PUP.Optional.Conduit. How to remove PUP.Optional.Conduit virus?

PUP.Optional.Conduit is an adware program that in many cases can be not only annoying but also pose a risk to the computer system. Such programs are made to show ads on the desktop from which creators makes money. The profit is not only for the adware creators, but also for the advertisers. The security risk of the computer system comes from clicking on these ads. In such cases, such situation may forward users to sites with suspicious content. These programs are also considered malware or potentially unwanted programs (PUP). Adware programs can often rely on the naivety of consumers who believe that such programs are harmless and even useful. In fact, these are scams that are totally useless and must be removed immediately.

In fact, these are low risk programs, because the probability of a computer system to get infected with a virus is small, but ultimately there is a risk. Many users with similar problems consider these kind of programs as a viruses, but they are not viruses. Viruses are a malicious software designed to steal passwords, credit card numbers, and bank accounts, and in some cases even give direct access to hackers to the computer system. As for the adware programs, they can not perform the functions of the viruses. Adware programs just show ads that users can click and generate traffic from which they earn. These ads can borrow a very large part of the desktop, which can make the use of the computer system almost unusable. Ads can appear on both the desktop and the browser while browsing. It is recommended not only to remove the adware, but also to avoid the ads.

The reason why the adware is considered a malware is because of how such programs pave the way to the computerized system. Adware installs well hidden and does not inform users about it. Such programs are also made to be removed more difficult than ordinary programs. Once installed, the adware will change important settings not only on the computer system but also on the browsers that the user uses. In many cases, settings that are changed are very hard to recover. Users with an installed adware may also notice unwanted browser extensions that can not be removed before the adware itself is removed.

Programs such as PUP.Optional.Conduit are raked to be attached to some free software that the user has installed using the (express) option. In this way, users in fact allow all attachments to the free software to be installed. During installation of any program, it is recommended not to hurry and to use the custom installation option. This way, users can avoid the inconvenience of adware programs-related problems. Another way to protect the computer system is to use an anti-malware program. Anti-malware programs can not only remove malicious software and unwanted programs, but will also protect the system from future attacks.

The problem with such programs is not only related to dangerous ads, but they can also be expressed in the performance of the computer system. Such programs work constantly, which will make the system unusually slow. A computer system can be overloaded as a result of such programs and freeze, which will make the use very unpleasant. In many cases, adware programs also track the history of browsing so that ads can match the interests of users. In this way, ads can trick users into clicking on them and even making unwanted purchases. As mentioned above, such programs should be immediately removed and the best way to combat malicious software is to use an anti-malware program.

How did PUP.Optional.Conduit virus got my android device infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – PUP.Optional.Conduit
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.