Remove PUP-RHEI – How to?

What is PUP-RHEI

PUP-RHEI is a generic name given to a possibly unwanted application (PUP) by your virus removal utility. Such applications are usually categorized as pretty minor infections as your harmed device isn’t their prime intention. The PUP could be attempting to avoid removal by concealing itself as practical. They can be disguised as computer optimizers or anti-virus programs, browser add-ons, games, etc. The PUP category is assigned to applications when they install through the bundling method and try to fool users into paying money. You will regularly be hassled to purchase useless software if you have a false computer optimizer or security installed, and adverts will be regularly disrupting your browsing if the PUP is a browser plug-in. Because PUPs are unlikely to be beneficial to you, it would be best if you uninstall PUP-RHEI.

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How do PUPs install

PUPs pretend to be beneficial software, so you could have fallen for the trick and installed it. Performing thorough research about programs you install will help you avoid future PUPs installation.

It is also likely software bundling was used to authorize the PUP to install unseen. Here’s how application bundling works. Regularly, extra items come together with free software, and have to be manually unchecked. The reason so many users end up not unchecking those items is because they are conveniently concealed.

The installation of those unwanted programs cannot be avoided, unless you actually pay attention to how you install free programs. Advanced (Custom) options are what you should pick in order to make all offers visible. You will see all the extra items, and you will have the option of unchecking all of them.

Should you be concerned with PUP-RHEI

If your anti-virus (whether you’re using Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro or ESET) is identifying PUP-RHEI, a generic PUP is possibly inhabiting your device. Most security software will find it, but that does not mean it is notably dangerous. The PUP will try to convince you to either purchase worthless applications, or bombard you with advertisements in order to make income. An increase in adverts is generally the first symptom of a PUP contamination and that goes for most PUP kinds.

To summarize, we would like to remind you that since PUPs are commonly scams, you’d be wasting your money by purchasing their paid versions. It should also be said that because ads by PUPs are rather harmful, avoid engaging with them.

PUP-RHEI elimination

It’s likely your anti-virus program might find PUP-RHEI but not delete it, which is the reason you have happened upon this. You might have to use a different virus removal utility or do everything manually if your current anti-malware program does not eliminate PUP-RHEI. To help with manual PUP-RHEI elimination, you’re welcome to use the guidelines posted below this article. It should also be mentioned that you are dealing with a false positive, in which case you do not need to do anything.

PUP-RHEI Behavior

  • Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
  • Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
  • Steals or uses your Confidential Data
  • Slows internet connection
  • Common PUP-RHEI behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Redirect your browser to infected pages.
  • PUP-RHEI Shows commercial adverts
  • Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
  • PUP-RHEI Deactivates Installed Security Software.

PUP-RHEI effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 34% 
  • Windows 8 40% 
  • Windows 7 17% 
  • Windows Vista 8% 
  • Windows XP 1% 
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PUP-RHEI Geography

Remove PUP-RHEI from Windows

Remove PUP-RHEI from Windows XP:

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

Remove PUP-RHEI from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

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

Remove PUP-RHEI from Windows 8/8.1/10:

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

Remove PUP-RHEI from Your Browsers

Remove PUP-RHEI from Internet Explorer

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

Delete PUP-RHEI from Mozilla Firefox

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

Terminate PUP-RHEI from Chrome

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