Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

By | October 15, 2013

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A is a threat detected by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. The PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A threat is classified as PUP a Potentially Unwanted Program (as in Game) by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware because it inflicts and acts as a malicious threat into your computer system. PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A is not a virus or malware but adware which is bundled using custom installers and dropped on your computer during the installation process. Most users have no idea how this PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A threat is installed on there computer and what it is, until MalwareBytes Anti-Malware detects it as a malicious threat.

If MalwareBytes Anti-Malware detects PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A , it is not marked for deletion by default. It is detected as malicious and advised to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A from your computer. This is because some users might have installed PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A themselves. Alot PUP software is distributed by custom installers or as browser addons for a better internet experience, like toolbars etc pretend to be. We advise to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A from your computer using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. If you want to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware make sure you right click thru the found results and select ‘Check all items‘ then click ‘Remove Selected‘ button. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware check all itemsRestart your computer if MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs it.

It is advised to follow our simple removal instruction to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A after removing it using MalwareBytes-Anti-Malware. By using our simple removal instruction you make sure the PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A threat is fully removed from your computer and there is nothing left. This instruction will also speed up your computer and removes any possible other threats from your computer. Please note, all software we advise to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A from your computer is free, no registration or license needs to be bought in order to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A or any other possible threat.

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A


Notice: there isn't any software in this instruction that requires any payment or subscription in order to remove any malware from your computer. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is shareware, which means if you need real-time protection and more premium features, it requires a payment after 14 days trial. However detecting and removing malware with the Free version is totally free and stays free. (more information)

Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A .
This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop and ask for assistance using the comments at the end of this instruction.

Step 1 – Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A using AdwCleaner

Step 2 – Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use restoring to default settings only if anything else fails. Need help ? Ask for our assistance and the end of this instruction.

Step 3 – Optional: Reset browser settings

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A  - AdwCleaner

If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.

Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

As described on thisisudax.org

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A

When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

Optional: Reset browser settings

If for some reason the instruction as supplied does not work for you, or the problem remains. It might be advised to restore your settings from your favorite browser to default settings. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. Open File Explorer in Windows
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\
  3. Delete the folder User Data with all it’s content (you must be logged in Administrator to do this!!)
  4. Restart Google Chrome browser

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart
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