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.
Type: Misleading Product
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