Remove PUP-FAE Completely from PC


I am unable to delete PUP-FAE  has somehow installed on my PC and instantly slow down my PC and encrypted my important data and files. I have scan my PC totally but still it come back. Now, I am not getting any suggestion to delete it. Can you suggest me how to delete PUP-FAE? Thank you.

PUP-FAE  Description

PUP-FAE is a harmful virus which is able to damage your system security. It has been categorized as Trojan virus that has been crafted by cyber criminals having aim to get profit. It can encrypt your important data and files without your knowledge. PUP-FAE is able to secretively gets inside into your computer severally as via clicking some emails, visit some malicious website and while you download free application software like videos, audios, game etc that you download from malicious source. 

Once, PUP-FAE gets permeated on the PC, it will alter your registry setting default to start on the PC. It is able to replicate itself to eat up your system resources and occupy on it with various infection to make computer slow. It can drop more virus on the PC without your permission. It can inject a malicious code to monitor your important resource. It can steal your confidential information like login ID, password and commercial information etc. it is able to disable your computer firewall and antivirus. It will be very difficult to delete it permanently with antivirus. You may have to loss your important data and files and you have issue of injecting some infected files instead of your own files, that can mess up your computer fully. So, it is so important that you should delete PUP-FAE as soon as possible.

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Manual PUP-FAE Removal Guide

Step 1: How to Start your PC in Safe Mode with Networking to Get Rid of PUP-FAE

(For Win 7 | XP | Vista Users)

  • first of all PC is to be rebooted in Safe Mode with Networking
  • Select on Start Button and Click on Shutdown | Restart option and select OK
  • when the PC restarts, keep tapping on F8 until you don’t get Advanced Boot Options.
  • Safe Mode with Networking Option is to be selected from the list.



(For Win 8 | 8.1 | Win 10 Users)

  • Click on Power Button near Windows Login Screen
  • Keep Shift Button on the keyboard pressed and select Restart Option
  • Now Select on Enable Safe Mode with Networking Option



In case PUP-FAE, is not letting your PC to Start in Safe Mode, then following Step is to followed

Step 2: Remove PUP-FAE Using System Restore Process

  • PC need to be rebooted to Safe Mode with Command Prompt
  • As soon as Command Prompt Window appear on the screen, select on cd restore and press on Enter option


Type rstrui.exe and Click on Enter again.


Now users need to Click on Next option and Choose restore point that was the last time Windows was working fine prior to PUP-FAE infection. Once done, Click on Next button.



Select Yes to Restore your System and get rid of PUP-FAE infection.


However, if the above steps does not work to remove PUP-FAE, follow the below mentioned steps

Step:3  Unhide All Hidden Files and Folders to Delete PUP-FAE

How to View PUP-FAE Hidden Folders on Windows XP

  1. In order to show the hidden files and folders, you need to follow the given instructions:-
  2. Close all the Windows or minimize the opened application to go to desktop.
  3. Open “My Computer” by double-clicking on its icon.
  4. Click on Tools menu and select Folder options.
  5. Click on the View tab from the new Window.
  6. Check the Display contents of the system folders options.
  7. In the Hidden files and folders section, you need to put a check mark on Show hidden files and folders option.
  8. Click on Apply and then OK button. Now, close the Window.
  9. Now, you can see all the PUP-FAE related hidden files and folders on the system.

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How to Access PUP-FAE Hidden folders on Windows Vista

  1. Minimize or close all opened tabs and go to Desktop.
  2. Go to the lower left of your screen, you will see Windows logo there, click on Start button.
  3. Go to Control Panel menu and click on it.
  4. After Control Panel got opened, there will two options, either “Classic View” or “Control Panel Home View”.
  5. Do the following when you are in “Classic View”.
  6. Double click on the icon and open Folder Options.
  7. Choose View tab.
  8. Again move to step 5.
  9. Do the following if you are “Control Panel Home View”.
  10. Hit button on Appearance and Personalization link.
  11. Chose Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  12. Under the Hidden File or Folder section, click on the button which is right next to the Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  13. Click on Apply button and then hit OK. Now, close the window.
  14. Now, to show you all hidden files or folders created by PUP-FAE, you have successfully considered Windows Vista.




How to Unhide PUP-FAE Created Folders on Windows 7

1. Go to the desktop and tap on the small rectangle which is located in the lower-right part of the system screen.

2. Now, just open the “Start” menu by clicking on the Windows start button which is located in the lower-left side of the PC screen that carries the windows logo.

3. Then after, look for the “Control Panel” menu option in the right-most row and open it.

4. When the Control Panel menu opens, then look for the “Folder Options” link.

5. Tap over the “View tab”.

6. Under the “Advanced Settings” category, double click on the “Hidden Files or Folders” associated with PUP-FAE.

7. Next, just select the check-box in order to Show hidden files, folders, or drives.

8. After this, click on “Apply” >> “OK” and then close the menu.

9. Now, the Windows 7 should be configured to show you all hidden files, folders or drives.


Steps to Unhide PUP-FAE related Files and Folders on Windows 8

  1. First of all, power on your Windows PC and click on start logo button that is found in left side of the system screen.
  2. Now, move to program lists and select control panel app.
  3. When Control panel is open completely, click on more settings option.
  4. After, you will see a Control panel Window and then you choose “Appearance and Personalization” tab.
  5. In Advance settings dialogue box, you need to tick mark on Show hidden files and folders and clear the check box for Hide protected system files.
  6. Click on Apply and Ok button. This apply option helps you to detect and eradicate all types of PUP-FAE related suspicious files.
  7. Finally, navigate your mouse cursor on close option to exit this panel.

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How to View PUP-FAE associated folders on Windows 10

1. Open the folder if you wish to unhide files.

2. Search and Click on View in Menu bar

3. In Menu click on to view folder options.

4. Again click on View and Enable Radio Button associated with Show hidden files created by PUP-FAE, folder and drive.

5. Press apply and OK.

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Step 4: Press Start Key along with R- copy + paste the below stated command and Click on OK

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

  • This will open up a new file, in case if your system has been hacked, some IP’s will be shown at the bottom of the screen


Click on the Start Menu, Input “Control Panel” in the search box —> Select. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Next Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Select on Properties.

  • In case if you find Suspicious IP in the local host –or if you are finding it difficult and have any problem then submit question to us and we will be happy to help you.