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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How to Get Rid of PUP.Optional.ChinAd Quickly and Completely

PUP.Optional.ChinAd is a computer threat which is listed as Potentially Unwanted Program(PUP).
It is capable of acting as a dangerous computer threats in your computer system. It is not a virus, but it perform malicious conductions in your computer system. Usually, it hijacks your browsers and drop a lot of malicious codes on them. You are not able to get access to the websites you like, but redirected to unwanted websites that may contain a lot of computer threats. What's more, your system files may be infected as well. PUP.Optional.ChinAd usually drop malicious codes or delete your critical files so as to disable the function of your system and make it unable to use.

Usually, it comes bundling with free applications or programs that are shared on the Internet. What's more, clicking or opening harmful links or advertisements may be harmful to your PC as well. Never visit any websites with porn or gambling content. They may be the distributing way of PUP.Optional.ChinAd as well. Therefore, it is very urgent to get rid of PUP.Optional.ChinAd from your PC.

Something about PUP.Optional.ChinAd?

Your computer will freeze to death or shut down suddenly.

Strange websites are automatically opened in new tabs.

Both the speed of your machine and your network will become slower.

It can monitor your online activities and collect your personal data.


Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

a: Get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER>

b: Stop all the related processes of PUP.OPTIONAL.CHINAD

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

c: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.

When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

d: Delete all the related registry entries 

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PUP.OPTIONAL.CHINAD " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PUP.OPTIONAL.CHINAD " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

e: Remove infected files  


C:\Program Files\<random>

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step 1: Click the icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Click to Run the file.

Step 3: After installation, click Start New Scan to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Select All and Remove all reported threat.


Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of PUP.OPTIONAL.CHINAD and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Click "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Conclution: Manual removal PUP.OPTIONAL.CHINAD is a very complex and difficult process. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal, Install Spyhunter can be your better choice. It is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you remove unneeded registry files and optimize the computer.

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