How to remove Narrow Setup adware

Narrow Setup is a perilous piece of software, yet you can't call it a virus. It might be considered a good and bad thing in equal measure, and we plan to put it clear a ground for us to say so. The good news is that any advertising program isn't perilous individually, meaning that it's not going to corrupt the data on customer's laptop or spoil the whole system as common viruses do. It's going to display to you lots of ads in the shape of links emerging without any logic on your screen, pop-ups and big banners. You might manage to hide them all, but it's a great inconvenience nevertheless. The bad news is that as distinct from viruses, advertising programs are on rare occasions recognized by regular antiviruses. They're unable to fight it as the result of strange behavioral algorithms, and cannot interfere with its installation because victims install it manually.

Adware is utilized by swindlers to generate some simulated visits on the web pages they want to promote and to sell the inferior-quality or inappropriate merchandise. We’re talking about “rated R” files, fake programs, pirated tools or audio files and drugs. Naturally, the ads from Narrow Setup are extremely questionable and you have to ignore them under no event. We’ve told you in the previous parts, that Narrow Setup isn’t dangerous on its own, but it gets dangerous if stays unattended. If a harmful tool dwells for long enough inside your system, it helps more dangerous tools to sneak in thus turning the OS into a junkyard. You’ve probably seen such computers already, choked by unwanted utilities, incapable of starting in a few minutes, continually lagging, etc. You should remove adware ASAP, to prevent similar things happening to your machine.


How to protect your PC against Narrow Setup

Before we proceed to the deletion, you'd better know the manner to secure the computer against adware. Let us begin with familiarizing with the methods of getting into the computer. We're aware of plenty penetration manners that dangerous programs like, still the very efficient of them for Narrow Setup is the sponsored installation, AKA bundling. Here’s how it goes:

  • When the user installs the file, he sees a menu in which he has to choose between a recommended and advanced methods of installation. The preferable technique is pre-selected so that each man who likes to click ”skip” selected it automatically.
  • The installer is being uploaded on a popular torrent-tracker. They put it on as many websites as they can, to maximize the number of possible victims.
  • Hackers pick a decent tool that is well-liked among the regular people and mingle it with 3-4 advertising programs. The package is developed so that you can't see what’s inside until you start installing it. Often, it happens when adware is already installed, and the victim realizes that he has got not what he planned.
  • When a customer sees an installation file, he believes that it is a good program and gets it. Sometimes, antiviral programs warn you about the possibly malicious contents of an installation file, but hackers know a nice hoax to deal with this. The good utilities they use as baits are usually the hacked versions of official programs. It makes customers think that a bundle can raise the alarm and simply ignore the notifications.

If you haven't rejected the recommended installation manner – you’ve installed plenty of suspicious tools instead of a helpful program, and we're going to help you to eliminate them all.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You might wonder how you might recognize adware if even an antiviral utility didn't manage to do that, but we will explain this in a moment. The thing is that the antivirus (if there's one installed on your machine), finds hazardous programs by their signature. Hackers change the code of their hazardous tools at least once in a while by making small changes without changing the major aim. We do not advise you to look into Narrow Setup’s code, but we did some thinking about the ways by which hackers may hide an undesired utility when it stays in front of the user’s face. You need to consider the species of each utility you're installing. Think hard before installing browser improvement add-ons and add-ons for social networks that promise you any type of new advantages. System cleaners are also very suspicious, as well as any pirated software, like PhotoShop, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. If you refrain from installing these ones, the chances of penetration will drop significantly.

How to remove Narrow Setup

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Narrow Setup manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Narrow 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


When you want to remove Narrow Setup – there are two variants. You may eliminate it by hand, or via an antivirus. If you love to deal with adware without any additional tools – you can do that, but you need to realize that Narrow Setup is not the single adware in your workstation. As we've told you in the previous parts of the paper, Narrow Setup got into your machine through bundling, which means that there are at least 3 more hazardous utilities to eliminate. If you’re OK with eliminating them all at one by one with your own hands – be our guest.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Narrow 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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Narrow Setup from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Narrow 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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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