Possible Steps For Deleting PUA.PCSmartCleanup from Firefox
More error whic PUA.PCSmartCleanup causes
0xf081D CBS_E_CYCLE_EVALUATION Watchlist: cycle appears when planning component intended state., 0x80245002 WU_E_REDIRECTOR_S_FALSE The redirector XML document is missing some required information., 0x8024D00C WU_E_SETUP_REBOOT_TO_FIX Windows Update Agent could not be updated because a restart of the system is required., Error 0xC1900101 – 0x20017, 0x80249005 WU_E_INVENTORY_WMI_ERROR A WMI error occurred when enumerating the instances for a particular class., 0x80242002 WU_E_UH_UNKNOWNHANDLER A request for an update handler could not be completed because the handler could not be recognized., 0x0000001D, 0x80244015 WU_E_PT_REFRESH_CACHE_REQUIRED The reply from the server indicates that the server was changed or the cookie was invalid; refresh the state of the internal cache and retry., 0x80243FFE WU_E_WUCLTUI_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION Unsupported version of WU client UI exported functions., 0x8024E003 WU_E_EE_MISSING_METADATA An expression evaluator operation could not be completed because an expression contains an incorrect number of metadata nodes., 0x000000D3, 0x80240024 WU_E_NO_UPDATE There are no updates., 0x8024D001 WU_E_SETUP_INVALID_INFDATA Windows Update Agent could not be updated because an INF file contains invalid information.
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup from Windows 7: Quick Removal Guide
How Dangerous is PUA.PCSmartCleanup?
Unluckily, PUA.PCSmartCleanup is a virulent threat, first spotted in the beginning of 2017, appears to be designed for taking control over compromised Windows 7 and perform vindictive activities that would be beneficial for threat actors. In fact, it developed by highly skilled threat actors. Though, it has no bug. During threat analysis, we saw the threat has no unique features. Just like other malware, PUA.PCSmartCleanup might hijack your web browsers and replace your browser's homepage/search engine with malicious domain and cause countless redirects. Even, it may install several spyware extensions or plugins on your Firefox. Moreover, it may slow down your OS performance and cut down your Internet speed as well as use your internet data for loading unnecessary pages or malicious files or updates from remote servers. Such malware could encipher your important files using military grade cipher and demand ransom payment. Worse, while your Windows 7 is compromised with the malware, Erase hackers may have control over your OS.
PUA.PCSmartCleanup : Distribution Source
- Misleading websites: Torrent sites and less reputed online software stores deliver PUA.PCSmartCleanup to your OS using deceptive methods. They might suggest you to use customized downloader before downloading any file or software. Please note that customized downloader always performs optional programs installation along with your regular download.
- Bundled Programs: nowadays, most of all free programs come bundled up with optional programs when you install any of such programs, your OS gets penetrated with PUA.PCSmartCleanup.
- Spam Emails Attachments: in various campaigns, threat actors use email services to deliver PUA.PCSmartCleanup to your OS as an important attachment file along with phishing text.
- Infected USBs: when you plug-in infected USB drives to your OS, the virus enters to your Windows 7 without any consent.
Few Common Characteristics of PUA.PCSmartCleanup virus
- Infected Windows 7 may be acting weird including unwanted browser redirects, slow Internet speed, presence of unwanted files or programs on the OS etc.
- Your private files may have been modified/deleted without your authorization.
- Important files may have become useless or encrypted and may be featuring weird extensions.
- You may be seeing suggest to buy products or install fake security software while your online session.
Therefore, we recommend you to keep reliable security software installed and updated on your each OS to get real time protection against such threats. Now, you must initiate PUA.PCSmartCleanup Removal procedures given below:
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Manual Removal Guide to Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From OS
Method 1: Turn on your OS into ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ to Erase PUA.PCSmartCleanup Safely
For Windows 8.1/10 Users
Step 1. First, click on Start menu then hold Shift button and from the Power option select Restart.
Step 2. Now you see a blue screen entitled as ‘Choose an option’. Choose ‘Troubleshoot’ from there.
Step 3. Next, you need to click Advanced option.
Step 4. Then you must choose Startup Settings.
Step 5. Finally, you see ‘Enable Safe Mode’ option, click it and click on Restart button.
Step 6. Next, press ‘F5’ button to enable Safe Mode with Networking option to proceed deletion of PUA.PCSmartCleanup from your computer.
For Windows XP/Vista/7 Users
Step 1. Press Windows Button and from Shut down select Restart.
Step 2. Now during the Restart process, keep pressing ‘F8 button’ continuously.
Step 3. Next, you see Advanced boot menu on your computer screen. Choose Safe Mode with Networking to proceed removal of PUA.PCSmartCleanup from your OS.
