How to get rid of PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer? Do you know anything about unwanted malicious programs? Have you encountered with such nasty situation while using your own computer to get online? Do you know what gives chance to let it in and how it does to change computer settings without authentication? Do you know how to remove it completely and escape of the troubles it brings to you and your online activities? If you want to know how to remove malware, you can read this blog post before removal.
PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer is a vicious unwanted program that is engaged in locking target browser and redirecting homepage to some illegal website. It pops up ads lot while using the bad browser. This hijacking rogue program is changing your browser settings, redirecting your current Webpage to harmful Webpage. When you open your search engine to visit some websites, you will be taken to harmful page which has numerous malicious websites or malware installation packages. Harmful ads will pop up to prevent you from using the browser normally. This page is a potentially dangerous Webpage with malicious goals. In general, eavesdropping network activity is what PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer virus secretly does in your laptop. It secretly manages Web browser and Web server and set secret operation to decrypt communication on the target browser to find secret information it is looking for.
Actions like illegally collecting private Wi-Fi or cable network data, including user name, password, search result, browser histories brings troubles to common users. What’s more, this PUP program brings in other viruses and malware infections such as Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware and virus into the target computer. Opening back doors, allowing attackers to access infected computer and stealing online banking privacy for illegal interests could be possible if you leave it in your computer (For example, online accounts, passwords, credit card numbers). This infection changes registry settings and firewall alert in secret which gives chance to let hackers remote control the target computer without permission or notice. You will never know what they do on your computer and you may even not be able to find out where this malicious program is. If you want to use antivirus programs to detect, they may disappoint you. You will not see any malicious progress in scan result and your security level ranks like the same before infection. That is to say, if you want to get rid of PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer, the most effective way is manual way.
※ It will allow cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without noticed
※ It disables executable program and cause system crash
※ It will change your registry settings and key value which makes it hard to be removed
※ It will display numerous fake infections of exaggerated security threats
※ It violates your privacy and records your data in the infected computer.
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.
PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer is a malicious malware 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.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(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
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Speaking of computer virus like PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer, two keywords instantly comes into our brain. Difficult to be detected is one of them. This program usually spread via malicious links or attachments which is imperceptible to people. It can be transmitted via contacts in your email account, or go through annoying pop-up ads. This is a set of online activities for further use of collecting sensitive information tracking. It also allows remote server in order to download more harmful threats into the target system and allow hackers to monitor infected computers remotely without permission. Second one is that this virus is hard to be deleted permanently. People who face with this trouble find out that it is hard to remove it completely. It comes back every time you restart the infected computer. So you need to find a manual way to get rid of it permanently.
Published by & last updated on April 10, 2014 6:32 am