The PUP.Optional.NextLive.A is a potentially unwanted program that can be extremely harmful for the system. This malicious application is used by the hackers to divert you towards compromised web pages, and display annoying pop-up ads on the screen of your system. The PUP.Optional.NextLive.A has got the keyloggers which is used by the notorious cyber criminals to steal your financial information by capturing your keystrokes. You will also receive fake alerts regarding security of the system once this dangerous infection invades the system. You will be forced to purchase the fake security applications, and fake antivirus programs through pop-up alerts. If you failed to remove this nasty computer infection in time, it can go worse and start affecting your internet connection. Besides that, the PUP.Optional.NextLive.A also remove some crucial system files, and mess up the windows registry by adding some fake entries. You cannot run the system smoothly as long as this infection remained inside the computer. Whenever you try to surf on the web, your screen will be flooded with the annoying pop-up ads. The cyber crooks use this application to promote third party products, and services.
Removal of PUP.Optional.NextLive.A
After knowing that the PUP.Optional.NextLive.A infection invades the system, you have to find any effective way through which you can delete this virus from the system in a way that it will never return. There are some reliable automatic removal tools available in this regard through which you can get rid of this nasty computer virus within just a few clicks of the mouse. Besides that, the manual removal of this virus is also possible yet complicated, and consists of the following steps:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
You have to boot the system in the safe mode instead of the normal mode so that you can access some important system utilities that are necessary for the manual removal process. Restart the computer, and access the boot options menu with the help of F8 key. Highlight the safe mode option through arrow keys before hitting the Enter key.
End the Malicious Processes
You have to access the windows task manager by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and make a click on the Processes tab in the task manager window. Here, you can see the list of processes running in the background of the system and you have to delete the following processes:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ex
Remove the Associated Data
After getting rid of the associated processes, you have to remove the following suspicious files from the system files folder with the help of the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Open the registry editor by executing the Regedit command through Run option of the start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following associated entries of the PUP.Optional.NextLive.A, and close the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.NextLive.A\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.NextLive.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.NextLive.A\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PUP.Optional.NextLive.A\DisplayName PUP.Optional.NextLive.A
Disclaimer: Altering your windows registry items and other computer files should only be attempted by knowledgeable computer users. Errors in registry items may lead to some technical problems affecting other aspects of your machine. We advise you to attempt all these manual steps at your own risk, or else it is better use the Automatic NSIS:NEXTLIVE-A removal Tool.
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