What is PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare virus – Information and Removal

By | December 16, 2017

PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare is a heuristic “Potentially Unwanted Program” detection by Malwarebytes. When you run an anti-malware scan with Malwarebytes, the detection shows up in the results summary. What is PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare and does Malwarebytes remove this threat?

Yes, Malwarebytes is capable of removing One System Care from your computer. One System Care is a PC optimizer tool. One System Care is bundled with many download managers you download from the internet.

One System Care is legitimate, however, it is bundled so many download managers on the internet, many PC users have this PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), Optional, OneSystemCare e.g. “One System Care” installed without their consent.

What is PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare virus – Information and Removal

What is PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare virus - Information and Removal

PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare – How to Remove

If Malwarebytes is not capable of removing this PUP from your computer, you might want to use AdwCleaner and Zemana to remove the PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare “One System Care” from your computer.


Remove Adware with AdwCleanerRemove PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare (One System Care) with AdwCleaner

Malwarebytes adwcleaner searches for adware, browser hijackers, malware files and removes the malware files for free.
The Malwarebytes adwcleaner removal tool will individually scan for malicious windows services, malware folders, malware files, shortcuts hijacked by adware, malware registry keys, windows scheduled tasks and malicious browser extensions. Best of all, adwcleaner is completely free.

  • Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select "Run as Administrator" this is important.
  • Select the Scan Now button.

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  • Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
  • Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.

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  • Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
  • Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.

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  • After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.

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Remove Browser Hijackers Adware Malware Virus with Zemana Anti-MalwareRemove PUP.Optional.OneSystemCare (One System Care) with Zemana Anti-Malware

Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology for malware detection. Zemana is the fastest, smallest and most proactively malware scanner available. Zemana is its best in addition to a primary virus scanner or malware scanner such as Malwarebytes.

Download Zemana Anti Malware

Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.

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Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan, wait for the scan to finish, this usually takes a few minutes.

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Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.

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Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to remove the malware from your PC.

zemana malware removal completed

Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.

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Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!