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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fake Plugin Activity 2 Removal Guide

Fake Plugin Activity 2 signature detects attempts to download adware and rogue web browser extensions on your computer. If you keep getting this notification then your computer is either already infected with a rogue browser extension or there's a program that attempts to download and install it. As you may know, rogue browser extensions can pose like legitimate extensions but when installed can display intrusive adverts or even track your browsing history. Usually, rogue browser extensions come packed with adware like SalePlus or ActiveDeals. When adware attempts to install a rogue browser extension on your computer or tries to download additional files that can cause further damage the Norton's virus signature Fake Plugin Activity 2 activates and stops the attack.

When you've been infected by adware or a rogue browser extension it's just one more thing that most of us don't have the time, patience or inclination to deal with on top of all the other things we have to worry about. When you've got deadlines to meet or gaming levels to beat, getting waylaid by something such as Fake Plugin Activity 2 is the last thing you need. However, you need to remove adware and rogue browser extensions from your computer as soon as possible.

What is adware?

Adware is program that displays adverts on your computer. Most adware programs install rogue browser extensions to track your web browsing habits and search terms. This information is used to deliver more targeted adverts. Rogue browser extensions are also used to display ads on your web browser. When a rogue browser extension attempts to download an advert from a web sever it triggers the Fake Plugin Activity 2 signature. That's why you keep getting "Fake Plugin Activity 2 Detected" alert about infected computer and serious security threats.

Another problem is that adware has not been designed with good intentions in mind: it doesn't care if your browsing and internet searches are now easier or more fruitful. It has other things in mind.

What can adware do to your computer?

Not only display ads, obviously. Adware programs have been created to install new applications – such as rogue web browser extensions – on your computer. Some adware programs also inundate you with relentless pop-up adverts while others will send all of your internet search queries to websites of the programmer's choice – no matter what URL or keywords you typed in.

And that's not all because aside from their capability to hijack your browser, they can also weaken your operating system, causing vulnerabilities in your PC's security and opening you up to further abuse and Fake Plugin Activity 2 attack from even more serious types of malicious software.

How does adware get onto your computer in the first place?

In the majority of cases adware programs are installed alongside another program – in particular free software – known as freeware, or files that are shared - shareware. However, they can also package themselves with reputable programs. Because the adware is bundled with this program, when you download that, you also download the rogue browser extension.

How do you avoid installing it?

First and foremost, the biggest thing to remember is to pay attention when you're downloading software. Read the small print in the license agreement properly and make sure you uncheck (or check) any boxes that say add-on programs or added extras are included. Note that boxes may be checked to automatically install the adware or rogue browser extension, so please do take a few moments to read the agreement properly. If it's already too late and you keep getting Fake Plugin Activity 2 notifications like every five minutes or so, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Fake Plugin Activity 2 Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • ActiveDeals
  • GoSave
  • SalePlus
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove ActiveDeals, SalePlus, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove ActiveDeals, SalePlus, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How to Remove SpaceCouponApp Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Let's not beat around the bush here as they say, the fact is that if you have started seeing SpaceCouponApp ads, then chances are you have been infected by adware. And although generally speaking, adware programs like SpaceCouponApp are not the most dangerous of all the unwanted and unpleasant internet nasties out there, we still suggest that you get rid of them as soon as possible.

But what exactly is SpaceCouponApp or Space Coupon App and why do you need to remove it? Well for one thing, it's extremely annoying and can make using your computer a complete and utter pain.

What is adware?

For the most part adware displays ads and pop-ups. Doesn't sound so bad right? After all we seed adverts every day on pretty much every website. Wrong, it installs itself on your computer without telling you. And it displays ads by SpaceCouponApp on websites that don't even have adverts. This adware simply injects ads on every web page without asking for your permission. Needles to say, it's very annoying and at some point even illegal despite the fact that you might have installed it on your computer yourself. And that's not all because adware can also cause your PC's security to weaken, making it more vulnerable to threats and risk by other malware programs.


