|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A
Step 2: Uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A will be removed.
Eliminate PUP.Optional.Trolatunt.A from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.