How To Unisntall PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot

PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot is categorized as a trojan program that generally take disguise of any useful program and the user get it installed in the system without knowing about its harmful effects on the system. He may have found the program on any of the random downloading site. sometimes the link is also provided in spam emails on which the user click unknowingly and the trojan gets automatically installed. Another source is the already infected drive that spreads the PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot trojan infection. The infected system will go under heavy modification which will be in the settings and user preferences department. The changed settings will allow the permission to access all the internal and secured files in the computer including the operating system ones. Now it will create a backdoor in the system that can make the life of the user more difficult because all his data can be transferred to other system without the knowledge of the user.

The PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot can download other malware programs and install them in the system for its assistance. All the process is automated and performed by the trojan in the background but when the hackers active on the internet detect the infected PC they can get in the system and try to remotely access it through the backdoor. They can insert the spyware programs that will retrieve your personal information which can used to hack the user's account and perform malicious actions on his behalf. The trojan has the capability to spread to any of the system that is connected to the infected one. The hackers can gain access of them also and if the user is not alert the end result can be really devastating. So you must act quickly and try to remove PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot from the computer. If you are unable to do it take help of an automatic removal tool.

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Steps to Delete PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot

Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode

Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)

Step:2 Remove PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot from Task Manager

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot virus from Task Manager at once.

Task Manager

Step:3 How to Delete PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot Related Startup Items

Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.

Windows R

Now press Enter Key or Select OK.


Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab



Now Search for PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot Related applications on Startup Items


Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot


Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode




Step: 4 How to Delete PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot from Windows Registry

  1. Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
  2. This will Open the registry entries.
  3. Find PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.


Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot and if found must be deleted.

Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot

  1. Click on the Start Menu
  2. Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
  3. Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot that was existing on your compromised system.

Still, if you are unable to get rid of PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect PUP.Winsock.Hijackboot.


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