PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater Removal Guide

What is PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater

PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater is a generic name that indicates a potentially not wanted application (PUP) is installed on your device. These kinds of contaminations generally do not directly damage the system, hence why they are not severe infections. It’s more than likely that the PUP is claiming to be some type of handy application. It may be disguising itself as a system optimizer or an security program. PUPs are basically applications that install via program bundles, and then use scare tactics to make you purchase useless services. If the PUP in question is a system optimizer or an anti-virus program, you’d be prompted to purchase the full version of the program, while browser extensions may display you plenty of adverts so as to generate revenue. We strongly recommend you erase PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater as it’s of no use to you.

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PUP distribution methods

You may have also set up the PUP yourself, thinking it’s some type of useful piece of software. If you can recall setting it up, we suggest doing more research prior to installing programs.

The bundling method could have also been used to install the applications, because that would authorize it to install unnoticed. Program bundling is a commonly used technique but you might not know how it works. Often, free applications have extra offers attached to them, and unless you uncheck them, they’ll install alongside. Those item aren’t instantly apparent, which leads to so many users accidentally installing them.

The only way you may stop those items from installing is if you actually pay attention to how you install programs. If you choose Advanced (Custom) settings, you will make all the items visible. You ought to be able to uncheck anything that is attached.

What does PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater do

For some generic PUP threats, popular anti-virus applications like Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro and ESET will use the PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater detection name. Despite the fact that major anti-virus applications identify it as a possible infection, that doesn’t mean it will damage your PC in a serious way. These kinds of software do not directly damage your device, and instead attempt to generate profit by fooling you into purchasing applications or by exposing you to advertisements. And it doesn’t matter what kind of PUP you have, the first sign is generally an increase in adverts.

In short, buying paid versions of PUP isn’t suggested as you would end up with a useless one. We would also like to remind you that PUP ads are not credible, thus do not interact with them.

Ways to eliminate PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater

The reason you stumbled upon this article might be because your anti-virus is identifying but not deleting PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater. If your anti-virus tool is not capable of removing PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater, you might need to install another security program, or try to delete it yourself. If you require guides to manually remove PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater, we’ve provided them below this article. Your anti-malware tool could be detecting a threat that isn’t actually on your system, which is known as a false positive.

PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater Behavior

  • Integrates into the web browser via the PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater browser extension
  • PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater Connects to the internet without your permission
  • Changes user's homepage
  • Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
  • Slows internet connection
  • Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
  • Common PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
  • PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater Deactivates Installed Security Software.
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
  • PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater Shows commercial adverts

PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 40% 
  • Windows 8 38% 
  • Windows 7 11% 
  • Windows Vista 2% 
  • Windows XP 9% 
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PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater Geography

Remove PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater from Windows

Remove PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater from Windows XP:

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

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

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

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

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

Remove PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater from Your Browsers

Remove PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater from Internet Explorer

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

Delete PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater from Mozilla Firefox

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

Terminate PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater from Chrome

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