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Nov 6, 2013

Remove PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A

Hello. Yesterday I scanned my computer from malwarebytes quick scan and it found about 60 infected objects called PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A. I hit remove and restarted my PC. When it restarted it went to a black screen but I was able to see my cursor. What to do now? Any help will be appreciated.

What Is PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A Virus?

PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A is a dangerous threat detected by Malwarebytes which is known to target Window operating systems including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It always gets inside the computer without any warning and authority until you run a scan on the computer. Once inside, this nasty Trojan results in irritating Internet browser diversions to suspicious advertisement websites or poor performance on your computer. And it adds malevolent files onto the compromised PC to occupy system resources and make your computer vulnerable to be attacked.

This aggressive Trojan horse may arrive in files attached to e-mail and instant messages, come embedded into letters or get downloaded using peer-to-peer applications. Once it arrives, it can harm your data and even the whole targeted computer system. Whenever you go to the Internet, you may get lots of pop-up windows showing at the lower right corner of your screen that interrupt you from using the computer. And many of the normal programs cannot run correctly. To be specific, it takes forever for you to launch a program, you will get error messages randomly and sometime the program window was stuck when you try to use it. It becomes “Not Responding” and then shuts down without letting you to save your data. Like other Trojans, this virus is mostly used to help remote hackers to violate your personal information and steal your money. It also can open a backdoor and let other viruses invade your computer without your awareness. Since this virus is extremely dangerous to your finance safety, you should get rid of PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A virus as soon as it is detected.

Infected Symptoms Are Listed Below:

It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It prevents you from opening some application because the files are corrupted.
It can make your browser redirected to all kinds of malicious websites.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose.

Note: PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A is a highly dangerous Trojan created by the internet hackers and infects your computer through vulnerability or security program exploits. Once found, an immediate removal is needed. You can chat with an expert now to further know about this virus.

How Do You Get PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A Virus?

From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.

Note: No matter how does the virus access your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A virus, professional manual guide is needed.

About Trojan Horse Virus Removal:

This is a tricky virus and it is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time in making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:

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 related to PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A Virus 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:
%Temp%\random.exe
C:\Users\(Infected users)\AppData\Local\Temp
%AppData%\Local\[random].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A is a deadly virus that comes from the unsecured websites with embedded malicious code. Once installed, system failure, computer freezing and system crash may occur to your computer. The virus is designed by the cyber criminals to invade computers and implement some malicious tasks on your computer. It can cause money loss and possibly identity theft because a Trojan virus can disable firewall and let remote hackers access the infected system. In that case, your personal information and confidential data will be exposed and hackers may use them for illegal purpose. Thus, you have to delete the Trojan virus from your computer entirely.

Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 4:50 am

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