Nov 6, 2013

PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A Removal Help

I keep getting a message from MalwareBytes saying my computer is infected with PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A virus. Every time I remove it from the computer, it appears again after I restart my computer. It seems that MBAM is not able to remove this virus now as it keeps coming back. So how do I get rid of this virus from my computer?

Cannot Remove PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A Virus?

PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A is another potentially unwanted program that has been published recently and can be found by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. However, this PUP is not as similar as other threats caught by antivirus programs, this one is especially hard to remove. Usually, Malware Anti-malware scan can find numerous objects infected with UP.Optional.HomeTab.A. But when you reboot the computer to remove them, even do it from the safe mode with networking too, and on the next scan, the PUPs are found again. It just keeps coming back and prevents computer users from removing it.

It has been reported that vulnerable Windows systems are the first choice as a target for this unfriendly program. In most cases, the virus may enter compromised systems when you open spam email attachments or be transferred to your computer just by visiting compromised or malicious websites. Once access, it will root itself deeply into your system and wreak chaos on your computer. You will find that your web browsing is greatly affected and you will be redirected to unwanted web pages while surfing online. This PUP can hijack your Internet browser by making changes to the browser settings without asking for any permission. Also it has keyloggers which is used to trace your all online activities through a remote server. That is to say, this threat has the ability to keep record of the sites you visited, steal your sensitive data like password, username, credit card details, bank account information, capture your keystrokes and send these information to cyber criminals. For the sake of your computer security, remove PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A virus as quickly as you can.

Other Corrupted Activities of This Trojan Horse Include:

1. This virus slows down your computer speed which make you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet showing you the computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this Trojan completely.

About PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A Virus Removal:

PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A 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 on 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.

show hidden files

2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries related to Trojan:Win32/Sefnit.AS 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A virus can launch itself automatically as soon as it invades your computer. Thus, unexpected consequences will happen on your computer. You will notice that your browser is acting weirdly, your homepage is changed to other unknown pages against your will. And sometimes error messages and pop-up warnings may show up on your computer screen constantly without giving you any option to close it down. This threat can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly. If you leave the virus inside the computer for a long time, then your PC may get frozen and become unresponsive all the time, and the worse thing is important files may get corrupted and PC will finally be crashed completely so that you will lose your entire system functionality. To avoid such bad consequence, it is suggested users to get rid of PUP.Optional.HomeTab.A immediately without any hesitation.

Note: If you are confused with the manual guide above, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 3:07 am

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