Generic PUP.y Removal Guide

About Generic PUP.y

Generic PUP.y is a generic name given to a potentially not wanted application (PUP) by the anti-malware program you have installed on your system. It’s a type of contamination that won’t do severe harm to your device directly. The PUP could be disguised as a handy application in order to avoid removal. It might be disguising itself as a system optimizer or an anti-virus tool. PUPs are fundamentally applications that install without your explicit authorization via program bundles, and then use scare tactics to make you buy useless services. Bogus computer optimization applications and virus removal applications will prompt you to purchase their complete versions by using scare tactics, while you will be exposed to nonstop advertisements if you’re dealing with a dubious browser plug-in. Not only is the PUP useless, it will also get on your nerves, which is why Generic PUP.y termination should be your next course of action.


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How are PUPs spread

Since there is an official web page, it is possible you were the one to install it. Performing thorough research about programs you install will help you avoid PUP installations in the future.

It is also possible for the application to have installed via the bundling method. If you’re wondering how this works, it’s rather simple. Oftentimes, freeware come with extra items added to them, and they will be permitted to install alongside unless you uncheck them manually. Usually, those offers are hidden, which means most users do not notice them, thus authorizing them to install.

So as to prevent not wanted item installation, you should pay attention to how you install programs. Default settings won’t show you what has been added, so opt for Advanced (Custom) settings if you are given the option. When the items are made visible by those settings, you’ll have the option of unchecking them.

Is Generic PUP.y harmful

If your security program (whether you prefer Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro or ESET) is detecting something as Generic PUP.y, a generic PUP is possibly inhabiting your computer. The contamination will not jeopardize your computer all that much, even if it is discovered by a lot of security programs. Instead of harming the PC, the prime aim of a PUP is to make profit by prompting users to make useless application purchases and exposing users to a lot of adverts. PUPs generally show a lot of advertisements, and that is one of the initial symptoms.

To sum up, purchasing paid versions of PUP isn’t suggested as you’d end up wasting your money. Also bear in mind that ads generated by PUPs are likely to expose you to malicious software and scams, so interacting with them is not suggested.

Generic PUP.y removal

The reason you’re reading this might be because your anti-virus isn’t erasing Generic PUP.y even though it detects it. If that is the case, you have two options, you may uninstall Generic PUP.y manually or you may use a different security tool. To help with manual Generic PUP.y uninstallation, we’ve given instructions below this report. In certain cases, your anti-malware program may detect a false positive, which essentially means an issue is falsely reported.

Generic PUP.y Behavior

  • Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
  • Generic PUP.y Shows commercial adverts
  • Steals or uses your Confidential Data
  • Slows internet connection
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Changes user's homepage
  • Integrates into the web browser via the Generic PUP.y browser extension

Generic PUP.y effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 35% 
  • Windows 8 41% 
  • Windows 7 18% 
  • Windows Vista 2% 
  • Windows XP 4% 
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Generic PUP.y Geography

Remove Generic PUP.y from Windows

Remove Generic PUP.y from Windows XP:

  1. Open menu by clicking Start.
  2. Control PanelAdd or Remove Programs. win-xp-control-panel Generic PUP.y
  3. Remove the application.

Remove Generic PUP.y from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. StartControl PanelPrograms and Features win7-control-panel Generic PUP.y
  2. Find the unwanted program, right click on it and select Uninstall.

Remove Generic PUP.y from Windows 8/8.1/10:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI screen, All appsControl Panel. win8-control-panel-search Generic PUP.y
  2. Select Uninstall a program, find the program you want to uninstall, right-click and select Uninstall.

Remove Generic PUP.y from Your Browsers

Remove Generic PUP.y from Internet Explorer

  • Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  • Select 'Advanced' and click 'Reset'. reset-ie Generic PUP.y
  • 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' → 'Delete personal settings' → 'Reset'.
  • Press 'Close' and then ‘OK’.
  • Press Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons. Press Toolbars and Extensions and remove the unwanted extensions. ie-addons Generic PUP.y
  • In Search Providers you can set any page as your new search tool.

Delete Generic PUP.y from Mozilla Firefox

  • Type in about:addons in your browser’s URL field. firefox-extensions Generic PUP.y
  • Go through the list of extensions and remove the unwanted ones.
  • FirefoxHelp (Help in menu for OSX users) → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox. firefox_reset Generic PUP.y

Terminate Generic PUP.y from Chrome

  • Type chrome://extensions in your browser’s URL field. extensions-chrome Generic PUP.y
  • Go through the list of extensions and remove the unwanted ones.
  • Type in chrome://settings in the URL bar.
  • Advanced settingsReset browser settings. chrome-advanced Generic PUP.y
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