|Short Description||The program is advertised as user-friendly but research indicates it may be employed to spread malware.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements are displayed, system settings are changed.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, freeware pages.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A|
AV software has detected Trolatunt as Trolatunt PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A. Trolatunt is a potentially unwanted program and adware – a branded version of the well-known Yontoo browser extension. It is compatible with widely used browsers (Explorer, Firefox, and Chrom) and once installed, it generates advertisements. Those ads may be banners or video ads, ads related to the user’s browsing history, in-text ads, or highlighted links. Trolatunt is also known to self-update and transmit data about the user’s interaction with the software. Data about visited domains and web pages may also be obtained and sent to the software developers and their affiliates.
How does PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A Work?
Trolatunt is promoted as an application that will enhance the user’s browsing. This is a typical description of most potentially unwanted programs that seek a way to sneak into the user’s system. PUPs tend to be ad-supported, meaning that the user will encounter lots of unwanted advertisements. Furthermore, tracking technologies may also be applied by Trolatunt. Thanks to cookies, beacons and identifiers, third parties acquire relevant information about the software users. Obtained detailed are often sold to digital marketers for the purpose of displaying relevant ads.
Once the program is installed, it will add a background controller service, which will run automatically. Trolatunt will also add a BHO (Browser Helper Object) to Internet Explorer.
The primary executable file of Trolatunt is trolatunt.FirstRun.exe . The software installer includes 38 files. According to security researchers at ShouldIRemoveIt, most users decide to uninstall the program only after few days of using it.
How Can I Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A?
Since several AV software providers have detected possible malware in Trolatunt, its complete uninstallation from the system is highly advisory. SensorsTechForum has compiled several easy-to-follow instructions to remove the program manually from the system. However, since more PUPs may have been installed alongside Trolatunt, using an anti-malware scanner is recommended.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A.
Step 2: Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A and click “Remove”
After PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A will be removed.
Step 4: Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A associated objects.