Want to stop this adware from attacking your computer? Then you need to understand its modus operandi.

How is SpaceCouponApp installed?

Occasionally adware programs are pre-installed on a new laptop or desktop. Sometimes they hit you via a drive by installation – a website that has been infected with malware will in turn attack you when you visit it. Generally speaking though, adware programs like SpaceCouponApp come bundled with another software program or a downloaded file. Underhand methods of installation to be sure, but the funny thing is that programmers who are responsible for creating adware don't actually consider their product to be malware – which in fact technically, it's not. And this means that the SpaceCouponApp will be mentioned in the installation or download license agreement.

And this is precisely where the majority of us get stung. We are probably all guilty of skipping blithely through the boring small print in these agreements and we don't actually know what we're installing half the time. Therefore while you might be bored to tears by the thought of reading through this wording, it is well worth sucking it up – don't read it properly and you might miss the part where it says 'add-ons' are included with your original download.

If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop SpaceCouponApp ads and remove this adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



SpaceCouponApp Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove SpaceCouponApp related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • SpaceCouponApp
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove SpaceCouponApp related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove SpaceCouponApp, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove SpaceCouponApp related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove SpaceCouponApp, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove SpaceCouponApp related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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How to Remove DealNoDeal Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)

The vast majority of us have had the unpleasant experience of being infected by DealNoDeal or Deal No Deal adware that displays "Ads by DealNoDeal" at some point and with Microsoft support now in effect non-existent for Windows 7 users, the threat will only increase. So what do you do if you log on to your computer and find a program that you simply do not recognize? Well the probability is that you have been infected by a Potentially Unwanted Program – or PUP that installs adware and displays adverts. Whether that was due to a weakness in your operating system or the fact that you downloaded the 'wrong' program or file isn't too important. But what you will need to know, in order to protect yourself going forward is just how did the DealNoDeal get onto your PC? And even more importantly, how do you get rid of it?


Chances are, if you think about it, you very recently upgraded some existing software you have installed on your computer. Or maybe you downloaded some torrents containing your favorite TV show. Whatever it was you installed, reinstalled or downloaded, the likelihood is that the DealNoDeal was downloaded at the same time - without your knowledge.

How adware programs are installed

Adware programs wrangle their way on to your PC in one of three ways: occasionally they are already installed on a new computer when you take it home from the store. More often they come bundled with another program. And sometimes, but less often, they might attack you via a 'drive by installation' – that's when you visit a website that has been compromised by malware. DealNoDeal is usually packed with other programs, mostly freeware.

How do I know if I have this adware on my PC?

The good news is that it doesn't hide its presence in the system and displays lost of averts with "Ads by DealNoDeal" or "Ad by DealNoDeal" or "Powered by DealNoDeal" captions at the bottom of the ads. It also displays pop-ups, so you will definitely notice that something isn't right with your computer. The bad news is that PCs are overwhelmingly more susceptible to attack by adware – and all types of malware - than Macs, and if you are still running on Windows 7 then you might be putting yourself at more risk than if you are on a current, supported operating system. On the bright side, it is easy to see if an unfamiliar program on your PC is a genuine PUP - or something you installed in a fit of madness and forgot about!
  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Select Programs > Uninstall a Program
  3. Found a program you don't recognize? It's probably called DealNoDeal or ActiveDeals. Click on it to highlight it and then hit Uninstall in the bar above the list. You'll be asked if you are sure you want to uninstall it – if you're 100% sure, hit yes – and say goodbye to your adware.
Sometimes, this adware can be installed under a different name. If you keep searching for DealNoDeal you may just not find it. It such case, it would be a good idea to run a full system scan with anti-malware software. It will detect recently installed files and check them for malware. Chances are it will detect this adware and remove it from your computer. No longer you will see ads by DealNoDeal and annoying pop-ups. To remove this aggressive adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



