Numerous reports from reputed security experts suggest that Ssoption is frequently getting distributed alongside other software that might also be unwanted. For example, Adware programs or Browser Hijacker apps could also be getting spread alongside Ssoption meaning that if you currently have the PUP on your computer, it is highly likely that you also have other undesirable software as well that needs to get removed.
It is supposed to locate programs that need updates and then automatically update them to their latest patches. There could also be other supposed functions to this program such as “helpful” browser modifications. This isn’t some nasty Ransomware or Trojan Horse virus, yet the presence of this program on your computer can be quite irritating and frustrating to say the least due to certain traits of the app we are going to be covering later in this article.
That is why most researchers consider it to be a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and in the next lines we will explain to you exactly why that is. Since many of you might have come here seeking ways to get rid of this PUP, know that we have that covered in our guide down below. The instructions in it will teach you how to quickly and easily remove and uninstall the pesky app alongside any other unwanted software that might have gotten installed on your PC alongside it.
However, before you try out the instructions from the guide manual, we advise you to first read what else information this current article has to offer you. It is important to be well acquainted with the distribution techniques used for spreading unwanted programs like Ssoption and it is also necessary to have a good idea about the potential issues that might come from such software.
What is Ssoption?
There are a lot of malicious virus programs out there that can harm your computer and your virtual safety in all kinds of ways. However, there are also a lot of otherwise legitimate and relatively harmless pieces of software that are still regarded as unwanted because they might have certain undesirable traits and features. One such piece of software is Ssoption – this app is promoted as an automatic updater for outdated software on the user’s PC.
One thing that seems to be present with most forms of PUPs is the way they are getting distributed. You see, most regular programs get downloaded from their official sites and that is how they get installed onto the users’ computers with the users actually wanting to install the said program. However, with potentially unwanted apps like Ssoption things are different. Most such programs get distributed via certain rather sneaky methods such as file-bundling, spam messages and malvertising.
Here, we need to pay some extra attention to the file-bundling technique since it seems to be the one that tricks the most users into installing unwanted software on their computers. A file bundle is basically a software installation package – there is one main program in the package which is typically the one that the user actually wants to install and there are some added optional apps. One such optional app could be the Ssoption.
Now, it is possible to install the main program and leave out the unwanted bundled software but most users make the mistake of going for the Quick setup option under which the installation of all the added applications is typically enabled by default. That is why, it is essential that you always use the Custom installation menu when setting up any new software on your PC – from there, you can choose which of the bundled programs to leave out of the installation process.
The functionality of Ssoption
We cannot tell you just how effective Ssoption is when it comes to updating your outdated programs. However, a lot of reports from both users and experts claim that this tool tends to display misleading results about programs that need to be undated and that it later prompts the customer to install some fake updates that are actually more unwanted programs. This is yet another major red flag when it comes to the legitimacy and the effectiveness of the PUP in question and one other reason why it is deemed undesirable. Even if it has the actual ability to automatically update some of your software, the fact that it might trick you into installing more unwanted programs and the fact that it could get installed on your PC without your knowledge should be enough to make you think about whether it’s actually a good idea to allow this program to stay on your PC.
Remove Ssoption “Virus”
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.