Jun 7, 2014

PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A Removal Guide

I have a lot of pop-ups on my browser recently. So I downloaded Malwarebytes and scanned my computer, it turns out that my computer has a lot of “PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A”. I tried to remove all of them, but it didn’t work. I have done it from the safe mode with networking too, but on the next scan the PUPs are found again, usually at around or just over 500. Is my computer or my personal information dangerous? How do I get rid of this unwanted thing from the computer completely?

PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A Description:

PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A is classified as Potentially Unwanted Program (as known as PUP) that can install on a target computer without any permission and knowledge. It usually refers to malicious browser plug-in and can be added to all most popular web browsers, including Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Therefore, it can corrupt the targeted Internet browser by installing annoying toolbar and causing browser redirection to bother PC users. This program is also able to change your homepage and default search provider. It even works like adware that can display tons of disturbing ads in all sorts of forms on your screen like pop-up, banner, in-text and link ads. Once you see ads that come out of nowhere, you should definitely not click on them as they will redirect you to a third parties website which may sell unwanted product or even install viruses for you.
PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A can attack Windows computers that include Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Once it is running, it could gather your personal information like browsing history, search queries or most visited sites in order to show you more and more related ads. People who distribute this PUP aim to generate web traffic to third parties websites and collect sales leads. They want to make money from that. Most users have no idea about when and how this threat comes to their computer until MalwareBytes Anti-Malware detects it as a malicious threat. However, PUP removal is still considered as a hard job because it keeps recurring after reboot. To secure your computer, it is suggested that remove PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A manually instead.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Other Corrupted Activities of This Adware Include:

1. This virus slows down your computer speed which makes you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet showing you the computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this adware completely.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

2. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

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 and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

b. All malicious files and registry entries related to PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A that should be deleted:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A is classified as potentially unwanted program that has been published recently and can be found by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Once it gets installed, it will be difficult for you to uninstall it from your computer because it won’t show on the control panel (add or remove list). It just hides in the root of your system and perform malicious actions like redirecting your browser to other pages constantly, displaying crazy and annoying pop-up windows, adding unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. To avoid unexpected consequences, you’d better get rid of PUP.Optional.BestBuy.A virus as soon as possible.

Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on June 7, 2014 2:34 am

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