PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A is a potentially unwanted program, which encompasses adware, installs toolbars or has other uncertain purposes. Technically, PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A is not a virus, but it carries a variety of damaging attributes, such as rootkit functionalities to disguise itself deeply into the contaminated computer system, browser hijacking and, in general, just interfering with the web user's experience. PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A uses blackhat SEO to boost traffic of the website and earn money from the click fraud. PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A can access the targeted computer packaged with freeware and shareware applications (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators). PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A is also packaged within the custom installer on many download websites, such as CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic, so if the computer user has downloaded a particular tool from these websites, he/she might also installed PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A throughout the setup process of the particular tool.
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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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