The PUP.Optional.IBUpdater is a dangerous computer worm that leads your computer towards malicious behaviors and damage your important system files. Once the PUP. Optional. IBUpdater enters in the system, it modifies the search results in order to redirect you towards its own affiliate sites and gain the commercial benefits. This nasty infection spreads through the spam emails, unsafe downloads, and visiting compromised web pages. This infection is classified as a nasty adware program which is developed with the clear purpose of the destroy the system completely, and steal the private financial information of the user. After accessing the highly confidential details such as browsing history, payment methods, credit card numbers, emails, passwords, and shopping preferences, it steals your money through frauds. Apart from above mentioned illegal activities, this malicious browser hijacker is also engaged in diverting the traffic to the affiliate sites, and promoting the affiliate products to make money from pay per click programs. Once this adware installed on any system, it will take most of the speed of the system by occupying the system resources.

Removal of PUP.Optional.IBUpdater

The PUP.Optional.IBUpdater is a serious threat for overall security of the system resources as well as data which is required to be removed as soon as you confirm its presence. The automatic tools are available that are easy to use, and provide quick success. Besides that, the manual removal method is also available for the expert level users which is described below:-

 

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

The manual removal steps can only be executed after accessing the safe mode on the infected  system. In this regard, you have to restart the infected computer, and hit the F8 key repeatedly to access the boot options menu. Once the boot options are visible on the screen, select the safe mode from the list before striking the Enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

Once the safe mode is accessed, you have to kill the associated processes of the PUP.Optional.IBUpdater virus. In this regard, you have to access the windows task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Once the task manager is visible on the screen, you need to click on the Processes tab, and remove the following corrupt processes before closing the task manager:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ex

Remove the Associated Data

Find and remove the following associated files of this nasty adware program from the system files folder:-

  • %Desktopdir%\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater.lnk
  • %Programs%\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

You are also required to reverse the modifications made by this virus in the windows registry. In this regard, you have to access the registry editor by clicking on the start menu, select the Run, and type RegEdit in the box. Remove the following associated entries of the PUP.Optional.IBUpdater before closing the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.IBUpdater\DisplayName PUP.Optional.IBUpdater
How to Remove PUP.Optional.IBUpdater?

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