How To Get Rid of Generic Pup.Y

October 2016

Generic Pup.Y is a malware that spreads through infected websites and software. Once it infects your computer, it will frequently display pop-up messages during your browsing session. Furthermore, Generic Pup.Y has the ability redirect your browser searches to malware-infected web pages (change your default homepage and search engine).

We have a compiled a roundup of the free software specializing in malware removal.

Free Software to Remove Malware

Put a Stop to Browser Redirections with ZHPCleaner

ZHPCleaner is free a utility that will enable you to restore your default proxy settings. In doing so, you'll also put a stop to browser redirections. Download and install ZHPCleaner on your computer. Once done, right-click on the program icon and select Run as administrator. Read and accept the terms of use, and then click on the Scan button. Once the scan has been completed, click on the Repair button and leave the program to work.

Remove Malware with Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a program that can remove almost any malware - it can detect more than 5 million viruses/threats. The program is available as a free 30-day trial. Download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware on your computer, launch the program and run full scan. At the end of the scan procedure, click on the Quarantine button to remove the infected files from your system.

Put a Stop to Pop-Up Ads with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaneris free software that will help you easily remove malware, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other type of threats. The program is regularly updated and can handle most of the known infections. Download and install AdwCleaner on your computer. Launch the program and click on Scan. Once the scan is complete, click on Clean button to delete the infected files.

Remove Malicious Toolbars with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes, is a tool that specializes in the removal of unwanted software and toolbars. Download Junkware Removal Tool on your computer and launch a scan (no installation required).

Clean Malware Infections with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free program that will enable you to protect your system against malware infection. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your computer. Once done, update the program and launch a full scan.

N.B. In its free version, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has been stripped of features such auto-update and real-time scanning. It's recommended that you update the virus definitions and run a manual scan on a regular basis.

Remove Viruses and PUPs with Dr.Web CureIt!


Dr.Web CureIt! is a utility that will help you remove viruses and unwanted software from your computer. This software is portable (requires no installation) - you can run Dr.Web CureIt! from a CD or USB drive.

N.B. The software is free for non-commercial use.

Clean and Optimize Your Computer with CCleaner

CCleaner is a free PC cleaning and optimization tool. It will allow you, among many other things, to purge your computer from temporary files, clean the Registry (remove obsolete entries), and delete your browsing data. Download and install CCleaner on your computer and then run a full scan. Once done, select the items you'd like to delete and click on the Clean button.

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