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Danger level 7
Type: Adware


Setli is an infection that operates by changing your DNS settings, which enables it to showcase ads freely. According to our research team, this threat is a new version of the infamous DNS Unlocker, and so it is similar to such infections as Ghostify and VidSqaure as well. This malware could slither into your operating system in a misleading manner, and you might not understand where all of the adverts are coming from. All in all, if you start noticing more ads than usual, you should not ignore the situation. The best thing you can do is install a trustworthy malware scanner. If the tool is reliable and up-to-date, it should help you identify threats. Hopefully, once you know which malware is active, you can delete it with ease. If you are interested in removing Setli, you are reading the right report, and we can teach you how to get rid of this advertising-supported program yourself.

It was found that Setli used to be introduced via in the past. At the moment, this website is not active, but when it was, it was offering users to unlock censored content. This is exactly how all threats similar to this adware are introduced to users. After all, if nothing beneficial is offered, users would not let them in. Users might choose to install Setli if, for example, they live in a country where a certain website is locked. Although the official page does not work, the suspicious adware is unlikely to stop spreading, and third-party installers are most likely to be used for the distribution. While we classify the ad-supported program as a threat, we have to warn you that third-party installers could package it along with much more dangerous threats. Again, a legitimate malware scanner will help you identify them if they exist. Obviously, if malicious infections are installed, you need to remove them as soon as you can; otherwise, you might be facing serious security problems. If you uncover extremely malicious and aggressive infections, we recommend focusing on them first.

Once the suspicious Setli is installed, it changes DNS to and By doing that, the infection should unlock censored content, as well as showcase advertisements. If you have reviewed the EULA document supporting the suspicious DNS changer, you might already know that ads are shown to help the developer of adware to keep the service free. Although it is commendable that Setli does not hide the fact that it is all about displaying advertisements, you need to be cautious about that. After all, you cannot predict what kinds of ads could be shown to you, and whether or not they would be trustworthy. If they were not, you could be exposed to scams, malware installers, misleading links, bogus shopping offers, and other kinds of questionable content. Is it worth it for you to get exposed to virtual security threats for a tool that might or might not unlock some websites? You have to think about this carefully if you think that the risk is worth it.

If you follow the instructions below, you will learn how to change DNS settings and delete Setli from your operating system manually. Neither of these tasks is incredibly complicated, but, of course, you need to be careful, and we recommend focusing on one step at a time. If you are having problems eliminating this ad-supported program or restoring DNS settings, you can always seek help via the comments section below. Our research team is ready to assist you and answer any questions you might have. If you are dealing with multiple threats, we also suggest thinking about using anti-malware software because it can automatically erase all infections at once. This is especially helpful if you lack experience. Furthermore, this software can continue serving in the future by keeping malware away, and so our research team believes that this is the best option for everyone.

Restore DNS Settings

  1. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys on the keyboard.
  2. Enter ncpa.cpl into the dialog box to open the Network Connections menu.
  3. Identify the network connection you need to modify and right-click it.
  4. Select Properties and then select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4).
  5. Click Properties and then mark Use the following DNS server addresses.
  6. Enter the preferred DNS address (e.g., Google Public DNS addresses, and
  7. Click OK and then exit the utility.

Setli Removal

  1. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys on the keyboard.
  2. Enter regedit.exe into the dialog box to open the Registry Editor utility.
  4. Delete the key called 5da059a482fd494db3f252126fbc3d5b.
  5. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\ and repeat step 4.
  6. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\.
  7. Delete the key called bVHLqThOf4ov (could be different).
  8. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\.
  9. Delete the key called {A97606DF-0FE1-4390-B0DD-ADA8B303AE61}_is1.
  10. Launch Explorer by tapping Win+E keys on the keyboard.
  11. Enter %PROGRAMFILES% (or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, depending on Windows) into the bar at the top.
  12. Delete the folder named bVHLqThOf4ov (could be different).
  13. Enter %WINDIR%\Tasks into the bar at the top.
  14. Delete the file named ^bVHLqThOf4ov\.job$ (could be different).
  15. Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks into the bar at the top.
  16. Delete the file named ^bVHLqThOf4ov$ (could be different).
  17. Empty Recycle Bin and then run a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner. If any leftovers are detected, get rid of them immediately.
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