Malwarebytes keeps showing you PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C virus but can’t help remove it? Is your computer running slowly and weirdly and your work is interrupted greatly? How can it get into the computer without letting you know? Is it harmful to your data and personal files in the computer? Is there an effective way to remove it completely and safely?
PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C is related to potentially unwanted programs that detected by Malwarebytes which are known to target Window operating systems including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It can infect a computer by opening malicious email attachments, visiting suspicious sites, or downloading unsafe software and programs. This application is mainly made to make money by displaying a bunch of annoying pop-up ads. Therefore, you’ll be flooded with unreliable pop-ups whenever you try to get online. It also results in irritating Internet browser diversions to suspicious advertisement websites or poor performance on your computer. In addition, PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C adds malevolent files onto the compromised PC to occupy system resources so your computer will become much more vulnerable. Every time you try to open a program or a document, the window keeps showing you “Not Responding” and it won’t open at all. When you open task manager, you can see CPU usage is high even you only open few things.
PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C keeps displaying numerous numbers of discount coupons, deals, commercial ads, fake update notifications and also other unrelated advertisements. It attacks IE, Firefox and Chrome. The virus can make its own malicious process run in the background so they can use up your system memory and slow down your PC performance. It also aims at collecting sensitive data such as credit card details, bank account information, user id, password etc saved from the compromised system without users’ permission. The virus installs adware, potentially unwanted programs and browser hijacker to target machine. It is extremely dangerous to your finance safety, you should get rid of it as soon as it is detected.
Slow down your PC speed notably.
Add other dangerous Trojan or Spyware to your system secretly.
Allow the hacker to access your entire system.
Collect all your personal information and transfer to a remote hacker.
Destroy critical system files and make PC unstable.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C can redirect your web search results and change the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C virus manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C virus is caused by adware or potentially unwanted program that can change browser setting and affect the proper functioning on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. The effects of this virus on the browser are very obvious, pop-up ads, coupons, and other online offers will appear once you start surfing the web. You may even notice that the computer is unusually slow, crashes, or stops responding frequently. Additionally, your web browser’s home page is changed unexpectedly, and you cannot restore the home page at all. Constant and unexpected pop-up windows keep interrupt your browsing activities. In a word, PUP.optional.Consumer.Input.C can put all the log-in credentials, online transaction data, banking data and more stored data in danger so you had better get rid of it quickly to avoid any further damage.
Published by & last updated on July 16, 2015 11:10 am