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Jul 26, 2012

Completely Remove PUP.wxDfast Virus (Step-By-Step Guide)

What is PUP.wxDfast?

PUP.wxDfast is a malicious Trojan parasite that sneaks into targeted computer and wreaks chaos in the background. It can drop more threats to the corrupted machine to increase the risk of security. The threats include: Backdoors, Worms as well as Rogue Programs. As we can see, this virus is absolutely an unwanted thing that compromises your computer.


The virus can be attached to email attachments, programs you have downloaded, or even from your computer’s operating system vulnerabilities. After it is installed, it may perform a variety of activities which will harm your computer. Your antivirus keeps showing you the presence of this Trojan but doesn’t provide an executable method for you to uninstall it. The virus can keep coming back after every reboot. It may change your network traffic and make the network connection disabled all the time as well. It may also change your Internet settings and redirect all your searching results to hundreds of malicious websites. It is noted that the main purpose of the virus is to enable cyber criminals to gain remote access to the compromised PC system. It runs high risk for the infected computers. Hence, users should remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damages.

Please take caution when you perform the manual guide below. Manual removal is a risky job, any mistake may lead to system crash immediately. If you need any help, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Manual Removal Guides:

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:

%AllUsersProfile%\[random]
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[PUP.wxDfast].exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

If you failed to remove this Trojan with the instructions above or need any assistant, you are welcome to contact YooCare experts to resolve all the problems completely.

Published by & last updated on July 26, 2012 9:30 am

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