I’ve run MalwareBytes scan a million times and it keeps showing PUP.Optional.SearchGolTB.A virus on my computer. Every time I remove it and restart the computer, this virus keeps recurring. That is really annoying and frustrating. Why this virus cannot be caught by Malwarebytes? How do I remove PUP.Optional.SearchGolTB.A virus from the computer?
PUP.Optional.SearchGolTB.A is a new member of PUP detections that should be regarded as Potentially Unwanted Programs which can be added to the compromised computer without any permission and consent. Most users have no idea about how this threat is installed on their computer and what it is, until MalwareBytes Anti-Malware detects it as a malicious threat. Even though it can be detected, that doesn’t mean you can easily get rid of it from your computer. Each time you click on Remove option, it may inform you that computer is clean. However, once you rescan the computer, a bunch of PUP viruses are detected again. Many people are curious that how the virus gets installed on their machine, actually this threat can be installed after you have installed a freeware software like video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creator. And then this PUP virus is bundled with these software and uses its malicious way to infiltrate into your computer.
This unwanted program is widely spread and makes bad damages on computers running with Windows OS. That is to say, if your computer is running with Windows XP, Vista, Windows7 or Windows8, then it can be the target of this threat. Once this virus is installed, it will redirect you to various malicious sites as long as you use the browser for surfing Internet. Also it is able to make changes in your system settings and add many junk files inside the computer to slow down the computer system. It can not only block you from accessing Internet but also can decrease your PC performance. You will find that your computer CPU usage always in a high rate and it takes forever for you to load up a page or get a program running. In a word, PUP.Optional.SearchGolTB.A runs a high risk and if a complete removal cannot be achieved timely, more potential threats can be brought inside to eventually crash the system.
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 popups 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 backdoor 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.SearchGolTB.A, professional manual guide is needed.
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 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:
PUP.Optional.SearchGolTB.A virus has been classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program that is usually promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. Once inside, it may hijack your browser and records all your browsing activity that may include your financial data such as banking info, credit card details and many more and then transfer to remote hackers without your knowledge. Therefore, it is kindly suggested users to check clearly if they are going to allow a program to run on their computers. Make sure the program is legitimate and comes from the trusted resources and don’t allow all prompt to run. Besides, don’t download any suspicious attachments, it may sometimes contain a virus or spyware inside. Continuous presence of PUP.Optional.SearchGolTB.A is not good for any computer so that it has to be removed as soon as possible.
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 7, 2013 5:25 am