DealNoDeal Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove DealNoDeal related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • DealNoDeal
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove DealNoDeal related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove DealNoDeal, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove DealNoDeal related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove DealNoDeal, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove DealNoDeal related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Remove "Ads by TremendousCoupo" Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Have you ever been infected by ads by TremendousCoupo? If so, like a frighteningly high proportion of us, you are most probably aware of how troublesome they can be. After all, when you log on to your PC, open your web browser, just like you do every day, the last thing you expect to be greeted by is adware that displays TremendousCoupo ads. After all, you're pretty definite that you didn't download it, or them, last thing before logging off the last time you used your computer, so where did it, or they, come from?

This new imposter on your computer is adware, and is yet another of the countless annoyances and dangers that we know have to put up with, and protect ourselves from, on a pretty much constant basis. And if you have ever been a victim of adware then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I say you definitely want to take steps to protect yourself from being harassed by another one in the future. They say that lightening never strikes twice but unfortunately in the world of malware, this is certainly not true!


What's the point of these ads by TremendousCoupo?

It's a valid question because, let's face it, there are already enough adverts on most websites and injecting even more ads that shouldn't be there is unacceptable. And the fact is that their new TremendousCoupo ads are never, or rarely, going to live up to their standards.

And just what might that motive be? Well the people who create adware have chosen the humble browser as their method of choice in order to display "Ad by TremendousCoupo" adverts and misdirect your internet searches and send you, not to the websites you wanted to visit, but to ones they want you to take a look at instead. Annoying, am I right? So, let's assume that you want to stop adware from infecting your computer – how exactly do you do that?

How to stop TremendousCoupo

Most adware slip unnoticed on to your computer via another program. TremendousCoupo programmers package their product with another piece of software or bundle it with a file – usually freeware or shareware. The owner of these programs or files may know that they have adware piggy backing on them – or they may be completely unaware.

So to stop them in their tracks the main thing you can do is to make sure you read License Agreements carefully as adware will be mentioned somewhere in the small print. Watch out for ambiguous wording though, as well as check boxes that have been configured to automatically install the PUP. I know it's boring, but it's got to be better than being infected by adware and other malware!

If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop Ads by TremendousCoupo and remove adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Ads by TremendousCoupo Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove TremendousCoupo related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • TremendousCoupo
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove TremendousCoupo related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove TremendousCoupo, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove TremendousCoupo related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove TremendousCoupo, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove TremendousCoupo related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Remove "Ads by ActiveDeals" Malware (Uninstall Guide)

There's no two ways about it, deleting "Ads by ActiveDeals" and related malware from your PC can be a frustrating process – especially if you are not particularly technically minded. And apart from the stress and worry that being infected by malware can cause, the whole scenario can be frustrating and time consuming too. On the brighter side of things, if you have been infected by ActiveDeals ads, more commonly known as adware, don't panic because this is normally one of the easier malwares to delete.

We say normally because some variants of ActiveDeals or Active Deals adware are nastier than others and can be a bit of a pain to remove. If you have been unlucky enough to be infected by one of these, you'll have to download an adware removal program on to it. Once you've done this you will need to run the program on your computer.


How to remove ads by ActiveDeals from your computer

Initial steps
  • Firstly shut all the programs, inboxes, documents and websites that are open on your PC, except for this removal guide.
  • Open we browser and download recommend anti-malware software
How to remove adware: method one
  • Open up your PC's Windows Control Panel and select Programs > Uninstall a Program. Find the ActiveDeals adware.
  • Found the adware (or anything else you don't recognize and that the internet deems unnecessary?) Highlight it by clicking on it in the list and then hit Uninstall.
  • Reboot your computer.
  • Adware can leave components lying in wait on your PC so to make sure you've got rid of it completely, run (or install and run) a reputable anti-malware software program.
How to remove adware: method two

