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I wrote this article to help you remove PUP.Optional.Trovi.A Virus. This PUP.Optional.Trovi.A Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

PUP.Optional.Trovi.A is a malicious program. Categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), it is not a full-fledged virus. However, it does exhibit lots of malicious traits. Being infected with it is bad. Very bad. And given the fact you are currently reading this article, we think it is safe to assume that you are indeed infected. Do not panic! The PUP is relatively easy to tackle. Especially with the right set of instructions, you should have no problem getting rid of it completely. However, you must act promptly. Time is not your friend.

The longer PUP.Optional.Trovi.A stays on board, the more problems and headaches it causes. These problems will also grow in severity with each passing day. Leaving the PUP operate on your system basically equals allowing it to cause you some irrevocable damage. Why would you do that? The PUP brings along nothing but frustration and issues. It will not be useful to you in any way. That’s not what it was created for. So, do not expect it to enhance your online experience. It won`t. In fact, it will worsen it. That’s why immediate measures are crucial. Find PUP.Optional.Trovi.A and delete it before it has the chance to unleash its full potential.

Following a successful installation, PUP.Optional.Trovi.A starts making a mess. A huge mess, to be exact. It effectively destroys your browsing experience. How? It makes changes in your browser settings without your permission. You are not even informed of the reshuffles that are being implemented. It also replaces your homepage and search engine and you are not able to change them back. You also get redirected to suspicious looking pages every time you so much as touch one of your previously reliable browsers. The PUP decides which pages you visit and there is nothing you can do about it. All your browsers are infected and even if you install a new one, it gets infected as well. There is more, though.

The PUP is ad-supported. This means that it generates pay-per-click revenue for it owners by bombarding you with tons of sponsored ads and tricking you into clicking on them. Yes, you become a sponsor of hackers. Your clicks fill their pockets. What is even worse, by clicking you also risk worsening your situation by downloading more pests. The ads are sponsored and most of them deliver infections. A single click is all it takes for you to invite more malware on your already infected computer.

Also, you should know that avoiding the ads may work for a while but it is temporary. The commercials become more and more as time passes. They grow in numbers until it becomes impossible to avoid them anymore. Sooner or later you will click and then there will be no turning back. The only way to get rid of them as well as of the redirects and the other intrusions is to get rid of PUP.Optional.Trovi.A altogether. Once it is gone, everything will get back to normal. So, don’t hesitate but use our removal guide below and clean your PC for good.

How did PUP.Optional.Trovi.A enter? The PUP probably arrived bundled with another program. This is a very common technique. And quite effective too. This is because users tend to throw caution to the wind then installing programs. This is a mistake. If you are to protect your machine, you have to be more vigilant and careful and not in a rush. You should opt for the Advanced installation Wizard. Contrary to what you may think, it is not suitable for IT experts ONLY. The Advanced settings allow you to see each additionally attached app in the bundle and deselect it before finishing the installation. Do it. Such “bonuses” are usually malicious and you don’t need them on board. Take your time and keep your PC clean. A little extra time and attention go a long way.

PUP.Optional.Trovi.A Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove PUP.Optional.Trovi.A Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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