Cupuacu Labs (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Cupuacu Labs?

Cupuacu Labs virus is a term used to identify adware belonging to the Shopperz adware family. Security specialist and malware analysts may also referrer to this adware as PUP.ShopperZ.CupuacuLabs. This detection means that the adware is defined as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and that reputable anti-malware software like Malwarebytes will detect and remove this adware with a simple scan.

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Cupuacu Labs adware generates pop-up ads in your web browser that usually say “Ads by Cupuacu Labs” on them. Cupuacu Labs ads can appear when you hover your mouse over an image, when you hover your mouse over hyperlinked text on a webpage, or at random times. The ads this adware displas can also cover legitimate advertisements on the websites you visit with generic banners and skyscrapers.

If you find Cupuacu Labs on your computer is is likely that additional malware and unwanted programs have also been introduced. Like most adware, Cupuacu Labs is known to bundle with and install alongside other unwanted programs, adware, and potential threats. A simple scan with a reputable removal tool like Malwarebytes can conclude this finding.

Threat Details

Names Cupuacu Labs, PUP.ShopperZ.CupuacuLabs, Cupuacu Labs virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
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Cupuacu Labs Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual Cupuacu Labs removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Cupuacu Labs and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Cupuacu Labs Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Cupuacu Labs is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall Cupuacu Labs go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for Cupuacu Labs and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found Cupuacu Labs, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove Cupuacu Labs is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Cupuacu Labs is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Cupuacu Labs is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Cupuacu Labs is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.