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originally posted by: Frank_Rizzo
Looks like it might be "AdSense", hate that company.
What is PUP.Optional.SProtector.A Virus?
PUP.Optional.SProtector.A is identified as a foxy and dangerous Trojan horse which can cause great damage to the affected computer. This nasty virus is also called a PUP which is short for potentially unwanted program. It is reported that PUP.Optional.SProtector.A virus mainly attacks Windows systems all over the world. Normally, it enters your OS when you download some unverified free programs, open spam email attachments, click suspicious links, or visit pornographic websites, and so on. PUP.Optional.SProtector.A virus will try hard to carry out as many evil activities as possible. For example, it first injects boot-up files to the Windows registry after its successful infiltration. Besides, this pest could even change the computer security settings and disable the installed antivirus software. After then, PUP.Optional.SProtector.A virus will make use of the system vulnerabilities to introduce many other threats especially ransomware or malware. Under such circumstance, your machine will be definitely messed up or even destroyed. PUP.Optional.SProtector.A virus can take up a lot of the system resources on the other hand. As a result, the affected workstation performs much poorer than before. You will have to wait for a long time to launch the machine, execute applications and connect to the Internet. Worst enough, but PUP.Optional.SProtector.A virus will help its designers to gather your confidential information for illegal activities. Thus, it is urgent to remove this stubborn and risky Trojan virus before it causes great loss.