PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A Virus Removal

My Win7 computer is infected by PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A virus while surfing on the Internet, My anti-virus program has detected the virus process but can not remove it, it suggested me to get rid of it manually, but I have no idea how to do that. Is these a brief guide that I can follow? Please help.

Description of PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A Virus:

PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A is a dangerous virus process which attacks the careless PC users on the Internet, it belongs to nasty PUP virus family that can cause chaos and problems on the infected PC including running slowly and system crashing. Usually the PC users will get the virus infection while going online, especially when they click on the unsafe links or install unknown programs. Cyber criminals use these ways to spread the virus process so that the PUP virus can infect the computers in lots of countries. All the Windows OS can be the target of this PUP virus, firewall or other security tools is hard to remove the PUP virus because this kind of the processes can change the name and position on the infected PC to escape the tracking of the security tools. So it is suggested that PC users should remove the PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A in a manual way.

In general, PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A has the ability to modify the key system settings on the infected PC once it has been installed successfully, and it will keep taking over high resource of the CPU so that the PC users had to spend more time turning on the infected PC or running a process. Sometimes PC users may even get blue death screen while using the infected PC. The PUP virus is extremely dangerous which needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage and keep the infected PC safe.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

How Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

What Damage Will be Caused by the Virus:

Generally speaking, this virus can cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer like running slowly and even computer crashing. Once this virus has been installed to the computer, PC users will have to spend a long time opening programs or turning on the infected machine. It keeps taking over the high resource of the CPU and attacking the anti-virus program, other threats can be downloaded automatically from the unsafe website as well. What is worst, the cyber criminals have ability to remote control the infected PC due to this dangerous virus, all the information is in a high-risk of being stolen, the whole computer won’t be safe anymore.

Best Way to Handle With the Trojan Virus Completely?

The Trojan horse virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this Trojan horse virus in a manual way to remove it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.

Step-by-Step Manual Removal Guide:

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+ESC keys together and stop virus process in the Windows Task Manager.

(The name of the virus process can be random)


2. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.


regitry editor

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:




HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

4. Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.

This Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

As the above mentioned, PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A is a high-risk malicious process which can cause terrible virus infection on the problematic computer, this PUP virus is created to collect information and details on the infected PC, account’s password, personal files and important files will be under an unsafe situation. Cyber criminal may even be able to remote control the infected PC for their malicious purposes. Anyway, PC users had to remove the PUP virus to protect the data and whole PC, stop hesitating, or you may be the next victims due to this nasty virus process.

If you have no idea how to do with that, please to contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on December 21, 2013 2:19 pm, last updated on December 21, 2013 2:20 pm

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