My computer seems sluggish, and i get popup always so that I ran a scan from Avast yesterday, then it detected Win32:somoto-F [pup] virus on my computer. I tried everything I can to remove it from my computer but it didn’t work. How do I get rid of this virus completely?
Win32:somoto-F [pup] is not only a Potentially Unwanted Program but also a Trojan horse virus which endangers the target computers terribly once it is downloaded. Malicious web sites, illegal software downloads and unsecured file-sharing networks are the main distribution channel for this Trojan. Being as a Trojan virus, it is capable of allowing a remote attacker to access the infected computer and gain control of it. It can even access the computer directly by taking advantage of weakness in Internet browser and security. Once downloaded, it changes all your settings on the computer, including system or browser settings, thus, your computer will act weirdly. You may receive a lot of pop-ups and advertisements while you are searching information on internet. And your browser keeps redirecting to other pages that you don’t want at all. More than that, this virus creates numerous junk files into the legitimate folder without users’ awareness so that it is hard for antivirus to detect all its contents.
In order to run itself on every start-up of Windows, Win32:somoto-F [pup] will add some malicious entries to corrupt your registry. It can conceal its presence of the compromised computer by showing only legitimate process running on the system. Even if Avast can detect this virus but it won’t help to get rid of it completely. When the virus runs itself in the background, it can collect user’s online account, password information or even system information and finally send them to a predefined remote IP address. Under such circumstance, your security and privacy will be compromised without your knowledge. And you may get system crash and computer freeze problems occur randomly.
To avoid further damages, it is suggested users to get rid of Win32:somoto-F [pup] Virus as soon as it is found.
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: Win32:somoto-F [pup] Virus 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 Win32:somoto-F [pup] 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]”
Win32:somoto-F [pup] is a backdoor trojan virus that has an ability to download and run other malware on the compromised computer. Now many Trojans viruses include keyloggers so that hackers can find out what you’ve been typing once your computer is infected. That means hackers will be able to use such Trojan virus they implant into your computer in order to discover your credit card numbers and other private information. In another words, this virus is designed by computer hackers to scam money from innocent PC users by all means. Once it is running, you will notice some instant changes on the operation. Performance of the machine reduces to a half as well as your Internet connection. This virus takes up a lot of CPU usage which will cause constant stuck on the computer. To completely save your computer and protect your personal information being stolen, it is a must to remove Win32:somoto-F [pup] Virus step by step.
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 4:38 am