How To Remove PUP.Optional.Duuqu

What is PUP.Optional.Duuqu

PUP.Optional.Duuqu is an extremely dangerous Trojan program used by cyber Crookes to scam money from users. Although it is claims to be a useful program to update your computer, however once infected with this virus it completely drains down your PC performance. PUP.Optional.Duuqu often installed in the user’s computer without their permission along with freeware downloads form the internet. After installation it will attached itself with your browser and begins its malicious task freely. Soon you will see lots of popups, ads and system alerts on the infected browser. PUP.Optional.Duuqu generates backdoor path to download malicious files to destroy PC security, and thus make a way for cyber criminal to access your computer. PUP.Optional.Duuqu takes a lots of system resources and thus degrades your PC performance drastically. Your PC runs very slow and sluggish. This may ultimately cause serious level of privacy issues and even identity theft. You should immediately take action to remove this may ultimately cause serious level of privacy issues and even identity theft from the infected computer.

Remove PUP.Optional.Duuqu

Remove PUP.Optional.Duuqu

Threat’s Summary:

Virus Name PUP.Optional.Duuqu
Virus Type Trojan
Behavior “PUP.Optional.Duuqu” hijacks your current page and redirect it to advertising websites.
Risk Impacted Performance degradation of system, Malware Attacks, Cyber Theft.
Applies on All versions of Windows Operating System.

We would recommend to use below tool and run it on your computer to remove PUP.Optional.Duuqu automatically.

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How your computer got infected with PUP.Optional.Duuqu

Via freeware or shareware

PUP.Optional.Duuqu can be included within some freeware or shareware programs – as a legitimate way of generating advertising revenues that help to fund the development and distribution of the freeware or shareware program

Infected websites

A visit to an infected website can result in unauthorized installation of PUP.Optional.Duuqu. Hacker technologies are often used to penetrated via a browser vulnerability.

Effects of PUP.Optional.Duuqu on your computer

• PUP.Optional.Duuqu Hijacks your current webpage and redirect it to unknown sites.
• PUP.Optional.Duuqu always bypass security tools through rootkit tactic
• PUP.Optional.Duuqu is infamous for inserting computer with unknown infections
• PUP.Optional.Duuqu update your installed application without your permission.
• PUP.Optional.Duuqu can steal your personal data like IP address, login data and browsing keywords and visited URLs.

How to manually remove PUP.Optional.Duuqu from your computer

Follow the below steps carefully  to remove PUP.Optional.Duuqu completely from your computer.

Please Note that the manual steps involves registry changes which may damage your computer if not performed properly. For Automatic removal, please download the tool below which will do the same automatically without harming anything and does not require special attention.

Automatic Removal of  ‘PUP.Optional.Duuqu’

Removal tool

 

Manual Removal  of ‘PUP.Optional.Duuqu’

Step 1: If this nasty PUP.Optional.Duuqu stops you from starting your system in Safe Mode with Networking, attempt to restart your system in Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing ‘F8’ key while your system is booting.PUP.Optional.Duuqu removal

 

Press F8 key continuously until the Windows Advanced Options Menu launches. And then press Enter key to continue.

 

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Step 2: Once the windows started, Go to Start -> RUN -> Type “CMD”

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On the ‘Command Prompt’ -> Type ‘Explorer’ to open ‘Windows Explorer’

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On the ‘Windows Explorer’ screen, please browse and open the below path

“C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe”

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Step 3: The next step is to open ‘Registry’ and reset the default configuration. To do that, please follow the below steps.

Go to “Start” -> RUN -> ‘regedit’ -> Enter

 

The registry editor window will be opened.

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On the Registry editor window, browse the below path by extending the relevant key. (Mentioned below). Select ‘Shell’ in the right side window and double click to change it’s value.

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If it’s not already set to ‘Explorer.exe’ then change it to the same and click on ‘OK’ to exit.

 

 

Please Note that the manual steps involves registry changes which may damage your computer if not performed properly. For Automatic removal, please download the tool below which will do the same automatically without harming anything and does not require special attention.

Removal tool

How to install Spyhunter:

  • Click on the above link to download and execute the required actions.

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  • After installation this program should be updated and scan. Examine the result when the scan will be finished. If you find some useful for you utilities in the list, so you can eliminate the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will remove the software. It pertains to the uncommon and special utilities that users install for their work. But generally, there is no need to delete any ticks.

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  • After that you should click Fix Threats button. If you have already had the license, then the viruses will be removed. In case you did not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.

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Your computer is fully protected now.

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