How to remove (uninstall) Momo Setup Virus

Do you see irritating banners in the browser, labeled as “pop-ups by Momo Setup Virus”? Have you seen the presence of Momo Setup Virus somewhere else in the system? If something alike occurred in later days – your PC is infected by adware, and this guide was created to assist you to delete it.

Momo Setup Virus

What is Momo Setup Virus

The virus that distributes pop-ups is called Momo Setup Virus, and it is adware. Momo Setup Virus can do nothing helpful, as it was made to do one thing: to annoy you. Surely, the driving-crazy stuff is not its final purpose, but you'll be irritated in any case until Momo Setup Virus does what it does – distributes the advertising content. When the virus gets inside, it changes the settings of your browser and displays you a heap of pop-ups, to ensure that they've drawn your attention. Fraudsters earn a little money for each click you're making, and now you realize why the links keep coming: it’s pure money. In the following sections, we’ll tell you how the virus got onto the computer and how you can guard it against similar viruses. In case you already know that and just want to get rid of adware as soon as possible – ignore the coming sections and look at the uninstalling instructions.

As soon as the infection is performed, Momo Setup Virus modifies the controls of your browsers. That's its single goal, as the head function in this scheme is given to the scammers' search engine which appears in the browser as soon as you install Momo Setup Virus. So, Momo Setup Virus changes your default homepage, as well as your favorite search and places the unreliable website instead of them. Now, instead of searching via the reliable Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search provider you're used to – you will surf the Web through the wretched Momo Setup Virus search that shows untrusted links pop-up windows advertising banners of all sorts and colors. Another adware's feature is to change the controls of browser shortcuts so that in case you return the good settings, you will automatically open the fake search engine in a first tab.

Momo Setup Virus cannot be uninstalled as a usual software, and if the operator tries it - the virus will reinstall itself. It happens because of the virus' defensive algorithms, and we can unriddle to you their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the easiest technique to launch the recovery of Momo Setup Virus if the user had removed it. Such tasks aren’t typically utilized by common PC owners, so the virus just develops a task to confirm if it is working, and if it’s not – to get and install it one more time. The task checks the virus' status every time you reboot the device, and thanks to it Momo Setup Virus is so difficult to remove.
  • Another technique has the similar goal, but it utilizes the system registry instead of the system tasks. Scammers create a new value to the registry and you should find and delete it, which is a bit not easy. The regular registry items are crucially important, and by removing one of them, you may cause serious injury to the system.

 

How Momo Setup Virus was installed in the system

To simplify everything, we will depict the process in total. Most of the advertising utilities are clones of each other, repeated countless times and passed to various hackers with lesser changes made. One of those guys got Momo Setup Virus in the Dark Web, added their logo and published it on file-exchanging sites all over the Internet. That’s where you picked it up, huh? Okay, you're saying that you haven't looked for a tool that will annoy you? Possibly, you wanted the best way to endanger your PC, and got a direct link to Momo Setup Virus downloader? Missed again? OK, then, it was some program that is really helpful. Kind of a gratis tool from an unknown developer, or a hacked version of some well-known software you didn’t want to pay for.

We know this way as the “bundled installation”, and it means that web-criminals merge the installation files of a few viruses and one useful software into one file. The principal point of this package is that it’s called by the name of a good utility, and a victim doesn't know what’s in there before the installation begins. On some of the steps, they give out a proposal to download other programs, with all checkmarks placed and the natural decision is to get them and move on. And you clicked on it. Don't forget about another method, with the “installation manners”. In most cases, the installation for experienced operators provides you with the possibility to pick where you wish a program to be installed, and how many additional utilities do you need. In Momo Setup Virus's case, picking the easy installation means that you let all the garbage from the viral installer into your device.

Methods to remove Momo Setup Virus

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Momo Setup Virus manually

Step 1. Uninstall Momo Setup Virus from the operation system

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

 

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

At this moment you understand how Momo Setup Virus works, and you’re aware of its tricky methods of penetration. We’ve explained almost everything, apart from the very significant thing: the ways to eliminate this virus. Let’s fix that. You can delete Momo Setup Virus via following these basic manners. One of them is what you’ve already attempted to perform – DIY deletion. There's the easiest way to perform it, and below this part, you’ll see the tips on by-hand elimination. The worst shortage is the incapability to delete lots of viruses through it because it'll require too much time. It's better to try the faster technique: you may completely eliminate Momo Setup Virus in a few minutes with the help of Spyhunter anti-viral program. It has multiple pluses, including extended signature database, the ability to work along with many antiviral programs, rapid scanning and round-the-clock user support. It's time to stop attempting to guard the system with free tools – switch to the genuine anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to download a trial version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Momo Setup Virus from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Momo Setup Virus" 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 Momo Setup Virus 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 Momo Setup Virus from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Momo Setup Virus from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Momo Setup Virus

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 Momo Setup Virus

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 Momo Setup Virus

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 Momo Setup Virus 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.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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