Virus may have hidden some of its files.

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.


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.


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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

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

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

firefox-512 Remove Setup Wizard Virus from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Setup Wizard Virus 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.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


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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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show 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

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!