Sep 26, 2013

Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP] Removal

What is Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP]? Why does the computer always get stuck? You cannot do anything while the computer is stuck except doing a force shutdown? You rely on the antivirus program but you come to feel disappointed because the antivirus program cannot remove it completely? Is this your first time to encounter this kind of stubborn virus? We use the word “stubborn” because it is not an easy job to remove the virus. Please read the post if you want to know more details about the virus.

Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP] Instruction :

Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP] is a severe computer virus that is developed and spread by cyber criminals with the purpose of stealing computer users’ personal information such as the passwords and credit card details. For the Windows computers, it is a serious threat. With the rapid development of computer network technology, the Internet has reached every corner of the world. When the Internet brings convenience to people’s life, the cyber criminals is also making use of the convenience to engage in online criminal activities. This virus is spread through the Internet all over the world. If you visit a malicious website, open a spam email attachment or download a malicious program that is disguised as a useful free program into your computer, it is able to sneak into your computer, and start together with the computer starts.

Once Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP] takes control of your computer, the boot sector will be destroyed, simultaneously, the anti-virus software and firewall will not be able to work properly. You will also find that there are some strange changes in the computer. When you are using the infected computer, you will have to wait a long time for the computer to respond on your every operation because the system resources are occupied by the virus. Many programs in the computer cannot be operated normally. Specifically, you need to spend a very long time on running a program and various error messages pop up from time to time. The running program always shows you “not responding”, then shuts down automatically without giving you a chance to save your data. In addition, the virus can even change the browser’s default homepage and search results in order to steal your sensitive information. It not only harms the computer but also harms the computer user. The tricky cyber criminals can easily access the infected computer system remotely. The virus contains spyware and keyloggers which are used to track your online activities. Its main purpose is to collect your browser history and steal your sensitive data including user passwords, credit card information and bank account information. You shall have it removed timely because your confidential information in the infected computer is facing a great threat.

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.

How dangerous is the virus?

1. It allows the virus makers to access your computer remotely without letting you know.
2. It is able to cause system crash and disable your executable programs.
3. It drops some other threats including malware, adware parasites and spyware into your computer.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other important data.

Manual Removal Guides :

Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP] 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 it 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 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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random


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

Win32:SearchProtect-A [PUP] threats your privacy security. Like many other Trojan viruses, it is mainly used to help cyber criminals invade your computer remotely and then steal your personal information. Most antivirus programs cannot recognize it since it is very stubborn and cunning. It can also open a backdoor for other viruses to invade your computer without letting you know, which will further damage your computer. Thus, you shall immediately remove it from the computer, or your system will collapse and you will lose the important information in the computer.

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 September 26, 2013 6:45 am

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