How to remove (uninstall) Brow Setup

Do you see irritating pop-ups in your browser that come from the Brow Setup search engine? Did you see the presence of Brow Setup somewhere else on the PC? If something alike occurred lately – your PC is infested with adware, and this article will help you in uninstalling it.

Brow Setup

What is Brow Setup

The virus that shows ads is called Brow Setup, and it is adware. It’s a kind of program that can't do anything helpful, as it’s created to achieve only one purpose: to drive you crazy. Well, the driving-crazy activity is not its final aim, but you'll be mad anyway while Brow Setup does what it does – shows the advertising content. Immediately after the infection, it alters the browser controls and shows you as many ads as it can and even more, to make sure that you will see a few of them. Adware owners earn some tiny amount of money for every click you're making, so you can understand why the links keep coming: it’s a honeypot. In the sections below, we’ll tell you in which way adware infected the PC and how it might be defended against such viruses. In case you are not interested and just want to delete Brow Setup as soon as possible – skip the following parts and look at the deletion advice.

Since the penetration takes place, Brow Setup switches the properties of the browser. It’s everything that it can do, as the main role in this play is given to the “search engine” which takes over the browser as soon as you install Brow Setup. So, Brow Setup alters the pre-set start page, as well as your favorite search and puts the fake webpage in their place. After that, instead of searching via the well-known Bing, Yahoo, Google or any other search provider you like – you’ll surf the Internet through the low-quality fake search that displays pop-ups irrelevant pages ads of all forms and colors. Adware also substitutes the properties of browser shortcuts so that in case you recover the good controls, you will see the untrusted search in a first tab.

Brow Setup can't be deleted as a usual software, and if the operator tries it - the adware will come back. It happens because of the virus' protective algorithms, and we'll unriddle to you their essence:

  • The most usual technique of defense is to create a system task for the restoration of Brow Setup after its deletion. Scheduled tasks aren’t typically used by common PC owners, so the virus just develops a task to check if it is installed, and if it isn't – to get and set it again. That task is being run every time you reboot the PC, and that’s why Brow Setup keeps returning.
  • Another method is similar to the first one, but it uses the system registry instead of the system tasks. Scammers create a specific value to system's registry and you have to detect and delete it, which is a bit difficult. The regular registry values are critically important, and by removing any of them, you can cause significant harm to the OS.


How Brow Setup got into the system

To make it clear, we will depict the process in total. Most of the advertisement-oriented viruses are copies of each other, repeated countless times and sold to third-grade scammers with easy changes made. One of the suchlike dudes purchased Brow Setup from an illegal auction, tuned it and published it on file-exchanging portals around the Internet. That’s where you downloaded it from, huh? Okay, are you sure that you haven't searched for a program to drive you crazy? Possibly, you looked for a perfect messing-it-all-up program for your workstation, and received a useful link to Brow Setup installation file? Did we get it wrong again? OK, then, you looked for another tool that is really helpful. Some free program created by a not-so-famous company, or a hacked version of a paid program you just don't want to buy.

We know this way as the “bundled installation”, and it means that scammers unite the installers of several unwanted programs and a sole useful tool into one "bundle". The main point of that installer is that its pattern prevents a user from discovering its content inside of it. On some of the stages, you're allowed to see an offer to install other tools, with all fields checked and the mouse cursor already hovers over “OK”. We suppose that you clicked, if you're on this website now. There's also a technique, with the “installation methods”. Usually, the sophisticated installation way means that customer may manually choose where you need a utility to be established, which extra modules do you require, and which ones are pointless. In Brow Setup's case, choosing the easy installation means that you allow all the viruses from the viral installer into the workstation laptop.

Methods to remove Brow Setup

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Brow Setup manually

Step 1. Uninstall Brow Setup from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Brow Setup 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 know what Brow Setup is, and you’re aware of its tricky techniques of penetration. You know all you need, apart from the very significant thing: how you can remove this virus. Here we go. Brow Setup can be deleted through following two basic manners. The first one is what you have already attempted to execute – elimination in manual mode. We can do it right, and under this part, you will see the tips on manual elimination. Its worst drawback is that you can’t remove many viruses with its help since it will take many hours to do. We present you the easier way: you might totally delete the virus within ten minutes through Spyhunter antivirus. This tool has many pros, and among them are round-the-clock support service, extended signature database, the ability to work along with many antiviral programs and rapid deletion. Don’t waste time, trying to guard the device through unpaid utilities – switch to the true antivirus. Click the link below to inspect the system via the toll-free scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Brow Setup from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Brow Setup from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Brow 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 Brow 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 Brow 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 Brow 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"


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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