Remove PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid Virus

Help! PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid is on my new computer! My anti-virus program detects the virus infection, however, it can not remove it completely because each time when I reboot the computer, the PUP virus appears once more. How can I remove this nasty PUP virus from my machine completely? Should I change another advanced security tool? Any help will be appreciated.

Description of PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid Virus:

PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid, as a nasty potentially unwanted program, it belongs to PUP virus family that can target on the Windows OS machine to make chaos and problems. Cyber criminals will plant this PUP virus to some programs and links on the malicious website, once the PC users open theses files, the PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid virus will be activated in a short time. Usually the security programs on the infected machine like firewall or anti-virus program will give PC users virus warning about this PUP virus, but most of them hasn’t the ability to do the virus removal for it. It is strongly suggested that PC users should remove the PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid virus in a manual way.

In general, once PUP.Optional.ToolbarWid has been installed to the infected PC, the key settings on the browser and whole machine can be modified by it, there may be some wired processes on the Windows Task Manger, these processes will taking high resource of the CPU so that the infected computer will get a slow performance, any program or action will take a long time to respond, sometimes PC users even face blue death screen situation frequently. Anyway, this PUP virus is able to damage the infected PC deeply which needs to be removed as soon as possible to protect the infected computer.

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.ToolbarWid 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 anymore.

Best Way to Handle With the Trojan Virus Completely?

The Trojan horse virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this Trojan horse virus in a manual way to remove it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.

Step-by-Step Manual Removal Guide:

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.


regitry editor

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.ToolbarWid is a malicious process. It is a latest virus which most advanced anti-virus programs can not remove it completely, the problematic computer will suffer other virus infections like browser hijack redirect and rogue program because PUP virus is able to download other threats from the unsafe website. Cyber criminals may get the information from the infected machine due to the backdoor process of the PUP virus, all the actions on the browser and computer can be recorded and sent to the serve. This PUP virus is extremely dangerous, PC users need to remove it to keep the infected PC 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 January 4, 2014 8:00 am, last updated on January 4, 2014 8:00 am

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