Easy stesp to remove PUP.Optional.Installcore from Windows PC


Guys help me to remove PUP.Optional.Installcore completely from my PC. I don't known how it get into my PC but really frustrating me by deploying sponsored ads, pop-up messages over entire web pages. None of the installed security program help me in this regard. Suggest me, how do I resolve this problem completely form PC.

PUP.Optional.Installcore a recently detected Windows PC threat being developed used by the malware researchers recently It has been placed under potentially unwanted program as it put affect on entire PC and turn it completely useless. Now a day it is being distrib uted via email attachment, hijacked sites, pop-up windows and other. As its executable file installed in PC begins harmful activity in it. As per malware researchers this one firstly put affect on PC core setting such as system file and registry. If we discus regrading registry it add, delete and modifies entries with the need. This one also add related files in system to pretend as a legit program and for better functioning. Malicious activity of PUP.Optional.Installcore does not ends here, it causes lots more.

PUP.Optional.Installcore also put affect on currently installed application and turn them to help in its harmful activity. As we discuss about the browser it automatically overwrite addresses with sponsored one to redirect search easily for making revenue in good a amount. The important information may not be secure as it track them without any concern. The tracked data may be used to deploy ads or pop-up or to steal money. The other installed program may respond very slowly as it exploit there available resource. So, to get rid of related issues from PC you are suggested to remove PUP.Optional.Installcore immediately with leading removal tool.


Learn To Remove PUP.Optional.Installcore Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete PUP.Optional.Installcore 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.Optional.Installcore 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.Optional.Installcore 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.Optional.Installcore 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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