Remove "Ads by PUP.Optional.DefaultTab" virus in 5 minutes!

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PUP.Optional.DefaultTab is reported as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program). I suggest you to remove PUP.Optional.DefaultTab from your PC as soon as possible!
Tried to remove PUP.Optional.DefaultTab? Cannot completely delete PUP.Optional.DefaultTab, because it gets back?
Uninstall PUP.Optional.DefaultTab, kill PUP.Optional.DefaultTab process using Task Manager, delete PUP.Optional.DefaultTab folder, remove PUP.Optional.DefaultTab registry key, get rid of PUP.Optional.DefaultTab scheduled task, disable PUP.Optional.DefaultTab browser plugin, clean your shortcuts from PUP.Optional.DefaultTab.
See how to fix PUP.Optional.DefaultTab step by step using my removal guide.

How PUP.Optional.DefaultTab got on my computer?

Like many potentially unwanted programs, PUP.Optional.DefaultTab can be installed on your computer as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since PUP.Optional.DefaultTab manufacturer pays software developers for distributing PUP.Optional.DefaultTab within their applications, PUP.Optional.DefaultTab is often included as part of the installer.
PUP.Optional.DefaultTab is also often distributed with free games and simple, one-click freeware tools developed specifically with the purpose of getting PUP.Optional.DefaultTab onto as many computers as possible.
Usually, you have not only one PUP.Optional.DefaultTab problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.


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How dangerous is PUP.Optional.DefaultTab?

While PUP.Optional.DefaultTab is not considered illegal and is not officially classified as malware, it poses a direct threat to your privacy. Since PUP.Optional.DefaultTab runs alongside your Web browser, it can collect and transmit information such your search queries, Web forms and passwords, names and messages, track Web sites that you visit, and do much more on your computer without you even knowing. PUP.Optional.DefaultTab was reported to cause significant slowdowns in browser performance, making Web page load times much longer compared to a clean system.

On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being "mostly harmless", 3 being "invasive" and 5 being "dangerous"), PUP.Optional.DefaultTab can be rated as a 3.

How do I remove PUP.Optional.DefaultTab?

Step-by-step Guide:

  • Uninstall PUP.Optional.DefaultTab using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
  • Open Task Manager to kill all "PUP.Optional.DefaultTab" related processes.
  • Use Windows search to find and remove "PUP.Optional.DefaultTab" files and folders.
  • Run services.msc to disable a "PUP.Optional.DefaultTab" Windows service.
  • Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "PUP.Optional.DefaultTab" scheduled tasks.
  • Open regedit.exe and delete PUP.Optional.DefaultTab registry keys and values.
  • Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for PUP.Optional.DefaultTab presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
  • Open your browser and disable PUP.Optional.DefaultTab plugins. Disable all unknown plugins. Reset the browser settings.
  • Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.

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PUP.Optional.DefaultTab is related to: Adware, Win32-PUP-gen, PUP.Optional.DefaultTab.


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