What is an adware

If Pup.optional.ask reroutes are bothering you, you may have an adware contaminating your PC. The reason you have an advertising-supported software is possibly because you did not pay enough attention when you were setting up a free application. If you aren’t familiar with what an adware is, you may be confused about what is going on. Expect the advertising-supported software to expose you to as many adverts as possible but there is no need to worry about it directly jeopardizing your system. However, if it managed to reroute you to a damaging portal, a much more dangerous infection could contaminate your device. If you wish to keep from jeopardizing your computer, you will need to delete Pup.optional.ask.

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How does an adware operate

Adware will enter your operating system quietly, through free software. These undesirable set ups are so frequent since not everyone knows free applications might allow unwanted offers to set up. Ad-supported programs,  browser hijackers and other probably unwanted programs (PUPs) could be attached. Users who use Default mode to set up something will be authorizing all additional items to enter. A better option would be to use Advance (Custom) settings. You will have the option of unchecking everything in those settings, so pick them. You may never know what could be attached to freeware so always pick those settings.

The most visible hint of an adware infection is you seeing a boosted amount of advertisements. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will encounter the signs on all of them. Changing browsers will not help you dodge the adverts, you will need to remove Pup.optional.ask if you wish to get rid of them. The more ads you are shown, the more income the advertising-supported application will generate, which is why you could be seeing so many of them.Adware can every now and then offer questionable downloads, and you should never proceed with them.Don’t acquire programs or updates from strange ads, and stick to reliable pages. In case you did not know, files obtained from ad-supported program made adverts might cause a malware contamination. Adware can also be the reason behind your slowed operating system and crashing browser. Advertising-supported applications will only trouble you so we suggest you abolish Pup.optional.ask as soon as possible.

Pup.optional.ask elimination

There are two methods to uninstall Pup.optional.ask, manually and automatically. We recommend you to obtain anti-spyware software for Pup.optional.ask termination if you want the easiest method. You may also terminate Pup.optional.ask by hand but it could be more difficult since you would have to do everything yourself, including finding where the advertising-supported program is hiding.


Learn how to remove Pup.optional.ask from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Pup.optional.ask

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to delete Pup.optional.ask

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to delete Pup.optional.ask
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to delete Pup.optional.ask
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Pup.optional.ask from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Pup.optional.ask from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Pup.optional.ask from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to delete Pup.optional.ask

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete Pup.optional.ask

Step 5. Remove Pup.optional.ask from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to delete Pup.optional.ask

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete Pup.optional.ask

Step 6. Remove Pup.optional.ask from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete Pup.optional.ask
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Pup.optional.ask removal.

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware:
  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to delete Pup.optional.ask
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove Pup.optional.ask and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to delete Pup.optional.ask