What is PUP.Optional.Superfish.A?
PUP.Optional.Superfish.A is a potentially unwanted program that arrives bundled with other freeware. PUPs may display advertisements on your screen, install extensions to your browsers and make other unwanted changes. PUP.Optional.Superfish.A is not a malicious application, but it does expose you to unsafe content that could lead to malware infection.
It is a part of Superfish visual search adware and it functions on all popular browsers. It is most likely that you never wanted to acquire the application in the first place. There is no need for you to keep it as it will not benefit you in any way. You should delete PUP.Optional.Superfish.A from your computer.
How does PUP.Optional.Superfish.A work?
If you are wondering how you got stuck with a PUP, there are plenty of ways you can infect your PC without having any idea that you did so. Cyber crooks often use silent installers to infect computers with various potentially unwanted applications like adware and browser hijackers. Always be careful with free software that you download as it may come with additional offers. You should decline these offers no matter what. Also, you should stay away from various pop-ups that claim you need to update your Flash Player. If there is truly a need for you to do that, you should visit its official website. Do not click on any suspicious ads, because that is yet another way of how you can infect your computer.
PUP.Optional.Superfish.A fills your browsers with ads, banners, pop-ups and so on. It also monitors your online behavior and gathers information about what pages you visit, what search queries you make, etc. This information is sold to third parties. The application will also slow down your Internet connection and certain pages will take longer to load. There is no point in tolerating these unwanted effects. You should terminate PUP.Optional.Superfish.A as soon as you can.
How to remove PUP.Optional.Superfish.A?
You can uninstall PUP.Optional.Superfish.A from your system by implementing a malware removal utility. This option is especially advisable if you think there may be other potentially unwanted applications on your system. It is also a good idea to download anti-malware, because it will protect your PC from similar threats as long as you have it installed. Alternatively, you can remove PUP.Optional.Superfish.A via Control Panel. Instructions on how to do that are presented below. Afterwards, you can also download a free scanner that will help you check if the manual PUP.Optional.Superfish.A removal was successful.
Guide on PUP.Optional.Superfish.A Removal
- Settings → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Click on the suspicious program and pick Uninstall
Windows 7 & Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Choose the adware and click Uninstall
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs
- Select the PUP and choose Remove
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