How to Remove PUP.Optional.Qone8 Virus and Protect the Computer

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 19, 2013

Fed up with PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus? This Trojan can mess up your whole system as well as the web browser. Follow detailed and professional guide in this post to completely remove PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus.

What is PUP.Optional.Qone8 Virus?

PUP.Optional.Qone8 is a Trojan virus or PUP (potentially unwanted programs) virus which does much harm to the compromised Windows System. Web criminals always spread the malicious codes of this unwanted program to some unsecure web pages like porno sites, spam e-mail attachments, and unverified free download icons or links, and so forth. Once PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus infiltrates in your Operating System successfully, it will carry out many vicious activities. First of all, this pesky Trojan virus changes the Windows registry settings so as to ensure its auto activation on system boot-up. Besides, PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus will even disable or block the installed security programs so that it can perform whatever it likes. This annoying Trojan virus could change other system settings like Task Manager Settings. Under such circumstance, you’ll be unable to start the Task Manager to stop baleful processes. PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus would add unknown icons on the desktop as well. Then you could be led to unwanted web pages or programs. On the other hand, PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus hijacks the web browser and changes the browser settings. It replaces your favorite home page and search engine with suspicious websites, redirects your visits to commercial pages, shows up numerous annoying advertisements, and slows down the Internet connection, etc. Even, PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus manipulates your online activities and keystrokes to gather your confidential information for illegal purposes. All in all, it is urgent and important to remove PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus to prevent great damage and loss.

Harms PUP.Optional.Qone8 Virus Does

1. PUP.Optional.Qone8 is a Trojan virus that hijacks the web browser.
2. PUP.Optional.Qone8 could disable some important system applications.
3. PUP.Optional.Qone8 would change the default homepage and search provider.
4. PUP.Optional.Qone8 may come with spyware or other privacy-invasive software.
5. PUP.Optional.Qone8 proves difficult or impossible to remove.
6. PUP.Optional.Qone8 steals your privacy and compromises your security.

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Manually Get Rid of PUP.Optional.Qone8 Virus

It’s possible for people with certain computer skills to manually delete PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus. If you are not sure how to do so, please do not take the risk to go through the manual steps.

Step 1: Restart your Windows and keep hitting F8 key.

Step 2: Move the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.

Step 3: End malicious processes of PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus

Step 4: Open Registry Editor and delete malicious keys of PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

Step 5: Remove malicious files of PUP.Optional.Qone8 virus

%StartMenu%\Programs\random.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

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