How to Remove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt virus

PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt is a virus detected by Microsoft Windows and several Antivirus or Anti-Malware software vendors. This PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt threat is classified as PUP a Potentially Unwanted Program or PUA a Potentially Unwanted Programs because it inflicts and acts as a malicious threat into your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 computer system.

PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt modifies system files, add’s new folders, creates Windows tasks and might shows advertisements on your computer and browser.

PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt is 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.Elex.ClnShrt threat is installed on there computer and what it is, until their Antivirus or Anti-Malware software detects it as a malicious threat or virus.

Follow our instruction to remove this PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt threat and protect your computer against another virus or adware infection.

If your protection detects PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt virus, it is not marked for deletion by default. It is detected as malicious and advised to remove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt from your computer.

This is because some users might have installed PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt themselves. A lot PUP or PUA software is distributed by custom installers or as browser add-on for a better internet experience, like toolbars and malicious browser extensions pretend to be.

We advise MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (free software) to remove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt from your computer. We also added AdwCleaner and Avast Browser Cleanup to clean your browser and possible additional adware from your computer.

PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt Removal Guide (Menu)

  • These steps include software to remove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt from your computer.
    All software we advise in this instruction is free.

adwcleanerStep 1 – Remove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt with MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

malwarebytesStep 2 – Remove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

avast browser cleanupStep 3 – RemovePUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt with AVAST Browser Cleanup

adwcleanerRemove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt files using MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

MalwareBytes AdwCleaner will scan for hijacks and viruses in your computer and browser.
The MalwareBytes AdwCleaner tool will scan for malicious Services, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Registry keys and Browser Extensions for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. After the scan you can remove the found malicious items using MalwareBytes AdwCleaner and clean your computer and browser(s).
download Download MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

warningNotice: if you have problems downloading MalwareBytes AdwCleaner, because of popups that keep opening when clicking a link because of adware
Goto this url:

  • Before running MalwareBytes AdwCleaner, close all open programs and browsers.
  • Select the executable for MalwareBytes AdwCleaner you just downloaded from the link above.
  • Run MalwareBytes AdwCleaner as Administrator
  • Accept their terms by clicking the “I Agree” button

adwcleaner terms

  • Select the Scan button to start scanning your computer and browser for malicious files.


  • to remove the malicious items found by MalwareBytes AdwCleaner using the detection Scan, select the Clean button.


  • Make sure to close all open programs and browser(s) to continue removing the detected items from your computer.
  • Click OK to continue.


  • Your computer is rebooted after the removal process.

malwarebytesRemove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

downloadDownload MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s industry-leading scanner detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It’s that simple.
Or if you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC.
Either way you’re crushing malware and foiling hackers.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware works great alongside Antivirus software, both MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Antivirus software go along and provide the best protection for your computer.

informationInstall MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using it’s installation wizard.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.

  • Select Scan Now to perform an anti-malware scan.

malwarebytes - scan now

  • Malwarebytes computer is scanning for malicious items, this might take a while, please wait for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to finish.

malwarebytes - scanning process

  • When the detection scan is finished, a window appears with the malware found by MalwareBytes.
    To remove the found malware from your computer, select the Remove Selected button.

malwarebytes - remove selected

  • All found items will be put in quarantine, if MalwareBytes Anti-Malware requires to a reboot to do so, please allow MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to reboot Windows.

malwarebytes - finished

avast_logoRemove PUP.Optional.Elex.ClnShrt with AVAST Browser Cleanup

download Download AVAST Browser Cleanup

  • Open Avast Browser Cleanup
  • Review the browser extensions with a poor reputation, found by Avast Browser Cleanup. You can remove them separately or select the Remove all add-ons button in the top right corner (recommended).

avast browser cleanup - remove all extensions

  • Select your default Search Provider, either Yahoo or Bing, choose one.

avast browser cleanup - select search provider

  • All extensions are now successfully removed from your browser(s). If you would like to reset or remove other extensions from your browser, use the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome button on the left menu in Avast Browser Cleanup.

avast browser cleanup - all extensions removed

  • To Reset your browser, select Reset Settings
  • Select Exclude add-ons with a good rating to review possible other extensions that might cause ads.
  • Select Remove to remove an extension
  • Repeat this step for either Firefox and Google Chrome using the left menu.

avast browser cleanup - remove individual extensions

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