PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A – How to Remove

Recently, many antivirus programs have detected a new computer virus called PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A. Some of the victims say, it is able to bring a lot of problems and auto removal tools cannot remove it. To use the computer safely, you must clean it thoroughly, but what can you do? Don’t worry, please start from this article so as to know more about the virus.

Details of PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A:

As an unwanted and dangerous thing, PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A is detested by many people. No one is willing to let it stay in the computer. Therefore, cyber criminals take some mean and unfair methods to spread it. Usually, it is embedded in some unsafe websites, enabling it to invade your computer unknowingly. At the same time, it can bind in some free programs that can be downloaded by everyone from the Internet. These programs often masquerade as system optimization tools, game installing packages, videos or other attractive things. In addition, the virus also hides in the junk email attachments.

As long as PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A slips into your computer successfully, its malicious files will be scattered in the computer system and then bind in some important system files. By forging registry values, it runs automatically in the background right after system loads up. Many malicious programs will be added to your computer and you will see a lot of annoying pop-up windows on the screen. Meanwhile, you will receive alarms from antivirus software continuously because the antivirus software is able to detect it but unable to get rid of it completely. It is bundled with other types of computer threats like rogue programs, spyware and malware. You just can watch the computer being further polluted since you have no way to stop them from getting into your computer. What is worse, in order to make your computer become worse, PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A even interferes with your Internet connection by modifying computer LAN settings forcedly. Some of your private data and information, including your identity card number, bank account details and sociable information, can easily be collected by the cyber criminals. The virus has the ability to seriously damage your computer, thus, you should put it out as soon as possible. It is cunning and stubborn. Antivirus software is capable of detecting the trace of it but cannot remove it completely for cyber criminals create it with Rootkit technology so that it can hide deep in the system. The name of its process and position can also change to evade antivirus software. Therefore, manual removal is worth a try.

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 :

PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A 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

Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on the Folder Options link

Folder Options

(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

Show hidden files

(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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random


(2). Find out and remove the associated files of PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A 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:

PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A is a bad computer virus that is able to do harm to your computer system. It is so foxy that it can sneak into your computer easily. If you open spam email attachments, browse some illegal contents, click on some unknown links or pop-up windows and download some free software from the Internet, your computer will be infected with it. It implants many malicious files into the computer. Day after day, the infected computer will become increasingly worse. It also reduces the virus-resisted ability of the computer. More importantly, it opens a backdoor to the third party. In this case, cyber criminals can connect to your computer to execute malicious behaviors furtively, including tracking or stealing important information stored in the computer and damaging your important documents. There is no doubt that PUP.Optional.DigitalSite.A is a serious virus. You should remove it the sooner the better.

If you have no idea of how to do that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on November 15, 2013 12:11 pm, last updated on November 15, 2013 12:11 pm

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