How to remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA

About PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA

PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA is how your anti-malware identifies a generic anti-virus tool (PUP) installed on your PC. Before proceeding, it needs to be mentioned that PUPs aren’t especially severe threats, as they do not aim to directly harm your computer. The PUP installed on your computer is probably concealed as a useful application. The PUP might be a concealed computer cleaner or anti-virus tool, a game, or a browser add-on. The PUP category is given to programs when they install through the bundling method and try to trick users into paying money. You’ll regularly be hassled to purchase useless software if you are dealing with a PUP that claims to be a computer optimizer or a virus removal program, and your browsing will regularly be interrupted by advertisements if the PUP is a browser plug-in. There is no reason why you should keep it, thus erase PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA.


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How are PUPs distributed

There are official PUP sites, so it’s not impossible for you to have installed it yourself. In order to avoid installing suspicious programs in the future, do more research about the applications.

It’s also not uncommon for potentially unwanted applications to use program bundling to install. If you are wondering how the technique works, it is quite simple. Free software often comes with added potentially unwanted applications, and they will install alongside if you don’t deselect them. Normally, since those offers are concealed when installing software, many users end up allowing them to install.

If you install software carelessly, you will not be able to stop these unnecessary offers. The only way to make those offers visible is to choose Advanced (Custom) options if the option is given. In addition to seeing if anything has been attached, you will be able to uncheck all items.

What does PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA do

If your security software (whether you favor Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro or ESET) is detecting PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA, a generic PUP is probably installed on your computer. Even if popular anti-virus applications detect it, it does not mean it’s particularly harmful. Instead of doing damage to the system, PUPs focus on convincing users to make useless program purchases and exposing users to loads of advertisements. And it does not matter which PUP is currently occupying your computer, the initial sign is commonly an increase in ads.

To summarize, we would like to remind you that because PUPs are commonly scams, you’d be wasting your money by purchasing their complete versions. And we certainly don’t recommend engaging with PUP made advertisements, as you could easily be exposed to malware or scams.

PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA uninstallation

If you’ve stumbled upon this article, you probably have anti-malware tool that cannot delete PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA even if it finds it. If that is the case, you have a couple of choices, you can remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA manually or you may use a different security application. To help with manual PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA removal, you’re welcome to use the instructions posted below this report. In some cases, your malware elimination utility might react to what is known as false positive, which means a threat is mistakenly detected.

PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA Behavior

  • Changes user's homepage
  • Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
  • Common PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
  • PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA Connects to the internet without your permission
  • Slows internet connection

PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 29% 
  • Windows 8 29% 
  • Windows 7 16% 
  • Windows Vista 6% 
  • Windows XP 20% 
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PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA Geography

Remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Windows

Remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Windows XP:

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

Remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

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

Remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Windows 8/8.1/10:

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

Remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Your Browsers

Remove PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Internet Explorer

  • Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  • Select 'Advanced' and click 'Reset'. reset-ie PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA
  • '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 PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA
  • In Search Providers you can set any page as your new search tool.

Delete PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Mozilla Firefox

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

Terminate PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA from Chrome

  • Type chrome://extensions in your browser’s URL field. extensions-chrome PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA
  • 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 PUP.Optional.RemoveWGA
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