How to uninstall PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar

About PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar

PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar detected by your virus elimination tool likely means a generic potentially not wanted application (PUP) is inhabiting your device. PUPs aren’t severe infections, as in they don’t normally harm the system directly. The PUP you are dealing with is likely concealed as a handy program. It might be concealed as a system optimizer or an security program. The reason they are usually classified as potentially unwanted because they employ software bundling to install unnoticed, and then provide useless services while requesting money. Depending on what type of PUP you have, you will either be bombarded by ads or prompted to purchase useless services. Not only is the PUP of no use to you, it’ll also get on your nerves, which is why you ought to erase PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar.


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How are PUPs distributed

PUPs oftentimes pretend to be useful programs, so it’s possible the PUP was set up by you intentionally. If you did install the potentially unwanted program purposely, you ought to do more research in the future before installing applications.

It’s also possible for the program to have installed via the bundling method. While program bundling is a rather basic method, you may not be familiar with the way it works. Oftentimes, freeware have extra offers added to them, and unless you deselect them, they will install alongside. Those offers are often hidden, which leads to a lot of users unintentionally installing them.

The installation of those undesirable software can’t be blocked, unless you pay attention to how you install free applications. So as to make the offers visible, select Advanced (Custom) settings. Anything added will be made visible in those settings, so you will have the option of unmarking all of them.

What does PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar do

If your anti-virus (whether you prefer Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro or ESET) is identifying PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar, a generic PUP is likely inhabiting your computer. Most anti-virus programs will discover it, but it isn’t particularly dangerous. Usually, PUPs aim to either expose you to ads or make you purchase worthless applications. And no matter what kind of PUP you have, the initial sign is commonly an increase in advertisements.

In short, since most PUPs don’t actually work, purchasing them would be wasting money. And we certainly don’t advise interacting with PUP made ads, as they could expose you to malware or scams.

Ways to uninstall PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar

If your anti-virus tool finds PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar but you’re reading this article, you may not be able to take care of PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar deletion. If that is the case, you have the choice of removing PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar manually or using a different malware removal utility. To help with manual PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar removal, we have provided guides below this article. PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar could also be a false positive, falsely detected by your anti-malware program.

PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar Behavior

  • Slows internet connection
  • PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar Shows commercial adverts
  • Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
  • Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
  • Redirect your browser to infected pages.
  • Steals or uses your Confidential Data

PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 32% 
  • Windows 8 31% 
  • Windows 7 18% 
  • Windows Vista 0% 
  • Windows XP 19% 
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PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar Geography

Remove PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar from Windows

Remove PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar from Windows XP:

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

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

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

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

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

Remove PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar from Your Browsers

Remove PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar from Internet Explorer

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

Delete PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar from Mozilla Firefox

  • Type in about:addons in your browser’s URL field. firefox-extensions PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar
  • 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.MyStartToolbar

Terminate PUP.Optional.MyStartToolbar from Chrome

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