What is PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A?
PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A is a potentially unwanted program often referred to as simply Frostwire. The application itself is not malicious. It can be downloaded from frostwire.com, the official webpage of the program, and it works on all Windows systems, Mac OS, Linux and Android. Frostwire is promoted as a tool that will help you download and share files with one click.
The program also has other useful features, all of which are presented on its website. However, the application may come with certain unwanted side effects. If you want to remove PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A from your computer immediately, you can skip to the last chapter of this article.
How does PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A?
The reason someone would want to install Frostwire onto their computer could be one of its functions. The program allows you to share files, listen to the Internet radio, access chat rooms, etc. It is a legitimate application and it claims to be free of spyware or adware. That may be the case, however, it does not mean that you could not have acquired potentially unwanted application along with the software, especially if you did not download it at its official webpage.
If you have noticed an onslaught of advertisements in your browsers, you may have acquired an ad-supported program. If your home page and default search engine have been modified, you could have infected your system with a browser hijacker. Potentially unwanted applications can expose your PC to security vulnerabilities and there is nothing useful about them. You should not tolerate any of their negative effects like slowing down your Internet connection and system speed or collecting information about your online behavior. If you have noticed any of the above described changes after you installed the application, you should terminate PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A without hesitation.
How to remove PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A?
We would advise you to check if there are any potentially unwanted applications on your computer using a malware scanner. You can download it here and it is completely free. The program will scan your system and identify the threat. You can then upgrade it to a malware removal tool and implement it in order to delete PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A and other infections, should there be any. Alternatively, you can uninstall PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A by following the manual removal instructions presented below. Using the anti-malware utility is a more reliable solution and it also ensures that your system is protected from similar and more dangerous security threats.
- Settings → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Choose the unwanted program and click Uninstall
Windows 7 & Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Select the PUP and click Uninstall.
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs
- Choose the software and click Remove.