The PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A is an adware virus that attacks the windows based computers without providing prior information to the user, and disturb the normal routine working. Once installed, the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A virus can take the complete control of your browsing by changing the default settings of your browser. This malicious application can infect all the major browsers including the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Besides making your computer extremely slow, the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A virus also track your online activities. This adware program is used by the cyber crooks to display annoying pop-up ads on the screen of the infected system in order to gain commercial benefits. These ads are related to coupon deals, in-text ads, and other commercial advertisement. The PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A used to steal the confidential details related to the financial credentials of the targeted users.
The Manual Removal of PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A
After finding the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A infection inside the system, your goal is to get rid of this tricky adware program as quickly as possible. You can achieve the complete removal of this malicious application either by using the automatic tools designed specifically to delete this infection, or by following the manual removal steps. The instructions for the manual removal of the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A are detailed below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
You cannot start the manual removal process unless your PC is not running in the safe mode. To start the safe mode operation, you need to restart the system, and hit the F8 key repeatedly while the system is restarting to access the boot options menu. Select the safe mode option from the available list of options, and press the Enter key to boot the computer in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
You can access the list of processes running in the background of your system by accessing the windows task manager with the help of Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys. Once the task manager is accessed, select the Processes tab, and remove the following malicious processes associated with the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A virus:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
After getting rid of the associated processes, you have to remove the associated data of the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A from the system files folder. In this regard, you need to delete the following files as soon as possible:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
The final step of this process is cleaning the registry section of your windows operating system. Start the registry editor by executing the “regedit.exe” command through Run option of the Start menu. Remove the following corrupt entries associated with the PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A virus by using the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A\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.LyricXeeker.A\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A\DisplayName PUP.Optional.LyricXeeker.A
Reboot the system in the normal mode to see the effectiveness of the manual removal process. Run a complete system scan after updating the current antivirus application to remove the infections caused by this dangerous adware program.