I got the infection of PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A. My antivirus has detected it and put it in the isolation region but I still keep getting the infection alert popping up all the time. I tried hard to remove it to put an end to the warning popping up. But it seems impossible for me to do that as I am not a computer savvy. What I know I could do with a computer is follow the guide of my antivirus but it has failed to kill the virus and I don’t know what to do. I am now confronted with the nonstop pop-ups of the infection alert. How can I remove this PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A?

Instructions on Trojan Virus PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A

PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A, though takes the name of Potentially Unwanted rogram (PUP), is indeed a Trojan infection threat to computers especially with windows operating system. It can be found out by many different computer antivirus such as Norton, Microsoft Security Essential, AVAST, etc. However, it cannot be deleted automatically by the antivirus programs. Net users always suffer tough time in removing this Trojan infection alert. They either cannot make a delete command on the infection files or get the virus back after a reboot. It just seems impossible to get the virus off no matter how hard you have tried.

Most computer users get this PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A virus without their knowledge. The Trojan often attaches its files to some normal and popular programs. Of course it is human beings who put the infective files to regular programs and those guys are known as cyber criminals because what they do are definitely tricks trying to cheat computer user and they can get paid. If the users are not familiar with what they are going to download they may download the ones that have been modified and reload by the cyber criminals. That is kind of troubles which we cannot avoid with our own efforts. It is hard to recognize the right package from the modified one for most computer user. Also, those bad guys also put the files of the virus behind some back links. If net users click on those links by accident they might open a path to the virus to get into their system.

A computer that is hacked by PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.A Trojan virus acts weirdly. It can be stuck out of no reasons and give users random error codes. Some people may find that some of their software cannot work well. They often quit suddenly or just give them no response message. More and more programs on the infected computer tend to follow the same step. Obviously, that is affected by the Trojan virus. If you don’t get it off in time it will definitely make chaos in the system and your whole computer can crash at the end.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with the virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :

– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. It has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.


Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.


Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:


Cyber criminals are always heeding any possible ways to get their products, viruses, able to sneak into the PC of innocent users and even a slightest of loophole in the computer and internet security system may lead to the entry of dangerous alien items like PUP.Optional.InstallIQ.Aalways gets into the PC and causes irremediable damages and losses on the target computers. It has been enabled to be reborn. The reason why the virus can make a coming back is that it adds additional values into registry keys and modifies its values to get reinstalled secretly after every computer restarts. Then longer the virus stays in a computer the dangerous the case may be and the harder it is to remove the virus. So if you want to avoid any other further troubles on your PC you need to take actions to get the Trojan infection off. Beware that it is not the last draw that kills the cattle. Don’t take risks putting your computer under the control of the nasty virus.
Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 11, 2013 6:33 am

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