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HOW TO REMOVE PUP.OPTIONAL.SHOWPASSWORD.A???

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Hi All,

This keep showing up - any clever ideas to remove this and clean computer?

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Hi All,

This keep showing up - any clever ideas to remove this and clean computer?

Thanks

What exactly do you mean by "this?" Is it a program that keeps showing up? A pop-up window? A file on your desktop?

If you know what program is causing this, could you zip the executable with a password and provide a sample?
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I don't have any clue what this is : In scan results this shows up as a problem:" PUP.OPTIONAL.SHOWPASSWORD.A". I thought that this might be well known so that that some one else with similar problem can help.
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post #4 of 5
It's pretty nasty malware. They say to log into safe mode to stop the process before you can even get rid of it. There are lots of remedies if you google "PUP.OPTIONAL.SHOWPASSWORD.A"
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That does look pretty nasty. Here's a link that has info and removal suggestions: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pup-optional-showpassword-a-removal/
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