PUP.DownloadnSave Removal Guide

My computer is infected by PUP.DownloadnSave virus while installing a music program. Each time when I run my anti-virus program, it will be detected immediately. However, my anti-virus program does not have enough power to get rid of this PUP virus, it will keep coming back after rescanning. How can I remove this virus completely? Should I try another advanced anti-virus program or firewall? How about manual removal? Please help.

Description of PUP.DownloadnSave Virus:

PUP.DownloadnSave vieus, as a latest PUP virus, it is created by the cyber criminals to attack PC users which use Windows OS like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Usually cyber criminals will plant this virus process to some programs, once the PC users download and install those infected programs, their computers will be attacked by this PUP.DownloadnSave in a short time. That is the reason most of the PC users don’t know how can this PUP virus infect their machines. Most of the anti-virus programs or firewalls can not get rid of this PUP virus because this nasty virus process has the ability to hide its own process in the registry and change the name frequently. Thus, manual removal is the best way to kill this virus completely.

In general, once PUP.DownloadnSave has been installed successfully, it will start to modify system settings on the infected computer, homepage, search engine and other items can be replaced without PC user’s permission, that is why PC users will discover that their infected PC will be wired after getting virus infection. What is more, the PUP virus will create lots of unknown processes on the Windows Task Manger, these processes will keep taking over high resource of the CPU and the infected computer will face a slow performance. PUP.DownloadnSave virus needs to be removed completely, or the infected PC will be in an unsafe situation.

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.DownloadnSave 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.DownloadnSave is an extremely dangerous virus process which attacks careless PC users on the Internet, cyber criminals may use this PUP virus to do the malicious actions on the infected computer. Key logger virus or other Trojan horse can be installed via the backdoor process, which means the entire information on the infected PC will be in a high-risk of being stolen. Since the anti-virus program is not a perfect way to get rid of this PUP virus, we strongly suggest that PC users should remove PUP.DownloadnSave manually 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 February 4, 2014 7:44 am, last updated on February 4, 2014 7:44 am

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