After installing a free program, the antivirus program in the computer sends you a warning saying your computer is infected with a virus called PUP.Optional.Visualbee? Do you feel confused that how it can bypass the intercept of the antivirus program to install itself into the computer? Where does it come from? Do you want to know why the removal and quarantine function of the antivirus program do not work? How to get rid of it completely?
PUP.Optional.Visualbee is a new computer virus that is thrown into the Internet world by cyber criminals. It has the ability to monitor computer user’s online activities as well as use the collected information with illegal purpose after infecting the target computer. You will get the virus if you download or install some unauthorized free programs, visit the sites that are hacked and open spam e-mail attachments sent by cyber criminals accidentally. It is also able to take the initiative to attack computers with relatively low security level. Please be careful when surfing the Internet to avoid this kind of malicious virus.
Once installing in the computer, PUP.Optional.Visualbee is capable of changing system files and registry keys in order to make itself begin running immediately when you start the computer. It slows down the performance of the infected computer, which will interrupt your work or study on the computer. In addition, the virus is able to put many other dangerous viruses in the infected computer. As a result, the computer will be vulnerable to remote attack. What is more terrible, it aims to collect your personal information, including bank account or credit card details and social contacts’ numbers. These collected data are sent back to the cyber criminals who create the virus. They hide in somewhere we do not know and no one can predict how they will use the data. We strongly recommend that you remove it as early as possible before you suffer from more unnecessary damages and losses. This is a tricky computer virus. Although some antivirus programs can isolate it temporarily, it will pop up to frighten you if it is not completely removed for it has the ability to conserve strength and store up energy. Its roots scatter in the computer system and it has excellent regeneration ability to reborn itself with its residual codes in the system. It also can pretend to be a legitimate process to evade most antivirus programs. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice. If you do not have enough professional knowledge in dealing with the removal procedure, you may cause errors destroying your system.
1. It has the ability to download additional components and other infections in the target computer in order to fully complete its penetration.
2. It is able to cause system crash and destroy some of your programs in the infected computer.
3. It facilitates the virus makers to intrude your computer remotely without letting you know.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other private data.
The malicious PUP.Optional.Visualbee 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 cyber criminals to invade the infected computer to steal your information. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end the processes of PUP.Optional.Visualbee
2. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries of PUP.Optional.Visualbee through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
In short, PUP.Optional.Visualbee is a dangerous computer virus that can install itself into the computer without letting you know. It is able to damage your computer system and won’t be removed completely by the antivirus programs. In addition, it makes the infected computer run slowly like a snail, simultaneously dropping other viruses and spyware into computer. If your computer is infected with the virus, cyber criminals may be capable of seeing you furtively when you use the computer. It is a serious threat for your computer as well as your privacy. You should remove PUP.Optional.Visualbee timely.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on January 10, 2014 5:57 am