PUA.Superfluss Security Risk

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PUA.Superfluss is a harmful program that could be used for spying on the attacked user, deleting or stealing sensitive data, exploiting the attacked computer for cryptocurrency mining and more. PUA.Superfluss belongs to the Trojan Horse malware category and is typically disguised as something seemingly harmless.


That’s why, in the next lines, we will try to mention the most common ones in order to help our readers avoid them and keep their PC safe. If this information reaches you too late and you have already been infected by PUA.Superfluss, it is still useful for you to stay on this page because our “How to remove” team has prepared a detailed removal guide below. It explains how to detect and remove the nasty Trojan horse from your computer as well as what to expect from its attack.

The PUA.Superfluss Security Risk

The PUA.Superfluss Security Risk is a very advanced form of malware which can have various different criminal purposes. The hackers who create such harmful pieces like The PUA.Superfluss Security Risk, RegHost.exe, Tone.exe typically use them for very specific criminal tasks and can program them as per their needs and criminal intentions.

Sadly, each Trojan can be programmed to perform something different and there is no way of knowing what that thing could be unless you face the malicious consequences of the attack. What is more, these threats can infect your computer secretly, without giving visible signs of their presence. Just to give you an idea of what to expect if a threat like PUA.Superfluss sneaks inside your system, below we have listed some of the most common uses of Trojan infections.

Typically, a Trojan horse virus can:

  1. Insert other viruses inside the computer without your knowledge. An advanced Trojan like PUA.Superfluss can typically introduce a form of Ransomware, Spyware or other similar computer threat into your machine. The malware can secretly launch various harmful scripts through a backdoor or by exploiting vulnerabilities in the system and blocking the security software from detecting the threats;
  2. Access some sensitive personal or professional information. The hackers who control the Trojan may use it to gain sensitive data that’s either related to you or to your workplace and employer. This includes passwords, login credentials, banking details, confidential personal identification data, databases, correspondence, etc. If such information falls into their hands, the crooks will probably not hesitate to use it against you and harass and abuse you in various ways. Theft, fraud and blackmailing is the least you could expect;
  3. Hack your device and destroy its data and its software. A tool like PUA.Superfluss can provide its creators with remote access to the infected machine. This way, the hackers can easily destroy the computer by modifying its Registry keys, system commands, processes and software and wiping out all of its data;
  4. Turn your device into a bot. Some cyber criminals might use the Trojan to hijack your system and exploit its resources for distributing different viruses, for mining cryptocurrency or for spreading spam;

Of course, there could be many more uses other than the ones that we’ve just mentioned. That’s why, the best you could do is to remove PUA.Superfluss as soon as possible before you experience the negative consequences of its possible actions.

How can you deal with PUA.Superfluss?

Our team has prepared a manual Removal Guide below which is designed to help you detect and remove PUA.Superfluss from your machine. We suggest you use it in a combination with the professional antimalware software from this page for best results.

Frankly speaking, Trojan horses are the kind of threats which can hide themselves inside all kinds of web content. That’s why, you should be very cautious when surfing the web and also use a trusted antivirus tool which can detect well-hidden scripts inside various legitimate-looking transmitters. Normally, what we’d advise you to do is to pay attention when you come across different attachments of shady emails, spam messages and links because these might easily be carriers of threats like PUA.Superfluss, ransomware, spyware or other viruses. Also, do not open different on-screen pop-ups or strange online requests because these can be generated by hackers with malicious intentions. For additional safety, try to keep away from shady sites, torrents, freeware platforms, pirated content or software installers which come from non-reputed developers. Everything online could be a potential source of Trojans which is why you need to be particularly careful when downloading or installing anything from the web so as to prevent possible contamination.


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Remove PUA.Superfluss Security Risk

If you are looking for a way to remove PUA.Superfluss you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for PUA.Superfluss and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall PUA.Superfluss as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of PUA.Superfluss completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 



    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.



    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:





    To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

    If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
    a professional malware removal tool.

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    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:



    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

    hosts_opt (1)


    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.



    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


    • HI Violet,
      I was trying to download something from the internet but then my norton antivirus showed that PUA.superfluss was detected and the auto protect feature is trying to delete it . after that a completion message appeared that it has been sucessfully removed . Is my pc really safe now…or do i need to do something more?

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