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Friday, November 13, 2015

How to Remove PUP.Optional.MySearchDial.A Quickly and Completely

PUP.Optional.MySearchDial.A is not a virus, but it is considered as a Potentially Unwanted Program which will perform as a malicious computer threats. Usually, it comes bundling with free download that are shared on the Internet. If you don't choose Custom or Advanced installation process, your PC will be easily infected by this computer threat. So never skip to the Next step too fast, but check every step to deselect unwanted programs like PUP.Optional.MySearchDial.A. Of course, if you have a powerful antivirus like SpyHunter in your PC, it will be scan and stop various computer threats for you.

What will PUP.Optional.MySearchDial.A do to your PC?

It is a computer threat which is able to bring other infections to your PC without your approval. What's more, it can make modifications of your system settings for sake of taking control of your whole system. You may be always redirected to other unwanted websites with a lot of popups. Your system files will be deleted and you are not able to do any work on your PC. The worst thing is that your PC will be in a mess. Therefore, it is very urgent to get rid of PUP.Optional.MySearchDial.A from your PC.

Some symptoms of PUP.Optional.MySearchDial.A

It occupies nearly all the system space and make the running speed of your computer very slow.

System performance becomes much slower than it was before and browser may crash over and over.

It may open up system backdoors for hackers or drop other malware infections to your computer.

It violates your computer privacy and degrades your system security.


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.MYSEARCHDIAL.A

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