Uninstall PUP.Optional.Amigo

About PUP.Optional.Amigo

PUP.Optional.Amigo detected by the anti-virus tool you have installed likely means you have a generic potentially unwanted program (PUP) in your PC. There is no need to be too concerned about the threat, as PUPs aren’t the most serious threats. The PUP installed on your PC is possibly disguised as a useful program. The PUP may be disguised as a game or a browser plug-in, an anti-virus application or a system optimization tool. Programs are classified as PUPs because they attempt to fool users into paying money for worthless services and when they use the bundling method to install on computers unnoticed. You will be encouraged to buy worthless software if you have a fake computer optimizer or virus removal installed, and your browsing will always be disrupted by ads if the PUP is a browser add-on. It’s categorized as a PUP for a reason, thus it’s encouraged that you uninstall PUP.Optional.Amigo.

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How do PUPs install

Since the PUP has an official website, it’s possible you were the one to set up it. It’s advised to do more thorough research in the future before installing programs if you wish to avoid potentially unwanted applications.

You might have also installed the potentially unwanted program unintentionally, through the bundling method. Here’s how software bundling works. Since additional offers come attached to freeware, they can install alongside. Those offers aren’t instantly obvious, which leads to so many users unintentionally permitting them to install.

Unless you pay attention to application installations, you’ll be stuck with unnecessary software on your system. To make the offers not hidden, pick Advanced (Custom) settings. All extra offers will be made visible, and you’ll be able to deselect all of them.

Should you be worried PUP.Optional.Amigo

Anti-virus programs like Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro and ESET will use the detection name PUP.Optional.Amigo for some generic PUP infections. Even if widespread anti-virus software identify it, that does not mean it’ll damage your device in a serious way. PUPs generally aim to make revenue, either by advertising worthless applications as useful and requesting you to buy it or by exposing you to a large amount of adverts. No matter what kind of PUP is installed on your device, the first symptom of it is an increase in ads.

To summarize, buying full versions of PUP isn’t recommended as you’d end up with a useless one. It ought to also be said that because PUP made adverts are quite malicious, you should avoid interacting with them.

PUP.Optional.Amigo removal

Your malware removal program is finding PUP.Optional.Amigo but not removing it, which is the reason you’ve stumbled upon this article. If your anti-malware tool doesn’t remove PUP.Optional.Amigo, you may need to install another security software, or try manual uninstallation. In case you need instructions to manually uninstall PUP.Optional.Amigo, we have posted them below this report. It is not uncommon for anti-virus tools to identify false positives, which means no actual threat is present on the computer.

PUP.Optional.Amigo Behavior

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

PUP.Optional.Amigo effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 41% 
  • Windows 8 34% 
  • Windows 7 17% 
  • Windows Vista 0% 
  • Windows XP 8% 
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PUP.Optional.Amigo Geography

Remove PUP.Optional.Amigo from Windows

Remove PUP.Optional.Amigo from Windows XP:

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

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

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

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

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

Remove PUP.Optional.Amigo from Your Browsers

Remove PUP.Optional.Amigo from Internet Explorer

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

Delete PUP.Optional.Amigo from Mozilla Firefox

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

Terminate PUP.Optional.Amigo from Chrome

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