I want to know how do you remove PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A from your computer. My antivirus keeps sending me the warning infection of this PUP and I cannot get it off completely or permanently. The alert only allows me to click on delete/remove it but after that I’ve got the failure message on failed removing it please try again. I really have tried a couple of times but it still no luck. Are there any other ways I can give it a shot?

Information about PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A:

PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A is the potentially unwanted program which is often known as PUP infection. The PUP infection is designed by the net hackers to distribute its malicious programs to random computer thus they can get illegal profits. It has made thousands of computers infected all over the world. It is extremely severe as it is well configured by the Cyber criminals to invade into a computer with low detection easily. Computer users are likely to be confronted with unwanted changes in their system. For instance, the infected machine may shut down automatically from no reason; it may hang when you are doing some work on it and you can get various error codes. What is more, your system may keep sending you message of no responding constantly. Briefly speaking, your computer is just working weirdly and out of your control. The infection of this PUP is also enabled to take changes to your system registry and other default settings. The browser can be one of the obvious victims. It will be caught by many different popping ups and redirects the users to some sites which they are not willing to visit. This can be a side effect of the PUP infection. Since you are forced to get unsafe web sites all the time you may be misled to click on any unsafe back links without your intention. In that way other online spread threats can get into your computer much more easily. That means the main injury the virus could bring to your computer is not the infection alert but the possibility it enlarges to enable other viruses get into the vulnerable system. 

With this virus inside the computer, various unwanted symptoms may be shown on computer. Your browser may keep redirecting you to other pages, and crazy and annoying pop-up window may be filled with your whole screen to interrupt your browsing activities. Besides, unknown toolbar is added on your browser and doesn’t allow you to uninstall it. Therefore, it is advised users to follow the manual removal instruction to remove PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A as quickly as possible.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced computer users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with such virus infection.
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. PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A 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 PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A 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:

To Summarize Shortly:

PUP.Optional.ThinkTankLabs.A is a harmful threat to system because it is enabled by its creators to trace the entire activities computer users do on the affected machine. The virus always disables the system security as soon as it gets installed from some freeware. It will cause privacy revealing and personal data being erased randomly if it has been given enough time. Once your system gets infected by the PUP, this malware starts executing some unusual activities leading in system crashing. When you want to do some work on system, each time it displays some error messages. These error messages include continuous pop-up or fake security alerts.

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 December 21, 2013 6:47 am

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