I ran Malwarebytes and it detected lots of infections. Most of them belong to this PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A. But when I tried to delete the infections, Malwarebytes became frozen and did not remove the infections for me completely. Has this virus damaged the system files? How do I get rid of all these infections from my computer?

PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A – How to Remove

PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A is categorized as a computer threat from the PUP family. PUP stands for potentially unwanted programs. Hence, this detection can be treated as an adware that causes constant troubles on targeted computers to scam innocent PC users. Lately, many computer users report that their computers have been compromised by this kind of infection and none of the Anti-virus software works. We believe that’s because virus creators have enabled this adware to escape from most PC protection programs to sneak on to different PCs without consent. It’s specifically created to help prompt other cyber threats to damage the PCs and allow unauthorized online third-parties access the infected systems. Hence, one should not hesitate to get rid of this PUP infection for the sake of computer safety.

This PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A can help itself distribute on the Internet via bundling with many resources including hacked links and sites, malicious programs, unauthorized freeware and even spam email attachments. If PC users accidentally click on suspicious links or download spam ware, they will somehow install this PUP infection without knowing. That’s why we often say the virus doesn’t need permissions from PC users to be installed. It can achieve that via bundling.

Once PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A is successfully installed, system default structures will be modified for its convenience. This PUP infection can then disable most of the programs on the affected systems, especially PC protection tools. Executable programs will become unresponsive more often and the whole computers can be frozen every once in a while. What’s more, this adware can pop up fake security alerts to scare PC owners and force them to purchase some kind of malicious programs. Online activities of victims could even be collected via tracking cookies to help cyber criminals. And unauthorized online third-parties can gain illegal accesses to the compromised systems with the help of Trojans. In a word, PCs will become worse gradually if a complete removal cannot be achieved soon.

Manual removal is the efficient way to get rid of this PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to get help if you are not qualified with advanced PC skills to proceed this manual removal process.

A Step-by-Step Trojan Manual Removal Guide

Even the most authentic or powerful Anti-virus software will fail under certain circumstances because new viruses are created every once in a while and some of them have been enabled to fail these PC protection tools. To remove PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A safely and completely, try the manual removal process here. Suggestions: If you are not too good with computers or have important work on the PCs, try to back up valuable data with the help of a flash drive or external hard drive beforehand.

Note: Virus files and associating registry values can be named differently. Expertise will be required during the manual removal process in order to achieve a complete virus removal. Basic steps have been listed in the following to get rid of this Trojan virus:

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager:

Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK:

Folder Options

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete registry values associated with this PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A infection:

Run+Registry Editor

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


Even the well-protected computers can be affected by this PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A infection if PC owners do not behave with proper manners online. This infection, together with most of others, can be distributed on the Internet using the technique called bundling. Any suspicious sites or pop-ups, unfriendly “free” software or unknown email attachments can be used to bundle with this adware. Soon as the infection gets in the system, this PUP infection will be able to terminate some functions on the PC and stop it from running properly. Users can expect constant blocks or threatening pop-up security alerts during the usage. Everything will run extremely slow on the PC and unfamiliar applications can be automatically installed to drag down the overall performance of the machine. These can all help cyber criminals benefit. Hence, to stop being deceived by cyber scams, remove this PUP infection completely and timely.

Note: All attempts to remove PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A infection are failed in the end? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts now for further assistance to complete a successful virus removal:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 6, 2013 9:43 am

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