Remove PUA:Win32/ICBundler virus

Read the entire article as it contains steps to remove this malware. When you are done make sure to download the free removal tool to clean your computer.

PUA:Win32/ICBundler belongs to the adware family and potentially unwanted programs. When your Microsoft Defender antivirus detects PUA:Win32/ICBundler it is because your computer is at risk of an adware infection.

Adware such as PUA:Win32/ICBundler will display intrusive advertisements in your browser, specifically the browsers Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Not only will PUA:Win32/ICBundler show advertisement but it will also redirect the browser through dangerous advertising networks, leading to even more malware infections.

PUA Win32 ICBundler

PUA:Win32/ICBundler is commonly offered on the internet for free using thrid-party installation software known as bundlers or adware installers. When you download and install free software downloaded from the internet you are at risk the installation software also installs adware that is detected by your antivirus as PUA:Win32/ICBundler.

After the PUA:Win32/ICBundler is installed on your computer you are likely to notice advertisements in your browser, newly created and annoying pop-ups, and unknown redirects to suspicious webpages. Also, after infecting the browser the PUA:Win32/ICBundler gathers browsing information from your browser, such as your browsing history, your visited webpages using cookies and possible saved passwords, and other login information.

The gathered information by PUA:Win32/ICBundler is eventually sold to advertising networks for revenue.

Remove PUA:Win32/ICBundler

google chrome logoUninstall browser extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find any recently installed browser extension and click Remove.

mozilla firefox logoUninstall browser add-on from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find any recently installed browser add-on and click the three dots on the right of the browser add-on.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove the add-on from the Firefox browser.

malwarebytes logoRemove PUA:Win32/ICBundler with Malwarebytes

I advise you to remove PUA:Win32/ICBundler with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

PUA:Win32/ICBundler leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove PUA:Win32/ICBundler with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes antivirus detects this threat as PUP.Optional.Bundleinstaller.

Download Malwarebytes

Remove PUA:Win32/ICBundler

  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller detection.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

PUP Optional BundleInstaller malware detection removal

    • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

Reboot Windows - Malwarebytes

You have now successfully removed PUA:Win32/ICBundler from your device with Malwarebytes.

sophos hitmanproRemove malware with Sophos HitmanPRO

In this second malware removal step, we will start a second scan to make sure there are no malware remnants left on your computer. HitmanPRO is a cloud scanner that scans every active file for malicious activity on your computer and sends it to the Sophos cloud for detection. In the Sophos cloud both Bitdefender antivirus and Kaspersky antivirus scan the file for malicious activities.

Download HitmanPRO

When you have downloaded HitmanPRO install the HitmanPro 32-bit or HitmanPRO x64. Downloads are saved to the Downloads folder on your computer.

Open HitmanPRO to start installation and scan.

install hitmanpro

Accept the Sophos HitmanPRO license agreement to continue. Read the license agreement, check the box and click on Next.

hitmanpro license

Click the Next button to continue Sophos HitmanPRO installation. Make sure to create a copy of HitmanPRO for regular scans.

hitmanpro installation scan settings

HitmanPRO begins with a scan, wait for the antivirus scan results.

Hitmanpro classifying scan

When the scan is done, click Next and activate the free HitmanPRO license. Click on Activate Free license.

hitmanpro activate free license

Enter your e-mail for a Sophos HitmanPRO free thirty days license. Click on Activate.

hitmanpro free license email

The free HitmanPRO license is successfully activated.

hitmanpro license activated

You’ll be presented with the malware removal results, click Next to continue.

hitmanpro malware removal results

Malicious software was partially removed from your computer. Restart your computer to complete removal.

hitmanpro reboot computer

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