Remove PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen – How to delete PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen

Remove PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen (Removal Guide) – How to Remove PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen

PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen is another detection in potentially unwanted programs which usually comes bundled with malicious softwares downloaded from unauthorized sites. After entering in the PC, it hides its existence under the internal files which is difficult to detect manually. PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen will install fake extensions, add-ons or toolbar in the default browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. In its presence, you may detect automatic redirection of your search results to malicious pages and lots of advertisement or pop ups will appear on the screen. PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen will not allow you to browser normally on the web, so try to remove it permanently from the system.

PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen have capability to download more hazardous stuffs in the PC to affect its normal performance. It is also possible that it may record your previous browsing history or cookies and displays related advertisement using your interest. Actually, it uses PPC scheme on the ads and gets commission when you click on the links. Even more, it can also monitor your online banking transactions and steals the credential details without your knowledge. The worst part of the program can also disable the security settings of the PC and takes full control by changing the privacy settings. It will also annoy you by rebooting the system at certain intervals during your important works. It is also capable to add suspicious codes and entries in the Windows Registry Editor. Hence, take immediate actions in the removal of PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen from the infected PC to avoid further hazards.


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How To Remove PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen Manually From PC

System Reboot

Step 1:- Restart your PC
Step 2:- Press F8 key during the booting process.
Step 3:- Then from selection menu, select Safe Mode with networking option.

system reboot

Terminate processes from Task Manager

Step 1:- Press ALT+CTRL+Delete to open Task Manager window.
Step 2:- Click on process tab to find out malicious processes.
Step 3:- Now select the processes which you want to remove and press Delete button.


Uninstall programs from Control Panel

Step 1:- Go to Control Panel, then select “add/remove programs” tab.
Step 2:- Here a list of all existing programs appears.
Step 3:- Select PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen and click on Uninstall button.

Control Panel

Remove PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen from Registry Editor

Step 1:- Open Run command window either by pressing “Windows key+ R” or go to Start → Run
Step 2:- Type “regedit” to open registry editor, delete the entry and all other junk, broken or corrupt files.


Remove PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen From Browsers

Remove From Internet Explorer

Step 1:- Open IE, click on “gear icon” at right upper corner of the browser window.

Step2:- Click on Internet options → Advanced → Reset.

Step 3:- Now select “Delete personal settings” dialogue box and click “Reset” button.

Step 4:- When IE resets all settings, a confirmation box appears in which you need to click “close” button to close the browser. Afterwards reopen the browser.


Remove From Google Chrome

Step 1:- Open Chrome and click on menu → Tools → Extensions.

Step 2:- Select PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen extensions and remove it by clicking on trash icon.

Step 3:-  Restart Google Chrome.

Remove From Mozilla Firefox

Step 1:- Open Firefox and click on “menu” button at the right upper corner.

Step 2:- Click on “Help” and then select Troubleshooting information.

Step 3:- Here a dialogue box appears “Reset Firefox to default state”. You need to click on “Reset Firefox”.

Step 4:- Now a confirmation box appears and to continue, again click on “Reset Firefox”.

Step 5:- When reset is done, you need to click on “Finish” button in the appeared window.


Automatic PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen Removal Tool

If you want to make the PC completely safe from dangerous impacts of PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen, then we recommend to opt automatic PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen removal tool. It is designed using latest technology and fastest scan algorithms and provides optimum real time protection against harmful threats. Thus you can run it without any difficulty and easily uninstall PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen. What else, it comes up with customization features which enables you to use the tool as per your needs.

Software Features

  • Provides 24×7 technical support.
  • Easy to use both for experts and novice users.
  • Compatible with all Windows platforms.
  • Available with updating property to deal with newly launched threats.
  • Included with System Guard feature that blocks other infections from entering the system.

User Guide To Run automatic removal tool

Step 1:- Download PUP.Optional.APNToolbar.Gen removal tool.

Step 2:- After downloading is finished, launch the software. Then, click on “Scan Computer” button.


Step 3:- Here you can preview all malicious items. Once the scan gets over, you can easily delete them all in few mouse clicks.


Step 4:- The tool offers you feature of customize scanning to scan registry, memory, files and cookies.

Custom Scan

Step 5:- Here you see that system Guard is in action.


Step 6:- To schedule your scan, use Scan Scheduler.

Scan Schedular


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