PUP.NetAssistant Virus Removal

My computer is infected by PUP.NetAssistant, my Avast tells me the virus infection, however, the security tool don’t have enough power to get rid of it completely, this virus keeps coming back after I restart the infected computer. How can I remove this nasty PUP virus completely from my machine? Should I try another anti-virus program or manual removal? Any help will be appreciated.

Description of PUP.NetAssistant Virus:

PUP.NetAssistant virus, as a nasty PUP virus process, this virus process will attack all the Windows OS computers, usually the PC users may get the virus infection on infected programs, processes or E-mail attachment, the cyber criminals will attach the virus process to these infected files so that PUP.NetAssistant can be spread widely. Most of the security tools can detect the virus infection but have no way to remove this virus completely because this PUP virus can escape the tracking of the anti-virus program by modifying its name and position on the infected computer. Since, manual removal is the best way for this virus infection.

In general, once PUP.NetAssistant has been installed successfully, it is able to take over the infected PC by many means, PC users will find several processes on the Windows Task Manger, these processes will take over high resource of the CPU which slow down the infected computer. PC users have to spend a long time on turning on the infected computer and even running process, sometime they will face blue death screen frequently as well, this PUP virus will cause terrible virus infection, not only can it damage the system files but also disable the firewall, other threats can attack the infected PC easily via the backdoor process. PUP.NetAssistant needs to be removed completely before it causes 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.NetAssistant 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.NetAssistant is totally a nasty virus process which targets on the careless PC users on the Internet, it has the ability to cause chaos and other virus infection on the infected PC if it can not be removed completely. Cyber criminals may invade the infected PC via the backdoor process, which means the entire information on the infected PC will be in a high-risk situation of being stolen, thus, it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of this nasty PUP virus immediately and manually.

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 March 29, 2014 2:04 am, last updated on March 29, 2014 2:05 am

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