Malwarebytes keeps finding pup.optional.Bandoo.A virus on my computer. Every time I remove it and restart the computer, this virus keeps recurring if I run the scan again. I’m frustrated and exasperated. I am sure that this virus is damaging my computer now as it keeps blocking me from access internet explorer. Please help me!!. Is there any way I can get rid of this virus completely without coming back? Any help will be appreciated.
PUP.Optional.Bandoo.A is one of the newly detected Potentially Unwanted Program threat which does the same malicious thing like PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.A Virus coming from PUP detections. This program is usually installed legitimately as a part of another program (often designated as an “AD-Supported program” – in which the End User License Agreement typically prompts the user to accept that, in addition to the desired program, PUP.Optional.Bandoo.A will also be installed). Even if you have anti-malware program protected, your computer can still be infected with this threat.
When it is installed, PUP.Optional.Bandoo.A disables security tool and invades your computer secretly to mess up your computer system by changing your computer setting and seriously affecting web browsers installed on your computer like IE, Firefox and Chrome. As a result, your browser will be hijacked and each time you go to Internet, it keeps redirecting your browser to other pages constantly, displaying crazy and annoying pop-up windows, adding unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. Besides, it slows down the whole speed of the corrupted PC by adding large amount of worthless files to occupy the system resources. This threat can bring other viruses to the computer without your consent to steal confidential information such as user name and passwords. To completely get rid of PUP.Optional.Bandoo.A virus, you should uninstall it manually and completely together with other malware coming from the same bundle.
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: This 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.
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.Bandoo.A virus, professional manual guide is needed.
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
PUP.Optional.Bandoo.A virus has a serious effect on the functionality of your computers and on the safety of your data, bank accounts etc. It can be extremely annoying and quite difficult to get rid of. Most of time this threat accesses your computer via a program that you are installing, streaming or downloading. It may be closely associated with adware which can make various ads popping up on your computer and will not allow you to close them. If you click on any links about those annoying advertisement, this malware can collect users’ personal information and send to host computers without any knowledge or consent. It could lead to money loss or identify theft. It makes some system changes and modifies the registry so that it could load every time you start your computer. It is highly recommended users to remove PUP.Optional.Bandoo.A virus manually so that it won’t appear again to bother you.
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 5, 2013 6:07 am