Last night, my new Dell laptop with Windows 8 OS got stuck while working and even after lots of trial, it didn’t came back to normal. When found the reason behind it, I got to know that PUA.Madcodehook has got injected into my PC somehow and this is reason for the various issues I am facing on my computer. I don’t know how this threat got inserted into my PC, but seriously disturbing me a lot. I can’t perform any activity on my system and it seems like unauthorized people has gain access on my machine. I need quick automatic removal method to get rid of PUA.Madcodehook completely because manual removal is not my cup of tea. Any advice??

What is PUA.Madcodehook?

PUA.Madcodehook is a very harmful trojan threat which slips into targeted computer without seeking for any permission. Usually, you may obtain such type of malware threat bundled with third party software programs, social networking sites, spam email attachments, defective file sharing application and more. When got inserted, PUA.Madcodehook disables security tools and copies its name with other genuine file of the PC. This causes confusion while differentiating between the harmful files and genuine file and hence you may end deleting original documents from your computer mistakenly. PUA.Madcodehook is a destructive trojan threat which exploits system vulnerability and enhances possibility of malware infiltration into affected computer system. It injects suspicious code into PC remote section and makes you face unusual shut down of windows machine. Its presence inside any windows machine, makes it more sluggish and blocks user to run any activity on it.

As soon as PUA.Madcodehook gets infiltrate into your computer, it will reset yours system software, encrypt your all data and files to generate profit, download another malware on the PC that can take up your large spam of memory and make PC very slow. It is able to drop some codes to track your sensitive information such password, login ID and commercial information etc to gain benefit. It has capacity to bypass your antivirus software but it is so important to delete PUA.Madcodehook completely because as long as it stays on the PC, it will harm your PC dangerously. It will keep your computer fully useless for you. So, you should delete PUA.Madcodehook immediately from PC without more delaying.

You Should Know More About PUA.Madcodehook

PUA.Madcodehook is a malicious program which has the ability to affect Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system.
After installation into the computer, it checks for the cookies of social networks to steal your online information.
This infection loads up several advertisements on the browser which contains banners, coupons, audio ads, video ads and more.
It silently uses user’s social media networks and collects login information of all social media websites.
It redirect the user to harmful websites and ask the user to update flash_player.exe files.
Additionally, it allows cyber criminals to to track and record sensitive data such as password.

When PUA.Madcodehook Comes To PC:

It comes with any unfamiliar websites. while downloading any free software such as torrent files, softonic, software update etc and will share your information to the third party. It comes in bundled with third-party downloads such as by clicking on malicious links, visiting hacked websites and Spam email.

1. While sharing P2P files
2. Your anti-virus is out of date
3. Blocked Firewall and security settings
4. By installing free software
5. When you open any unknown emails and attachments

Method 1: Remove PUA.Madcodehook by Using SpyHunter.

SpyHunter is a useful malware removal tool that detects and removes many malicious threats that several of the major brands can’t detect. This tool will be able to find out and delete PUA.Madcodehook and other related threats from your PC without much trouble. Now follow the steps below to automatically remove the Trojan horse:

Step 1: Download and install SpyHunter on your PC.

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Step 2: Upon the installation, launch SpyHunter and perform a full system scan by clicking “Scan Computer Now”.

spyhunter-scan computer now

Step 3: Wait for the scan to complete. Then, you will be shown all detected threats on your PC.

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Step 4: To clean up all threats completely, click “Fix Threats” and restart your PC.

Method 2: How to manually get rid of PUA.Madcodehook?

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 8:

Reach the desktop on Windows 8 first.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together.
Open Switch User interface.

And then hold down the “Shift” key and click on “Shut down” button.
Select Restart option from the pop-up page.
From the next page to choose “Troubleshoot”.

Click on “Advanced Option” and choose “restart”.
Under Startup Settings, press F5/5 key to navigate to the Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 7, XP and Vista:
Shut down the affected computer first.
Press F8 key repeatedly until Windows Advanced Option Menu loads.
Select the Safe Mode with Networking option by using the up and down arrow keys.
Hit Enter key to reach the desktop.

Step 2: Open Task Manager by tapping Alt+Ctrl+Del keys together. Move the mouse pointer to “Processes” tab. Detect the fake process created by the PUA.Madcodehook popup and click on “End processes” to terminate them.

You can skip this step if you do not find any file associated with PUA.Madcodehook popup.

Step 3: Uninstall PUA.Madcodehook popup programs from the Control Panel.

Remove PUA.Madcodehook popup For Windows 7| Vista

  • Click on Start menu and tap Control Panel.


  • Select “Programs” option and choose “Uninstall a Program”.


  • Detect all the malicious programs associated with PUA.Madcodehook popup and click on Uninstall button.


Steps to Delete PUA.Madcodehook popup From Windows 8

  • On the right edge of the screen, Click on Search button and type “Control Panel”. Click on search button.


  • From the search results, select Control Panel. Its Window will appear on the screen, click on Programs and Features option.


  • Identify the unknown programs and click on Uninstall button to get rid of PUA.Madcodehook popup permanently.


Steps to Delete PUA.Madcodehook popup From Windows 10

  • Click on Start button.


  • To show all the contents, you need to click on Settings option.


  • Tap System.


  • From the System menu, Choose Apps and Features option.


  • Find PUA.Madcodehook popup from the list.


  • Finally, Click on Uninstall button to protect the system from PUA.Madcodehook popup.


Step 4.Uninstall PUA.Madcodehook via System Restore.

System Restore is a utility which comes with Windows operating systems and helps computer users restore the system to a previous state and remove programs interfering with the operation of the computer. If you have created a system restore point prior to installing a program, then you can use System Restore to restore your system and completely eradicate the unwanted programs like PUA.Madcodehook. You should backup your personal files and data before doing a System Restore.


a. Close all files and programs that are open.

b. On the desktop, right click Computer and select Properties. The system window will display.

c. On the left side of the System window, click System protection. The System Properties window will display.

System protection

d. Click System Restore and the System Restore window will display.

system properties system restore

e. Select Choose a different restore point and click Next.

restore system files and settings

f. Select a date and time from the list and then click Next. You should know that all programs and drivers installed after the selected date and time may not work properly and may need to be re-installed.

choose a restore point

g. Click Finish when the “Confirm your restore point” window appears.

confirm your restore point

h. Click Yes to confirm again.

windows 7 restore finish confirm


PUA.Madcodehook is a highly dangerous virus that can trigger high CPU occupancy rate, cause annoying browser redirection problem and even generate pop-up of advertisements whenever your computer is online. Trojan is designed to steal financial data, such as credit card numbers, login names, passwords, valuable personal documents and other sensitive information although sometimes it won’t show you any infected symptoms once downloaded. For this nasty virus, it can disable firewall and generate misleading virus alert to infected users every few seconds. It terminates and totally disables running antivirus software installed on the target computer and then connects to various malicious servers to download other harmful parasites to destroy the PC. It can make your privacy in a dangerous situation so please take action to remove it from your computer as soon as possible.