PUP.Optional.ClientConnect Removal Guide

About PUP.Optional.ClientConnect

PUP.Optional.ClientConnect is the generic detection name indicating your system has a potentially unwanted program installed. These kinds of infections don’t normally harm the device, thus they are not believed severe. The PUP installed on your PC is possibly concealed as a useful program. The PUP may be concealed as a game or a browser plug-in, an anti-virus program or a system optimization tool. The reason they’re classified as potentially unwanted is usually because they use program bundling to set up without requiring explicit permission, and then attempt to get money without actually giving any useful service. Depending on what kind of PUP you have, you will either be bombarded by adverts or prompted to purchase useless services. Not only is the PUP useless, it will also get on your nerves, which is why PUP.Optional.ClientConnect elimination is recommended.


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PUP distribution methods

Since there’s an official web page, it is possible you installed it yourself. We would recommend doing more research in the future before program installation if you wish to avoid PUPs.

It is also quite likely program bundling was used for the potentially unwanted application to install unnoticed. Bundling programs is a pretty simple to comprehend. Freeware typically comes with potentially unwanted programs added to it, and unless you uncheck them they will install alongside. Those extra items are commonly concealed, which is why so many users end up authorizing them to install.

In order to prevent these unnecessary installations, pay attention to when installing programs. Default settings won’t show extra items, so select Advanced (Custom) options if you’re given the choice. In addition to seeing what has been attached, you will be able to deselect all offers.

Is PUP.Optional.ClientConnect harmful

PUP.Optional.ClientConnect is a detection name for generic PUPs, which anti-virus programs like Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro and ESET frequently use. Even if widespread security software discover it as a potential infection, that does not mean it’ll harm your device in a serious way. Such programs generally focus on making income by either fooling users or showing ads, instead of damaging the PC. No matter what type of PUP you have, the first sign of it is an increase in advertisements.

In short, purchasing paid versions of PUP is not advised as you would end up with a useless one. It should also be mentioned that because adverts by PUPs are rather dangerous, you should avoid engaging with them.

Ways to eliminate PUP.Optional.ClientConnect

If your anti-virus tool detects PUP.Optional.ClientConnect but you are reading this, you might not be able to eliminate PUP.Optional.ClientConnect. You may also erase PUP.Optional.ClientConnect manually or try a different malware elimination program if your current one cannot fix the issue. Instructions for manual PUP.Optional.ClientConnect removal can be found by scrolling down. It is not uncommon for virus removal utilities to identify false positives, which means the virus isn’t actually present on the device.

PUP.Optional.ClientConnect Behavior

  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
  • Common PUP.Optional.ClientConnect behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
  • Slows internet connection
  • Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
  • PUP.Optional.ClientConnect Shows commercial adverts
  • Redirect your browser to infected pages.

PUP.Optional.ClientConnect effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 26% 
  • Windows 8 34% 
  • Windows 7 11% 
  • Windows Vista 0% 
  • Windows XP 29% 
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PUP.Optional.ClientConnect Geography

Remove PUP.Optional.ClientConnect from Windows

Remove PUP.Optional.ClientConnect from Windows XP:

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

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

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

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

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

Remove PUP.Optional.ClientConnect from Your Browsers

Remove PUP.Optional.ClientConnect from Internet Explorer

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

Delete PUP.Optional.ClientConnect from Mozilla Firefox

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

Terminate PUP.Optional.ClientConnect from Chrome

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