Aug 17, 2013

PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A – How To Remove

My anti-virus program has reported PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A alert recently. Is it a nasty threat to my computer? My computer seems running really slow after this alert happen. I don’t know where is it, not to mention to remove it by myself. I tried to use some tools to remove it.But my security tools is failed to do so. Every time I have it removed, it comes back after I restart my computer. Where to find a better way to remove it effectively and quickly since I am not a computer savvy? Read the post down here and learn manual way to get rid of it completely.

PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A Instruction :

PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A is a nasty virus that known as a big threat to infected computer and can put your computer in a really high risk. It will get into your computer without your permission and awareness by hiding behind some free software or some unsafe website. It neither locks your whole system like those governmental-likes ransomware nor redirects your web-pages like browser hijackers, so common users are not very easy to notice its existence. When you look at the list of infected symptoms of this virus and compare them to the list of your computer’s infected symptoms, you can arrive at a conclusion that if your computer is infected by this stubborn virus.

It is created to pop up adware when you using the infected computer to surf the internet. Those adware are pay-per-click, which means they get paid by each single clicking of the adware. It may permit your computer to contact remote servers so that it can drag more harmful threating items such as spyware or key loggers into the victim computer and enable its creators to monitor the victim computer. It changes desktop background and computer settings, views browser histories to analyze your online activities and loads many evil process to slow down computer performance. When you have this security alert in your computer, remove it fast before further damage.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Manual Removal Guides:

PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A is a malicious Trojan virus which can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the hacker to invade the infected computer to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it as quickly as possible. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.

1. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link

(3). Click on the Folder Options link

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

2. Delete Viral Files

(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit

Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’


(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this Trojan virus.



%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


It is believed that once PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A infection is done, it begins to mess up your computer with several ways and make itself hard to be removed by simple tools or security programs. It starts to implement other malwares such as browser hijackers or the other Trojan horse viruses into the infected computer; change computer settings to let its creator remotely monitor the infected computer and steal your personal data for further usages.
If you have no idea of how to do that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on August 17, 2013 1:13 pm

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