If you are unable to uninstall the ActiveDeals adware you are going to need to scan your PC. Do this thus:
  • Back up all your files and registry
  • Install the malware removal tool that is waiting on your hard disk
  • Run the malware removal software. Once the scan is complete the program will tell you the name of the adware – delete it!
  • Reboot your computer and then run the malware removal program once more – again to check that there are no nasty remnants of it still lurking on your computer
I wrote a more detail removal guide in case you don't know how to complete certain tasks and run anti-malware program. To remove ads by ActiveDeals from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Ads by ActiveDeals Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove ActiveDeals related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • ActiveDeals
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove ActiveDeals related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove ActiveDeals, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove ActiveDeals related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove ActiveDeals, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove ActiveDeals related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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How to fix C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll error. The specified module could not be found.

Ever logged on to your PC and discovered a mysterious SysMenu.dll error message you've never seen before? If the answer to that is "yes", then, just like thousands of people worldwide, you have been infected with a PUP. PUPs – which is short for Potentially Unwanted Programs - are computer software programs that install themselves without you knowing about it and then, rather presumptuously, take it upon themselves to install new files on your PC. Some of them can cause a RunDLL C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll error message on startup saying that the specified module could not be found.

RunDLL
There was a problem starting C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll
The specified module could not be found.


SysMenu.dll has been detected as malware by multiple anti-virus engines (scan results). It's usually detected as Goobzo, Skodna.A8D, Win32:Adware-CDO [PUP] or simply Unwanted-Program. However, I must say that detection ratio is still pretty low, just 18 out of 57, which means that most users will not be warned about this malware when installing certain programs, mostly freeware and adware. So just how do you install something without knowing that you're doing so? Well Potentially Unwanted Programs make it their business to be pretty sneaky. They don't discriminate either; they might be packaged with a program that is totally legitimate and reputable, or with something that is a little more shady – or even illegal.

Does that mean I have to stop downloading files and programs?

Well, it would be virtually impossible to say that we should never download anything ever again. From tools that enable us to work, to instant messengers to audio and video files to fun lifestyle apps and games, there's no way we want to, or should have to, give up installing the programs we want and need on our devices. So what do you do if you don't want to run the risk of also downloading a Potentially Unwanted Program and then getting the SysMenu.dll error? The point is, you need to be careful. PUPs are sneaky but they are possible to spot if you are extra vigilant.

Installing a decent anti-malware program is clearly important – for protection against everything nasty and unwanted but there are other things you can do. One is to make sure the programs you have installed on your computer are up to date. By ensuring that everything running on your PC is the newest version you will know that they have the latest security measures in place. The same goes with making sure you also have Microsoft's latest security patches installed. This is a great line of defense in the war against all malware, not just PUPs that cause C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll startup error.

Just as important, if not even more so, the next time you want to download a program, app or freeware or shareware file, make sure to read the End User License Agreement very carefully. PUPs will normally be mentioned in the small print as an added 'extra' so ensure that check boxes relating to these add-ons are correctly configured so that you don't download them too.

Getting rid of C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll error

Despite their title, it's fair to say that PUPs are generally unwanted rather than only potentially unwanted but the silver lining on the PUP cloud is that the majority of them are actually fairly simple to remove from your machine. Simply go to the Windows Start Menu and delete them through the Remove or Uninstall Programs option. If you don't know what to look for, list your programs by installation date. Recently installed programs are probably the ones that cause this error. If the SysMenu.dll error message still appears on your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



SysMenu.dll Error Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Download Autoruns for Windows and save it to your Desktop.

3. Launch autoruns.exe program (Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator).



4. In the top menu, click File > Find... and type the file name SysMenu.dll, then click Find Next. Alternatively, you can scroll through the list and look for any entry related to SysMenu.dll.



5. If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete. They are usually yellow highlighted.

6. Close Autoruns and reboot your computer when done.

7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software.

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