Manual removal instructions:
What is PUPOK.LINK?
PUPOK.LINK is notification spam. First, it asked you to allow getting notifications. Next, it displays the spam ads on your desktop.
There are several ways how PUPOK.LINK force you to click the Allow button and subscribe to receive ads:
- Click to get access to the video.
- Confirm age: click if you are 18+.
- Click to confirm that you are not a robot.
- Press the Allow button to close this window.
Do not click the Allow button in the Show Notifications dialog if you are not entirely sure that the website is trustworthy!
PUPOK.LINK infects web browsers.
PUPOK.LINK risk level is Medium
The common symptoms for the PUPOK.LINK:
- Ads messages on your desktop.
- Annoying pop-up ads
- Advertisement banners: Ads by PUPOK.LINK.
How did you get infected by the PUPOK.LINK virus?
How to easily remove PUPOK.LINK virus?There two ways: manual, using only your hands, and Windows built-in software or automatic, using the special malware killer software.
I recommend the manual method for advanced users.
The special malware killer software UnHackMe offers you a quick way. The author of UnHackMe actively supports their program.
He can help to solve any case.
The program is entirely free for 30-days (including the support).
Works very fast.
You can save about 2 hours of your life!
Knows about new virus tricks!It has a large, constantly updated, virus database.
Includes powerful tools.
Why I do not offer an antivirus for malware removal?Antivirus is good in removing file viruses.
But the modern malware are fileless.
Virus simply adds its link to your browser and you will see a lot of pop-up ads, redirects, notifications, etc. Also, malware uses the legitimate programs to download and execute malicious code.
UnHackMe is good in removing Adware/Fileless malware/Unwanted programs/SpywareUnHackMe was created in 2005 to remove rootkits - invisible/stealth viruses.
Now it removes all types of malicious software.
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Here’s how to remove PUPOK.LINK virus:
STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).
- Download UnHackMe from the official web site.
- Double click on UnHackMe.zip.
Unzip all files from the zip to a new folder.
- Double click on the 'unhackme_setup.exe'.
- You will see a confirmation screen with verified publisher: Greatis Software.
- Then you have to accept the license agreement.
- Complete installation.
Complete UnHackMe installation.
STEP 2: Scan for PUPOK.LINK malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).
- First scan will start automatically.
STEP 3: Remove PUPOK.LINK malware (3 minutes).
- Carefully inspect found items.
Malicious items are marked by red shield.
Suspicious items are yellow.
UnHackMe automatically creates a System Restore point before fixing!
It is important to have System Restore active in case of recovering deleted files.
Next click the red button: Remove Checked!
- UnHackMe may ask your confirmation to close all browsers.
- If you want to quarantine files before deleting, check the box 'Use file safe deleting'.
- And after all you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process:
STEP 4: (optional) Clear your browser cache, delete temporary files, clean Recycle Bin.
- If you use Mozilla Firefox as I do, just go to menu Tools and run Options. Open Privacy tab and check option 'Clear history when Firefox closes'
- Then click Settings at this screen and check options 'Cookies' and 'Cache' as shown at picture.
- After that click OK and close your browser's pages. All information in cache will be removed.
- Switch to desktop, find a Recycle Bin icon. Right click on it and choose "Clear".
How to remove PUPOK.LINK virus manually?
- Disable Web Push Notifications in your browser.
- After that, check settings of search and homepage of your browser. Reset them if needed.
- Check recently installed apps and uninstall unknown apps.
- Open Task Manager and close all unused programs.
Use the Details tab in the Task amanager.
Customize columns to display the "Command line".
Virus programs often use random filenames.
- Stop and disable unknown services. Be careful! Do it only if you are fully sure that you do!
- Delete virus scheduled tasks.
- Find and delete all keys with virus name in it's content.
- After that, check shortcuts of your browsers if they have additional addresses at the end of command line. Check if shortcuts runs real browsers, not fakes. Remember: Chromium is fake browser, real name have to be Chrome.
- Remove all unused extensions (or plug-ins) in your browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc., if they have our virus name in their names or directory. You may need to uninstall suspisious exgtensions or totally reset your browser.
- Next, you have to check your DNS settings. Follow your provider's instructions, delete all unknown DNS addresses.
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