May 30, 2014

PUP.SmartPcSolutions Virus Removal

PUP.SmartPcSolutions virus infection. My computer has been infected by this PUP virus while installing a unknown process accidentally, AVG detects the virus infection and removes it immediately from my computer, however, each time when I restart the infected computer, this virus will keep coming back. How can I remove this PUP virus completely from my PC? Do I have to use another anti-virus program like Norton or MSE? How about manual removal? Any help will be appreciated.

Description of PUP.SmartPcSolutions Virus:

PUP.SmartPcSolutions is a dangerous virus process which belongs to PUP virus family, like other PUP virus process, PC users may get the virus infection from the infected programs or processes accidentally. Once this virus has been installed completely, the infected computer will be in an unsafe situation, this virus is able to attack all the Windows OS especially Windows XP since Microsoft has stopped most of the service on it. Thus, PUP.SmartPcSolutions is an extremely dangerous virus process which needs to be removed completely to keep the infected machine safe.

PUP.SmartPcSolutions will cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC, and that is the reason most of the infected machines will suffer slow performance after being attacked. PUP.SmartPcSolutions may be detected by anti-virus program once it has started its working, however, most of the anti-virus programs don’t have enough power to get rid of it since it has the ability to change some system setting to avoid the tracking of security tools. Thus, manual removal is the best way to remove this nasty threat completely from the infected PC.

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.SmartPcSolutions 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:

In summary, PUP.SmartPcSolutions is totally a nasty PUP virus process that needs to be removed completely from the infected PC, the infected machine will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked by cyber criminals if it keeps staying on. The entire information on the browser, local Disk and even removable device can be viewed and copied without PC user’s permission, since anti-virus program can not be able to get rid of this PUP virus process completely, it is strongly suggested that PC users should remove this virus manually to avoid virus damage.

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 May 30, 2014 9:05 am

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