What is “PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A” and How Do I Remove the “PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A”

Written on:August 17, 2013
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PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A is a thinly disguised virus which will install itself onto a victim’s computer and show you fake antivirus results in order to try and get you to buy the upgrade to the program. This is a rogue antivirus program, and is one of many such viruses which are spreading themselves around people’s computers through the Internet. If you have the virus, you need to get rid of it as quickly as possible because it’s going to be stealing your personal information as well as blocking various Windows features, including the likes of the “Task Manager” and other important components. If you have this virus on your PC, this tutorial will show you how to remove it.

Known as a “malware” (malicious software) infection, this virus has been designed to look & operate as much like a legitimate antivirus program as possible. Unlike many typical viruses, PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A places an actual working software program onto your PC and will then use that program to try and trick you into thinking it’s a legitimate tool. It will have infected your computer from the likes of a fake email attachment, false download website or infected download. In order to remove the infection, you need to be able to get rid of all the parts of the software which it’s using to run, including the likes of the Program Files, Settings and DLL Files it has.

PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A will install itself into this folder of your PC:

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A\
In order to get rid of this infection, you need to work to remove all the parts of the virus that are continually causing problems for your PC. You can do this by deleting the files which are in that folder listed above, however you also need to make sure that you remove any further parts of the infection which are inside the “Windows Folder” of your PC. Most tutorials forget to mention this, but the PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A virus will install a series of backup files into your core Windows folders, which are called if you fail to get rid of the infection properly. Most people just delete a few of its files and are then surprised when it shows again when they restart their PC.

The best removal method to get rid of this virus is to use a specific automated software tool to get rid of it, called an anti-malware application. These are professionally designed software programs which have been created to get rid of all parts of the fake PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A infection, allowing you tr PC to run like it did before getting infected. A program called XoftSpy is the best to remove this virus, as it’s updated constantly and is able to remove all parts of the infection your PC may have. Your best bet to remove this virus is to download XoftSpy, install it and then let it get rid of all the infected files your system may have.

You can remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A by using the tutorial and tools on our website. You can Click Here to get rid of PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A from your PC for good.

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