Method 2: Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup from Task Manager on your Windows Machine
For Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP Users
Step 1. Press and hold ‘ALT+Ctrl+Del’ buttons continuously on your keyboard.
Step 2. Click Task Manager from the displayed options.
Step 3. Now, you must find malicious/suspicious processes and kill them by selecting End Task option.
Method 3: Effectively Erase PUA.PCSmartCleanup from Control Panel in Windows
Erase PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Windows 10
Step 1. Press Start button and select Settings from the menu.
Step 2. Choose System option from there.
Step 3. Next, You have to click Apps and Features option to find and Erase PUA.PCSmartCleanup
Step 4. Finally, there you see list of all installed programs including malicious programs, select PUA.PCSmartCleanup and click Uninstall.
Erase PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Windows 8.1
Step 1. Press Win+R button to open Run Box on your OS.
Step 2. Type ‘control panel’ (without quotation mark) and hit the Enter button to open ‘Control panel’ on your system running Windows 8.
Step 3. Select ‘Uninstall a program’ from Programs menu.
Step 4. Now you need to find PUA.PCSmartCleanup or other suspicious programs, select it and Erase one by one by clicking on ‘Uninstall’ option.
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Windows 7
Step 1. Press Windows Logo key on your keyboard.
Step 2. And then click ‘Control Panel’ from the the Start Menu.
Step 3. Select Uninstall a program option from the Programs menu.
4 Finally, you are at the place where you can find and Erase PUA.PCSmartCleanup and other malicious software from your OS with ease.
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Windows XP
Step 1. First, go to the Start Menu and select ‘Control Panel’.
Step 2. Now, click on Add or Erase programs option.
Step 3. Find PUA.PCSmartCleanup and other suspicious programs and Erase them immediately
Method 4: Effectively Eliminate Malicious Registry Entries created by PUA.PCSmartCleanup from Windows system
Step 1. Access Run Box by Pressing Win+R keys on your OS.
Step 2. In Run Box, type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter.
Step 3. Next Windows Registry will be opened on your OS screen. Find and Erase all registry entries associated with PUA.PCSmartCleanup carefully.
-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0
Method 5: Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup from Major Internet Browsers – Firefox
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From IE 7:7.00.6000.16386
Step 1. Launch IE and go to Manage Add-ons from Tools menu.
Step 2. A new window opens, from there click on Toolbar and extensions.
Step 3. Then simply find PUA.PCSmartCleanup from there and click Erase.
Step 4. Also find and Erase any other entry associated with this virus.
Tips To IE 7:7.00.6000.16386 Browser
Step 1. Close all IE 7:7.00.6000.16386 Windows.
Step 2. Select the Advanced tab, and then select Reset.
Step 3. In the Reset IE 7:7.00.6000.16386 Settings dialog box, select Reset.
Step 4. When IE 7:7.00.6000.16386 finishes applying default settings, select Close, and then select OK.
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Mozilla:48.0.2
Step 1. You can always Erase unwanted add-ons by clicking the “Firefox” menu option at the top of the Firefox window and selecting “Add-ons.”
Step 2. Select “Extensions or Appearance or Plug-ins.”
Step 3. Pick out the add-on – PUA.PCSmartCleanup you want to deactivate and click the “Disable” button then Restart Mozilla:48.0.2.
Tips To Mozilla:48.0.2 Browser
Step 1. Open Firefox, Click the icon that looks like three stacked lines at the top right of the browser window.
Step 2. Select the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
Step 3. Select ‘Troubleshooting information’ in the slide-out menu.
Step 4. Select the ‘Reset Firefox’ button at the top right of the new Web page.
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Microsoft Edge
Step 1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
Step 2. Select More (…) to open the menu.
Step 3. Select Extensions from the menu.
Step 4. Right-click the extension – PUA.PCSmartCleanup and select Erase, or select the extension and click the Erase button.
Tips To Reset Microsoft Edge Browser
Step 1. Access the “Settings” menu by clicking the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the Edge window and choose “Settings.”
Step 2. Under Clear browsing data, tap “Choose what to clear” and then click “Show more.” There are a lot of data types here. Select them all and click “Clear.” Restart your OS and re-open Edge for a clean slate.
Delete PUA.PCSmartCleanup From Chrome 58.0
Step 1. Start Mozilla:48.0.2 and go to Tools, there select Add-ons Manager.
Step 2. Next, from left panel click on Extensions option, find PUA.PCSmartCleanup extension or any other unnecessary extension viruses and then Erase them immediately by clicking on Erase.
From Chrome 58.0
Step 1. On your Windows system, launch Chrome.
Step 2. At the top right, click More Settings.
Step 3. At the bottom, mouse click Show advanced settings.
Step 4. Under the section “Reset settings,” click Reset settings.
Step 5. In the box that appears, click Reset.