Complete Manual To Remove PUP.ExpoDating Completely From Your System

My system is not responding properly. PUP.ExpoDating is known as another harmful application that get inside silently into my system, without my permission and create more trouble. After successful infiltration, it started showing annoying ads and pop-ups on my Windows System. It basically come to increase its variant that would help its hacker in stealing your sensitive data as well as slows down your system. It would not allow its user to surf safely on web and distract its user from their online work. They keep distracting by showing online intrusive ads on user system. Hence, you should not believe on this unwanted application and remove PUP.ExpoDating immediately from your system.

Actually PUP.ExpoDating tricks its user into believing that its offer a useful service by displaying various coupons, ads, banners, and other similar one that would save user time and money. But its not useful program. It only drive traffic to specific websites,, whenever you make click on its futile ads. It would silently gather your browsing habits, visited websites information, search queries and other typed keywords information. It would get distributed with third-party as freeware or shareware application and get installed within minimum time. Hence, it would degrades your PC performance and and allow execution of more malicious programs in the background. That' s why you are highly recommended to remove PUP.ExpoDating from your PC.

Harmful activities caused by PUP.ExpoDating are as follows:-

  • Get invade silently into your browser.
  • Shows unwanted ads and pop-ups on your screen.
  • Installed as malicious program into your system.
  • Slows down your system performance.
  • Invite additional threats to get arrived into your system through freeware application.
  • Changes browser settings.
  • Gather your sensitive information.
  • Allow its remote hackers to remotely access your machine.
  • Put your system at high risk.

After having these malicious activities onto your system, you should immediately take some action in order to remove PUP.ExpoDating completely from your system.


Learn To Remove PUP.ExpoDating Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete PUP.ExpoDating Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of PUP.ExpoDating Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to PUP.ExpoDating related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from PUP.ExpoDating On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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