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May 27, 2014

Remove PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp

PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp has the ability to mutate constantly. Therefore, antivirus software can detect this threat but always can’t delete it. You have tried to remove it by many kinds of removal tools but still cannot get rid of it, letting your computer stay in a mess? Do you know anything about it? We should have a better understanding of this malicious thing before we take action to delete it.

Details of PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp:

PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp is a dangerous computer threat. It is designed by tricky cyber criminals with advanced computer technology. Therefore, it is able to avoid many kinds of antivirus software. It is usually connected to junk e-mail attachments and malicious websites. Also, if you download some free software from unknown resources, it may be possible to access your computer.

When PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp has the chance to stand on your computer, it takes up a lot of CPU spaces, which reduces the overall performance of your computer. It has the ability to change the startup registry keys and inject its despicable code into the system, making it run automatically each time you start the computer. Worms and Trojan viruses will be transferred to the infected computer so as to cause more severe damages to the computer. The most terrible thing is that it can open a backdoor for the cyber criminals to control the infected computer and access to your confidential information. You know, letting the bad guys know your personal information is a very terrible thing. Like a time bomb, it will cause more and more damages to the target computer. Once you know it is in your computer, you should delete it completely to ensure the safety of the files and prevent further loss. Most people would like to use antivirus programs to check the infected computer, but that will be in vain. You still see it again and again. In this case, to prevent it from performing malicious behaviors in the computer, you can consider a more effective way – manual removal.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Virus Do?

1. PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp 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.

Manual Removal Guide:

Different from browser hijackers, malware and ransomware, PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp belongs to another kind of infection that has harassed many computer users around the world. This virus can be distributed online through many malicious web sites and corrupted programs. And most computer users cannot notice the virus until they see the alarm from the antivirus. The infected computer will get frozen often. The virus is even able to put some malicious codes into the system so as to allow the cyber criminals to control the computer. At the same time, your personal privacy on the computer is threatened. Taking all these into account, you should have PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp removed as soon as possible.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp

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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp 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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp is a malicious infection. Installing unknown free programs, opening spam email attachments and clicking unknown links will invite it to get into your computer. If you do not remove it timely, it will bring some other malware and spyware to your computer. As a result, cyber criminals can enter the infected computer. Please note that your sensitive information, such as bank account passwords and confidential documents, may be in use by an unknown third party. Some antivirus programs will pop-up warning windows to remind you that your computer has been infected, but unfortunately they cannot eliminate the PUP.Optional.ItsMyApp. Therefore, you can try manual removal.

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 May 27, 2014 8:16 pm

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