Tag Archives: Potentially Unwanted Programs

What means PUP.Optional?

What means PUP.Optional?

The term PUP.Optional is related to (potentially unwanted programs) and such programs are often installed without the knowledge of users. Free software categorized as PUP.Optional include adware, spyware, toolbars, browser hijackers and many other unwanted or harmfull applications. A PUP is technically not virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, and many users have no idea where such PUP.Optional threads did come from, so it’s not surprising at all… Read More »

PUP.Loadtubes – Removal Instructions


PUP.Loadtubes is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP/PUA), which will display malicious and annoying advertisements, pop-up ads  and sponsored links on especially Youtube and other websites that you are visiting with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. PUP.Loadtubes is browser plugin that is bundled with free software like, video recording, streaming and converters also free download-managers for YouTube are packed with the PUP.Loadtubes adware. Once installed and when you will watch a… Read More »

What is Adware?

What is Adware

Adware is the general term applied to Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP/PUA) that will display unwanted pop-ups, advertisements, audio ads  or re-direct your search results to promotional and sponosred (malicious) web sites. Adware is frequently built into freeware or shareware programs: if you download a freeware program that is packed by a wrapper the adware or bundeld programms will be installed on your system without your knowledge or consent. Sometimes a Trojan Horse… Read More »