Is your computer being infected by PUP.Optional.A2ZLyrics.A? Does it mess up your network connection and the victim browser? How does it get into your computer and change the computer settings secretly? If antivirus is not working in removing this virus, how can you get rid of this adware?
PUP.Optional.A2ZLyrics.A is a potentially unwanted program that hijacks your computer from the day it gets into the target browser till you have it removed. It is technically not a virus that looks scary like the FBI virus, or Trojan horse. Although you may judge it as a mostly harmless program that removal is not unnecessary, but the fact is that it can be a truly unnerving thing on your daily activities. It should be recognized as big trouble and be removed as quickly as you can. Some users may wonder how this adware get itself rooted in the target system, there are some ways it use such as pretending as a tempting ads or an innocent email attachment is always succeed with users’ inattention. Base on that, this adware has successfully taken charge of the victim browser and bring in other threats.
Some add-on or piece of codes to plug-in can be added to target browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. With the help of the plug-ins, this hijacker can replace original settings of DNS, homepage and search engine to the one in its favor. Then it will force you to use its fake search engine instead of legit search website and your search result will be recorded. When you are using the victim computer, your webpage will be forcibly redirecting to its domain or some malicious website which is designated by hackers. It will also slow down your whole computer by loading numerous advertising pop-ups; stop security programs from detecting or removal. PC users must have it removed before the computer crash and have no use at all.
PUP.Optional.A2ZLyrics.A is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. 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.
4. Delete Virus 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\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
In fact, as a nasty adware like PUP.Optional.A2ZLyrics.A, it can cause big problem to target computer like the other threats such as Trojan horse or malwares. It is irritating computer users from the time it starts redirecting search result to unwanted website or even the malicious domain. Your webpage will be redirected, search engine will be replaced and search result will be changed by this adware. The network speed will be de decelerated to abnormal speed and viewing website is being a mission impossible. Living with a big threat can be dangerous and removal process should be finished as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on September 20, 2013 12:00 pm