Pup.mywebsearch is a dangerous virus breaking into the target computer by exploiting software vulnerability and it can be detected by Malwarebytes. After being installed on your computer without your permission, it can perform tons of malicious activities on your machine. Generally, this virus penetrates into your computer every time you try to access harmful websites, open spam emails or click free download links without caution. Malware associated with Pup.mywebsearch will often also include a Rootkit component designed to conceal the presence of this malware as well as disable any legitimate security programs that it detects on the infected computer. Thus, removal becomes complicated while dealing with this virus.
Even though Malwarebytes is able to detect the virus, once you click on “Remove”, you may detect Malwarebytes turns to be unresponsive immediately. Another issue that drives users mad is every time you try to delete it from the quarantine, it comes back after every reboot. Users must have been having serious issues with the PC after being infected. For example, it doesn’t allow users launch the web browser and they will get intermittent login and shutdown and slow PC performance. Many websites even reports Pup.mywebsearch as a browser hijacker virus as it is capable of taking over your browser and redirecting you to other suspicious or malicious websites. In a word, if you have been suffering from such nasty redirect virus, you should immediately take action to have it removed.
Pup.mywebsearch virus is considered as a great risk for the computers as it can corrupt the computer terribly and cause poor system performance once your computer is being infected. This Trojan horse will steal confidential information such as user name and passwords without your permission and create many pesky troubles to victims. Moreover, many victims just found that their advanced anti-virus software can’t deal with the virus entirely. Since the anti-virus software loses its function to deal with the nasty Trojan entirely, you need to get rid of the malware infection by deleting all the infected files and corrupted registry entries manually to make sure this Trojan can be deleted for good.
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%System%\[NAME OF AN EXISTING DLL]32.dll
As mentioned above, we can know Pup.mywebsearch is a dangerous threat can put your computer in risky situation. Visiting hacked sites, downloading malicious programs or opening spam emails are the common ways to be attacked by this pesky virus. Once it is executed, it may download and install other malware infections without the affected PC user permission and knowledge. Most people who got infected by this Trojan virus usually wonder why their antivirus programs failed to catch it. Users should know a fact that regarding to the anti-virus software, there is not a perfect anti-virus program can solve everything because many viruses are created each day and it takes time for anti-virus software to make solutions for the latest viruses. And this virus is well-designed by the hackers which can disable all the removal tools. In conclusion, the most effective way to get rid of this Trojan infection without reinstalling computer or formatting hard drives, is the manual removal way. It is suggested users to get rid of Pup.mywebsearch timely.
If you have no idea how to do with that, you are welcome to contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on November 23, 2012 2:08 am | How to Guides