PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A Virus Removal

PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A infection on your computer? Do you know how to remove this nasty PUP virus if your security tools detect it? What is the manual removal guide if anti-virus program does not have the ability to delete it? Learn more from this post.

Description of PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A Virus:

PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A virus belongs to a new PUP virus which attacks the Windows OS computers, usually most of the security tools like anti-virus program and firewall can detect the virus infection but can not remove it completely. This PUP virus is able to escape the tracking of the security tools by changing its name and position on the registry and system. Once it has been installed to the infected machine, this virus will cause terrible situation, anyway, this PUP virus needs to be removed completely to keep the infected machine safe.

In general, this PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A will cause a great damage on the infected PC when it starts its working. The browser can be effected by this nasty PUP virus as well, homepage, default browse and other items can be replaced without PC user’s permission, It can also download other threats like rogue programs to the infected PC, and that is why many PC users will be redirected to some malicious websites when they try to go online. Moreover, the main threat of the PUP is in its ability to gather your important information for remote hackers on purpose. Do not hesitate, your PC will be in a high-risk of being attacked by this  virus, PC users need to remove it as soon as possible 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.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A 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:

PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A let your PC stay in a very unsafe situation when it is installed to the infected computer, this virus is able to open a backdoor process so that the cyber criminal can get into the infected system for the malicious purpose. Many PC users find that their anti-virus can not remove this virus completely because the PUP virus will keep coming back after restarting the infected machine. Thus, it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of this nasty PUP virus in a manual way immediately, or the infected computer will face an extremely dangerous situation.

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 April 16, 2014 2:33 am, last updated on April 16, 2014 2:33 am

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