How to remove (uninstall) Batata Setup

Do you notice annoying banners in your browser that come from the Batata Setup search engine? Have you noticed the occurrence of Batata Setup somewhere else in the system? If something similar occurred lately – the system is penetrated by an advertising utility, and our article will assist you in uninstalling it.

Batata Setup

What is Batata Setup

The tool that shows ads is called Batata Setup, and it is an advertising utility. Batata Setup can do nothing helpful, as it was created to achieve a sole purpose: to irritate you. We're joking, your irritation isn’t its real task, but you'll be annoyed anyway until adware does its job – distributes ads. Right after the penetration, it alters the browser controls and shows you as many ads as it can and even more, to make sure that you click at least on some of them. Scammers earn some tiny amount of money for each click you’ve made, so you can see why the links keep popping up: it’s pure money. In the sections below, we will tell you in which manner the virus infected the laptop and how you might guard it against such threats. In case you’re not interested and just want to uninstall the virus as soon as possible – ignore the following sections and look at the deletion tips.

Immediately after the infestation, Batata Setup modifies the settings of the browser. That's its most important goal, because the substantial part of this illegal system is the “better search” to which you get redirected. So, Batata Setup changes your default start page and your favorite search engine and places the scammer’s search in their place. Now, instead of using the reputable Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search you're used to – you’ll surf the Internet through the crude Batata Setup website, showing ads fake results pop-ups of all types and sizes. Adware also alters the settings of the icons of infected browsers in a way that even if you return the good settings, you'll see the untrusted search engine in a first tab.

Batata Setup cannot be erased as a common program, and if you try it - the adware will come back. It occurs because of the Batata Setup's protective systems, and we'll explain to you their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the easiest method to launch the restoration of the adware after its deletion. Such tasks are not typically used by regular computer users, so Batata Setup just sets a task to check if it’s working, and if it’s not – to get and install it again. The task checks the virus' status every time you reboot your device, and thanks to it Batata Setup is so difficult to remove.
  • The second manner has the similar aim, but it uses the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You need to clear the registry to beat this method, but it’s a rather hard thing for a newbie. The regular registry items are highly important, and by deleting one of them, you might inflict significant injury to the OS.


How Batata Setup got into the system

To make simpler for you, we will describe the entire process from the start. The vast majority of the advertising viruses are copies of each other, replicated millions of times and transferred to various hackers after few visual changes. One of those lads got this one from the Dark Web, set it up and uploaded it to file-exchanging services all over the Net. And then, there was you, downloading it. Okay, you're saying that you haven't searched for a utility that will drive you mad? Possibly, you looked for a perfect messing-it-all-up tool for the PC, and received a direct link to Batata Setup downloader? Still wrong? OK, in that case, you looked for some tool that's really helpful. Some free program created by a not-so-famous company, or a hacked replica of a paid utility you didn’t want to purchase.

We know this method as the “affiliate installation”, and it means that web-criminals are uniting the installers of 2-3 hazardous programs and one useful software to create one file. The bottom peculiarity of that package is that its composition prevents you from discovering its content inside of it. On some of the steps, you see a proposal to download additional tools, with all checkmarks filled and the first desire is to install them and move forward. We suppose that you did so, if you're reading our guide. It could be a little different: they might have done this via the “manners of installation”. It's pretty simple: the installation for practiced customers is basically a pick of a directory for a utility to be established, and how exactly you need it to be done. In Batata Setup's case, choosing the recommended installation means that you let all the trash from the viral installer into your workstation laptop.

Methods to remove Batata Setup

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Batata Setup manually

Step 1. Uninstall Batata Setup from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Batata Setup from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

At this moment you understand what Batata Setup is, and you know in which way it penetrated your PC. You know everything you have to, besides the very significant thing: the methods to delete this adware. Let’s get to it. You can delete Batata Setup with the help of two simple methods. The first one is what you have already tried to execute – removal in manual mode. There's the easiest way to do that, and under this paragraph, you’ll see the tips on by-hand uninstallation. Its significant flaw is the impossibility to delete lots of viruses with its help as it will take many hours to do. It's better to try the easier way: you can fully remove the virus within 10 minutes via Spyhunter antivirus. It has multiple advantages, and among them are increased working speed, the ability to work along with many antiviral programs, moderate price and round-the-clock customer support. It's time to stop trying to clean the PC with unpaid utilities – switch to the real antivirus. Push the button below to scan the hard drive via the unpaid scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Batata Setup from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Batata Setup and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Batata Setup
  • C:\ProgramData\Batata Setup
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Batata Setup

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Batata Setup" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Batata Setup and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Batata Setup from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Batata Setup and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Batata Setup from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Batata Setup

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Batata Setup

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Batata Setup

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Batata Setup and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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