Thursday, September 26, 2013

Completely Remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A—Uninstall Guide

Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware keep detecting PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A? Do not know how does PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A invade into the computer? Have tried the removal of the antivirus program but still can see PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A appearing again after restarting the computer? How to remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A thoroughly from the infected PC? Read this passage and find out all the above answers.

What’s PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A?
PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A which belongs to the Trojan horse family was detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The same as other Trojan horse virus, PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A can get spread through peer-to-peer file sharing and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software. When you download these software, PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A got the chance to sneak into the PC. PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A is really a big thread to the infected computer. Once gets inside, it would alter the system default settings such as change your browser homepage, desktop settings and redirect search inquiries. You may find that some important files disappear and there are lots of strange programs appear in the Task Manager which are very hard to delete.

At the same time, the performance of the infected PC decline dramatically, users may encounter window freeze, unstopped ads popping up or system crash when surf the internet. This is because PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A has furtively downloaded other computer virus such as browser hijacker, adware and malware for its own benefits. These viruses work together and cause so many PC issues which may lead to system breakdown in the end.   As a result, PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A should be removed immediately once you have noticed its existence.

Effective methods to get rid of PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A:

Method one: Manually remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A
Method two: Automatically remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A easily with SpyHunter

Detail instruction (please perform all the steps in correct order)

Method one: Manually remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A

Step 1: stop all the malicious processes about PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A Guide: Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
Terminate all the processes related to PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A

Step2: uninstall PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Add or Remove programs.

Step 3: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Guide: click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Delete all the following files belong to PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A
C:\Program Files\

Step 4: open Registry Editor to delete all the vicious registries as below
Guide: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "{searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "{searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "{searchTerms}"

If the manual removal is kinda difficult for you and you have spent too much time in manually removing without any progress, stop and choose the automatic removal solution.

Method two: Automatically remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A easily with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc. It is important to note that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step one: Click the Download icon to install SpyHunter in your PC.

Step two: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.

Step three: Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the threats on your PC.

Video on how to remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A:

Note: manual removal is an effectively method to get rid of PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A, as to completely remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A, all its related files, process, and registries needs to be removed. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in manually dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, you are recommended to download Spyhunter to automatically remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A from your PC quickly and effectively.

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