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Jul 23, 2014

Pum.bad.proxy Removal Guide

My windows laptop started having lots of pop-up ads, so I ran Malwarebytes and then it found Pum.bad.proxy from my computer. Malwarebytes quarantined it daily and then it reappeared soon. Everything on my computer is extremely slow now. My question is how to get rid of this virus completely without coming back? Any help will be highly appreciated.

Learn More About Pum.bad.proxy:

Pum.bad.proxy is a virus produced by cyber criminals who attempt to trigger damaging activities on the affected operating system, being categorized as Trojan Horse. This virus can attack computers running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1) operating system. It mainly gets installed on the target machine from email attachments and infected websites. Nowadays, there are thousands of computer viruses spreading over the Internet. Hackers often distribute this virus by attaching it to a mail and then spamming hundreds or even thousands of people. When computer users receive the spam email and open it without thinking twice, their computer may have been infected at that moment. Also if users don’t behave well when they are surfing online, they may get this virus from porn sites or other malicious web pages easily.

When this virus sneaks into the compromised PC, it may display ads and pop-ups on your computer and download or install additional malware on your computer. Now damage Pum.bad.proxy can bring to individual computer is uncertain. However, most infected users start complaining that they receive a large number of pop-up ads on their computers every day. Those ads could be discount coupons, deals, and other online offers which are fake and misleading. Meanwhile, computer performance is getting poor. It may take over 5 minutes to load up a page, also even you just open few programs, but computer is still frozen and crashed all the time. This Trojan also has the ability to interrupt your browsing activities. Sometimes when you browse online, you will be redirected to other pages that offer you unwanted products or keep showing you commercial ads. Pum.bad.proxy should be removed as soon as possible since  a Trojan also can steal user’s information in the background. It can bypass the firewall and continually come back if you didn’t remove it completely. Manual removal is the best way to remove Pum.bad.proxy virus permanently.

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.

Major characteristics of this nasty Trojan include:

Slow down your PC speed notably.
Add other dangerous Trojan or Spyware to your system secretly.
Allow the hacker to access your entire system.
Collect all your personal information and transfer to a remote hacker.
Destroy critical system files and make PC unstable.

How Does This Virus Get On Your Computer?

From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.

Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Pum.bad.proxy, professional manual guide is needed.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.

1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once Pum.bad.proxy virus 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 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.

Folder Options

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 Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

Run

Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:

registry editor

b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:

%AllUsersProfile%\[random]
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Getting Pum.bad.proxy virus inside the computer is a frustrating matter because your antivirus program will keep popping up messages telling you the virus has been found but it never helps to erase the virus for good. It can come back again and again after clean up. When your computer is infected, unexpected consequences may come one after another. Firstly, you may find that your homepage has been changed to web pages you are not familiar with. And your PC may get frozen and become unresponsive all the time. Once you browse online, a bunch of pop-up ads will bombard you and take over your computer screen. This virus can even contact a remote server and download another malware. It poses a huge risk for your privacy and computer security. We highly advised that you should remove Pum.bad.proxy manually to make sure it can be gone forever.

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 July 23, 2014 10:07 am

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