PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A Removal Guide

My computer gets PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A virus infection while installing a program from USB stick, My anti-virus program can not figure out this problem, each time when I remove the virus by anti-virus program, it appears again after restarting the infected computer. I try to remove it by my own but have no idea where to start, is there a brief guide that I can follow? Please help.

Description of PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A Virus:

PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A, as a nasty potentially unwanted program, it belongs to PUP virus family which can cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC. Usually the cyber criminals will spread the virus by different ways including programs and links, once the PC users open these infected files, the PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A virus can start to attack the infected machine by passing through the security tools, and that is the reason anti-virus program can not handle the virus infection. All the windows OS can be the target of this PUP virus, this PUP virus has been one of the most nasty process on the Internet, PC users need to be careful with it.

In general, PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A can slow down the whole computer when it has been installed successfully, it keeps taking over high resource of the CPU so that PC users have to spend long time opening programs and going online. They may even get blue death screen while running some big programs or game, Internet speed can be much slower than before as well. Anyway, this PUP virus can make the infected PC stay in an annoying situation, it needs to be removed completely to avid further damage.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

How Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

What Damage Will be Caused by the Virus:

Generally speaking, this virus can cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer like running slowly and even computer crashing. Once this virus has been installed to the computer, PC users will have to spend a long time opening programs or turning on the infected machine. It keeps taking over the high resource of the CPU and attacking the anti-virus program, other threats can be downloaded automatically from the unsafe website as well. What is worst, the cyber criminals have ability to remote control the infected PC due to this dangerous virus, all the information is in a high-risk of being stolen, the whole computer won’t be safe any more.

Best way to handle with the Trojan virus completely?

Malicious as the Trojan horse is, it takes your computer at great risk by damaging your system, files and programs. Also, this malicious Trojan corrupts your computer along with other types of threats like malware and spyware. Moreover, you will come across many unexpected troubles when surf the web, for example, the Trojan can redirect your web search results to hazardous contents. Even the best anti-virus software is also disabled and difficult to take effective to delete any type of viruses entirely. If you haven’t sufficient skills of handling with system files, please don’t delete anything that you are not sure. In this situation, manual removal is appreciated. Also, PC professionals online will help you delete the Trojan completely at a quick time.

Step-by-Step Manual Removal Guide:

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. Press Ctrl+Shift+ESC keys together and stop virus process in the Windows Task Manager.

(The name of the virus process can be random)

2. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. 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].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

4. Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.

This Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

As the above mentioned, PUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A is a malicious process which can damage the infected computer, the infected PC may suffer other virus infections like browser hijack redirect virus and even the malware. Cyber criminals are even able to invade the infected PC to steal the information and other files, that means all your personal details are in a high-risk of being exposed. Stop hesitating, this PUP virus can do dangerous actions on the infected PC, PC users have better to get rid of it to keep the infected PCs safe.

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

Published by on December 13, 2013 6:51 pm, last updated on December 13, 2013 6:55 pm

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