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Jul 8, 2014

Remove PUP.Optional.Superfish.A

Norton detects a PUP.Optional.Superfish.A virus in your computer? But you do not know why the Norton does not remove the virus? After restarting the computer, you always get virus warnings. Will it affect the personal information? How to get rid of it?

Details of PUP.Optional.Superfish.A:

PUP.Optional.Superfish.A is a computer virus. This notorious virus is designed by evil cyber criminals. Computers in many parts of the world have been attacked by this infection because Internet is quite developed nowadays. And computers with fragile system and low security level are its main targets.

This kind of viruses like PUP.Optional.Superfish.A are usually hidden in some free programs, spam email attachments, phishing websites or links released by unknown people in some social sites and forums. This infection is not as simple as a program that will appear in the control panel. It won’t let you notice its existence unless your antivirus shows you a warning. It will bring troubles to the computer users and benefit the cyber criminals because they are able to access your compute remotely to record your information. What is more, in order to create a comfortable living environment, it has the ability to drop other viruses into the system. They are joint together to mess up your computer. Antivirus in the compute also can be modified. Thus, the victims should consider 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. It 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:

Here are some basic steps to delete PUP.Optional.Superfish.A infection manually. However, due to the variable factors of this virus, you cannot rely on the original instructions 100%. The virus files will be different. If you don’t want to waste time and still need to get rid of it urgently, you are welcome to contact the online agents. Please make necessary data backup consider before you make any changes to the computer system. Unpredictable problems can occur because of errors in deleting wrong files.

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.Superfish.A

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.Superfish.A 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

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

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%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.Superfish.A virus can bring you painful problems. Do you have any ideas of how you pick up the virus? Computer hackers put many computer viruses on the Internet world to create chaos in users’ computer. This infection not only can hide in pornographic websites, but also can be with the unknown free software or junk email attachments. The system stability and data safety will be threatened by this kind of infections to a great extent. You will encounter a lot of confusion and loss of data if you cannot get rid of PUP.Optional.Superfish.A as soon as possible.

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 July 8, 2014 5:26 am

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