Setupsk Removal Guide

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Setupsk is an advertising-supported program that was created to showcase advertisements on any website that you visit. As long as this adware is present on your operating system, you will keep getting bombarded by all kinds of pop-ups, banners, and interstitial ads. If you interact with them, you could get into trouble because these advertisements might be malicious and misleading. Scams and malware installers could be represented via them, and so you have to be extremely careful. Can you just ignore these ads? Although that might be possible, you need to remove this adware as soon as possible because it is dangerous. If you have no idea how to delete Setupsk, you can learn all about that by reading this report. Remember that it is not enough to uninstall this adware via Control Panel.

Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and other web browsers can be affected by the malicious Setupsk, and this adware starts its malicious activity as soon as it slithers in. This suspicious program is most likely to be introduced to you via malicious installers that might be carrying a bunch of strange programs bundled together. Unfortunately, they might have been introduced to you in a misleading manner, and you might believe them to be harmless or even useful. The only way to know whether or not these additional programs are malicious and deserve removal is to inspect them using a legitimate malware scanner. Hopefully, serious infection will not be found, but if they are, you have to remove them as soon as possible. If you postpone the removal of Setupsk because of other threats, do not forget that this advertising-supported program is also dangerous.

The clandestine Setupsk is set up to showcase ads on any website that you visit; however, it has white-listed certain IP addresses (e.g., and domains (e.g., to prevent ads from showing up. Due to this, you might think that the advertisements you see are represented only by certain websites that you visit. If you believe this, you are more likely to interact with these advertisements, and that, of course, is a huge mistake. Setupsk connects to,,, and many other servers so as to showcase third-party advertisements. The more ads it shows, the more ads you are likely to interact with, and that leads to bigger profits because the creator of the adware is likely to earn money based on a pay-per-click system. To display ads, this program redirects Internet traffic, and, according to our research, it can redirect from 80 to 24681 ports and from 443 to 24136 ports.

Why is it dangerous to interact with the advertisements displayed by Setupsk? That is because this adware might be serving anyone, and that includes malicious parties. You might be unaware of this, but advertisements are often used for the distribution of malware. Fake video codecs, security software, malware scanners, PDF converters and others kinds of seemingly useful tools offered could hide malicious programs. Also, advertisements can be used to expose users to scams. For example, a survey might show up suggesting that you could win a prize if you disclosed personal information, such as your full name, email address, and telephone number. This is a classic scam that schemers use to select potential victims. For example, if you disclose your email address and name, you could be exposed to personally addressed spam emails that could contain malware installers. Notably, this is how dangerous ransomware is spread.

As mentioned already, you cannot remove Setupsk by uninstalling it. If you uninstall this adware, you will need to erase leftover components as well. Due to this, we suggest following the guide below if you want to get rid of the adware manually. If you are stuck on any of the steps, add a comment below so that we could assist you as soon as possible. Of course, manual removal is not ideal, especially if other infections have slithered into your operating system along with adware. If that has happened, you should think about installing software that can inspect your operating system to identify malware and then eliminate it from your PC automatically. If you keep anti-malware software installed after it is done removing all existing threats, your virtual security will be reinforced as well.

How to delete Setupsk

  1. Simultaneously tap keys Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Enter regedit.exe into the dialog box to launch Registry Editor.
  3. Delete the values called setupsk_upd and setupskfound in these paths:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\
  4. Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to launch Explorer.
  5. Enter %APPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  6. Delete the folders named setupsk and setupsk_upd.
  7. Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\ into the bar at the top.
  8. Delete the tasks named setupsk and setupsk_upd.
Download Remover for Setupsk *
*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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