Setli Removal Guide

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Setli is promoted as an application that will allow you to access censored websites and protect your privacy. It modifies your system’s DNS settings to do that. However, we have found that it can also show ads and, in fact, showing ads is probably its primary objective. Therefore, we have classified this program as adware which means that it is highly unreliable and you ought to remove it. This program does not state that it shows ads explicitly, but this can be seen from its legal documents. Also, the ads it can show while you browse the web are potentially unreliable because there is no telling where they come from.

Judging from its privacy policy that was last updated on March 23, 2016, this program has been around for quite a while but somehow managed to slip under the radar. The company that created this adware is named Setli as well, so it is likely that the company name is fake. Our research has revealed that Setli is an updated version of DNS Unlocker which is similar to Powered By VidsqAUre Ads and Ghostify. As you can see, the application in question has its roots in other applications that were updated and released as new programs to avoid detection by anti-malware programs.

We have found that Setli used to have a dedicated distribution website at, but this site has been down for some time now, and we do not think that it will come back online again. Thus, it is possible that this program is no longer distributed at all. Nevertheless, it might still come bundled with other software and put up for download on freeware hosting websites. While installing other software, you may be offered to install Setli. Also, its installation can be checked by default, you might have to opt for advanced or custom installation settings to deselect it.

If you get this program on your PC accidentally, then it will change your DNS settings and show commercial advertisements while you browse the web. It was set to change the DNS to and Its EULA states “Please note that our Services are offered free of charge. You understand that in order to help maintain our Service free of charge, we may display advertisements through our Services (the Service is ad-supported).” So you may see ads while you browse the web and there is no telling whether the ads are safe to click. Also, they can be quite annoying and intrusive. In the worst case scenario, the ads can redirect you to scam websites or infect your PC will malware. Therefore, we advise against using this program.

Testing has shown that this program will create a scheduled task to run on each time you boot up your computer. It creates tasks in %WINDIR%\Tasks and %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks    the task. The tested version created ^bVHLqThOf4ov\.job$ and ^bVHLqThOf4ov$ respectively in the locations above "bVHLqThOf4ov" is not a randomly generated name but it can change with each new version of Setli. Also, testing has shown that it will create four registry keys that they have included below.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\5da059a482fd494db3f252126fbc3d5b
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\5da059a482fd494db3f252126fbc3d5b
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bVHLqThOf4ov
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A97606DF-0FE1-4390-B0DD-ADA8B303AE61}_is1

These registry keys are vital to running this application, but you need not delete them manually because running the uninstaller in Control Panel is enough to get rid of it for good. However, you will have to change the DNS settings manually.

While Setli can change your DNS settings, its real purpose is to show you commercial advertisements while you browse the web and those ads can be unsafe. Also, if you got it accidentally, then you might want to get rid of it. Please follow the instructions on how to remove it and restore your DNS settings.

Uninstall from Control Panel

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the application and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the program and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and click Settings.
  2. Go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Locate the program and right-click it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Reset DNS

Windows Vista & 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Enter cmd in the Start menu search text box.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Run the following command ipconfig /flushdns

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Press Windows+X keys to open the WinX Menu.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Run the following command ipconfig /flushdns

Windows 10

  1. Press Windows+R keys to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ipconfig /flushdns then press Enter.
Download Remover for Setli *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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Setli technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1Info.rtf1629 bytesMD5: fe6d8b68cfd6c60c4684c2980417141b
2settings.ini72 bytesMD5: 85b4958a01157866f3f465cdb1119a88
3License.rtf21059 bytesMD5: f2d59334ffbfbbb5199d60bbe77b3e90
4bVHLqThOf4ov.cer1021 bytesMD5: 5fbb11485cd05d8986488d11eb22fedd
5config.ini460 bytesMD5: afc11aa2127f699bc56501c957a58402
6unins000.exe719690 bytesMD5: 0dd80b326cfb34a992507ddec3c0f137
7bvhlqthof4ov.exe482304 bytesMD5: 01623777912f673b88f4f0b74dc14d67
8unins000.dat35417 bytesMD5: d675d5160e6eac9bfd8dfba7e01b4578

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1unins000.exeunins000.exe719690 bytes
2bvhlqthof4ov.exebvhlqthof4ov.exe482304 bytes

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