How to remove Belly Setup adware

Did you face problems with annoying banners? Are you tired of your device turning off or rebooting all the time? Is Belly Setup adware annoying you? If the answer is positive to all of our questions – we will help you to eliminate your issues. In this article, we've collected detailed instructions on Belly Setup’s elimination from the computer itself and from Safari, IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Belly Setup

Pop-ups on the Web have gone crazy in latter years, and users are starting to think it's okay. Pop-ups are all over the Web – beginning with reliable services and ending with deserted portals. We remember a time when you saw five promotional banners each day, and now you see a dozen per each page. Businessmen did finally understand that the Web is the great land to engage some new customers, and scammers thought about that also. They've made adware to break into your browser and make it show you suspicious, fraud pop-ups. One of these programs easily took over your machine, and it is known as Belly Setup. Fraud ads aren’t meant to make your shopping faster – they’re just a bait for credulent customers. If you're clicking on suchlike ad, you will appear on a suspicious website, where you cannot get any real deal. Commonly, there is nothing at all, just a suggestion to get a miraculous toll-free utility, which will screw up your device and provide you with even more ads. If you're already tired of that – in our article you’ll discover anything you need to remove Belly Setup.

What is Belly Setup

 

Belly Setup is an adware, created with the simple purpose: to display pop-ups to you. We can't even call it a program, as it’s just a plain script, capable of changing the browser options and letting customers apply it in fraudsters favor. Here is a detailed depiction of the common infection method:

  • If you have chosen the second way and ignored Belly Setup – you wouldn’t read our entry. Based on that, we assume that you didn’t look at that box. It means that Belly Setup got installed and began functioning.
  • When a victim finds adware and runs the installation, you have to choose between recommended manner and the installation for expert users. The #1 is pre-selected, and sometimes you cannot choose the second one, because it’s inactive. By marking the suggested option customer allows to install every single perilous program from that bundle, and the "not recommended" way lets you pick which tools you wish to use and which ones you don’t.
  • The first thing that advertising program does after crawling into your system is taking control over your browser. It places the hackers' fraud website on your search system's place, and does the same thing with the homepage. Then you literally can't get relevant results for your queries – you’ll get what scammers allow you to see or to click.
  • Other step is to place the advertising utility to a cheap website, in one package with other harmful tools. It patiently waits for a victim to see it – a user that isn't bothering to read anything and wants to finish the installation ASAP. Of course, the victim doesn't think he's installing Belly Setup advertising tool – there is a good utility in a package. It's the popular one, but downloading it, they receive a lot of trash too.
  • The basic Belly Setup’s task is done after it alters your browser settings, and after that, it just needs to set up protection measures. It adds new entries into the registry and sets scheduled tasks to prevent you from modifying browser settings.

This is how adware infects the device. Since the move #5, the advertising utility is completely ineffective, as all main job, meaning the showing of pop-ups, gets done by fraudsters' webpage. Casually the site looks like Yahoo, Google or Bing, and you can enter anything in the search bar, but there won’t be any real results. Fraudsters take advantage of a toll-free feature, known as Google CSE to make their fake search, and its principal feature is to limit the search field to a couple webpages. This service is used to display you untrusted results and make users think that they’re real.

How to protect the system

The protection of customer's device is such a goal that can't be achieved with the help of single miraculous measure. Of course, the antivirus will help a lot, yet you also should do, or rather stop doing many things. We will list these measures below.

  • You shouldn’t download free utilities, but if you want to install it anyway – get it from an official website.
  • Do not turn the anti-viral program off no matter what. Especially if some webpage wants you to do it.
  • Do not click on unwanted banners, and don’t visit low-quality sites. we mean websites that offer bootleg tools and movies, adult materials, etc.
  • Renovate your software when the updates get released, especially, your operating system and the browser. The vulnerabilities which malware uses to infect the OS are getting fixed, so the newer patch you use - the more protected your machine is.

The list above will assist you to stay away from Belly Setup and most of the other viruses. Regardless of that, some viruses can get onto your device via other vulnerabilities, and you'd better download a high-quality antiviral tool to delete them.

Methods to remove Belly Setup

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Belly Setup manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Belly 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

 

If it comes to adware elimination, you can choose from two equally efficient options. You can choose the uninstalling in manual mode, where you will need to do all actions by your own efforts, or a software way that takes a lot less time. All of them are completely safe and effective, but they have a couple of differences. First of all, if you want to eliminate adware by hand – you won’t have to purchase any programs. The problem is that if there are some other unwanted programs to remove besides this one – it might be not so easy. The software manner consists of the download of a decent antiviral program, which is called Spyhunter. We're recommending this tool since it’s not just tested, prompt, trusted and lightweight but has plenty of other conveniences. Its virus database is updated daily so that no virus could get into the OS without being caught. And it costs way less than its competitors' products! You don’t have to decide this minute, and if you have any concerns about Spyhunter’s potential – you can install a toll-free limited version.

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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 "Belly 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 Belly Setup from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Belly 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.

 

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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