My Malwarebytes keeps detecting this PUP.Optional.Amonetize threat in the system but it can’t seem to get rid of it. Every time it says it’s removed, the same threat alert will pop up after another security scan. Do I need to install another program to get rid of this virus? What could have been done to the system to make this virus come back over and over again? I need help in removing this virus ASAP!

PUP.Optional.Amonetize – Trojan Virus Removal

PUP.Optional.Amonetize is a PC threat that mainly attacks computers with Windows OS. This threat can be categorized as a Trojan virus. It pretends to be an executable program via bundling with other freeware and tricks PC users to download the program without knowing it’s a virus. Specifically associated with cyber criminals, this Trojan infection can escape from many antivirus protection programs and get itself installed on computers without consent. Ever since the infection is installed, PCs won’t function well which can cause so much trouble to annoy the owners. Any potential consequences could be expected when getting this nasty Trojan virus.

Online resources including malicious sites and links, freeware and spam email attachments can all be the mediums to help distribute this PUP.Optional.Amonetize virus. Once it’s installed, PC users can experience extreme slowness when trying to run the computers and programs as usual. That’s because the virus has taken up a lot of CPU usage. In the meantime, many security alerts can also be displayed constantly trying to get you to install certain malware. These unknown programs often say they can provide removal supports and PC protections. But you will have to pay for their “registered” versions which don’t even exist. It’s just another way of this Trojan virus helping cyber criminals deceiving money.

If a complete removal cannot be achieved in time, the PUP.Optional.Amonetize virus can even inject malicious codes into the infected system so as to help more infections sneak into the machine and online third parties access the machine remotely via illegal mediums. Computers can be controlled completely by remote hackers and auto shutting down can be expected. Because of the virus characters, this Trojan infection cannot be caught fully by antivirus. Manual removal is, therefore, considered as an efficient method to get rid of this persistent Trojan.

To completely remove PUP.Optional.Amonetize virus and save computer from all the damages, Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to get help if you are not qualified with advanced PC skills to deal with such similar infections.

A Step-by-Step Trojan Manual Removal Guide

Through studies, this Trojan virus cannot be fully removed by antivirus software because we’ve come across situations where Malwarebytes keeps detecting this threat but cannot completely get rid of it. PUP.Optional.Amonetize virus can be picked up again with a second security check. We have also found out that security tools will fail to detect this threat after several rounds of scanning and deleting. However, PCs still act incredibly slow with many other side effects. Therefore, antivirus software is not the perfect solution to deal with this Trojan virus.

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. 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 Trojan 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. PUP.Optional.Amonetize virus files will be shown in the lists.

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 Trojan infection:

Run+Registry Editor


Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


Unlike malware or browser hijackers, this PUP.Optional.Amonetize virus is more of a detection reported by antivirus. However, it gives as much trouble to computer users as other computer threats do. Online free programs are the major resources for distributing this threat. When PC users accidentally open a hacked or fishy site, download malicious programs or spam attachments, they can somehow help this Trojan virus to get installed on the machines without knowing. The operating environment and system structures will be modified by this Trojan infection so as to make its stay stable and last long enough to help cyber criminals benefit. If this problem cannot be fixed in time, PCs may be getting worse. BSOD and auto shutting down can also be expected. By then, the removal process will become harder because of the constant interrupts. The most concerned issue of all should be privacy security. It’s possible that this Trojan virus can affect private data. Hence, a complete removal is urgently needed to prevent any damage from happening.

Note: Still cannot get rid of this threat by following the manual guide? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts now for further assistance to remove this PUP.Optional.Amonetize infection:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 25, 2013 12:31 pm

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