Have a question about PUP.Optional.ShowPassword.A removal? Why can it takes over your browser secretly? Can you remove it completely? Why are all the anti-viruses incapable to remove it completely? Can you find its uninstall option in Control Panel? Are you looking for an effective way to remove it completely? If you are not sure of which method to use to remove it completely, this post will provide a new method to deal with virus.
PUP.Optional.ShowPassword.A is defined as a browser hijacked, unneeded and suspicious program by most victim users because of its escape of detection from almost every security tools on the computer, unpermitted installation and obstacles it set on the target computer at once by the time it got in. it takes wantonly activities, makes trouble in system files and bring in other threats into victim PC. It is available in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8; it can add unwanted plug-in to installed Mozilla Firefox browser, Google Chrome and IE browser. Every time you try to re-open the browser after clear all the plug-ins, it is still capable to re-install its driver and its plug-ins are taken over the hijacked browser. All changes are set to make the browser settings. It changes target browser to a completely new one which you are unfamiliar with so as to allow its malicious actions effective secretly.
In general, this malicious software is very small and it attempts to confuse the settings and corrupt the computer users of malicious links and other common Web sites and domains so that computer users cannot distinguish a secure web site from unsafe domains. In fact, it is a potential threat and it is not a helpful plug-ins at all. It will not only pop up undesired advertisements and force you to use its products like search engine, but also to reduce the speed of the Internet connection and computer speed. It can modify the browser settings once it has settled down in your computer to activate the malicious software to replace the original search engine and move you away from the safety surfing. If you think this is a simple virus and it can be easily deleted by anti-virus, you’ll find out the limited of anti-virus soon. Considering the universality and complexity of this virus, you need to surf the Internet more careful and remove it manually as soon as you find PUP.Optional.ShowPassword.A.
※ It will allow cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without noticed
※ It disables executable program and cause system crash
※ It will change your registry settings and key value which makes it hard to be removed
※ It will display numerous fake infections of exaggerated security threats
※ It violates your privacy and records your data in the infected computer.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
PUP.Optional.ShowPassword.A is a malicious adware which can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the hacker to invade the infected computer to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it as quickly as possible. Users can follow the manual guide here to have it removed instantly.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click Start button on the bottom, then click on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager and stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Click Start Menu → hit Run → type in “regedit” → click “OK” then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove PUP.Optional.ShowPassword.A.
PUP.Optional.ShowPassword.A is a kind of advertising software, shortly for adware, that is owned by unknown resource and bundled with other software together to get itself secretly installed on the target computer because PC users may choose automatically complete the installation process give full authentication to installation process. This is a nasty adware which will immediately take over the entire browser once installed. It usually adds some unwanted add-ons in hijacked browser and disable other add-ons especially the protected add-ons to make it as the only available add-ons and activates the modifying of settings on the victim browser to allow it bring in more threats or viruses. Learning on how to handle with nasty adware is very important to us because we can compare infected signs between before and after and check whether our PC is infected by it or not. If unfortunately your computer is infected with this threat, please follow the guide below to get rid of it completely
Published by & last updated on December 4, 2013 1:27 pm