Feb 3, 2014

PUP.GoforFiles Virus Removal Guide

My new computer is infected by PUP.GoforFiles. My AVG has detected and removed the virus for thousand times, but it will come back after restarting the infected machine. I try to get rid of it by my own but have no idea how to do that? Where should I begin? What is the best way to clean this PUP.GoforFiles virus from my computer? Please help.

Description of PUP.GoforFiles Virus:

PUP.GoforFiles virus is a new virus process which belongs to the PUP virus family. This PUP virus is created to invade the computers for the malicious purpose, usually the PC users may get this virus infection while opening infected files on E-mail attachment and removable device. Once PUP.GoforFiles is installed to the infected PC, it is able to change and hide its position on the infected PC to protect itself. That is why most of the advanced anti-virus programs can not handle this PUP virus well. Homepage, desktop image and search engine can be replaced and the security programs can be even disabled by it. Since this PUP virus has been one of the most dangerous virus processes on the Internet, PC users need to be cautions while dealing with the virus infection.

In general, PUP.GoforFiles virus can cause a slow performance on the infected PC. The infected computer will be much slower than before, what is more, they may even get blue death screen frequently while using the infected machine. Not only can it mess up the system files but also download other threats from the malicious sites. That is the reason many victims will suffer more than one virus infections at the same time or when the time goes by. Since it can cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC, we strongly suggest that PC users should remove it immediately and manually to avoid 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.GoforFiles 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.GoforFiles is a high-risk virus process which can do anything to damage the infected PC. This malicious process can even stop your anti-virus program from running at all. Cyber criminals even have the ability to remote control the infected PC via its backdoor process, the entire information on the computer will be in an unsafe situation, personal details, account’s number and password or other data can be the target of the cyber criminals. The PUP virus needs to be removed completely once it has been detected, or the PC users may become the next victim.

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

Published by & last updated on February 3, 2014 3:03 am

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