Hi, there. Do you know why my computer is getting more and more slowly now? Do you know what PUP.Augmenter is? How can I remove this malware from my computer completely? Why my antivirus program can’t get rid of this malware? I feel so suck about this malicious virus. How do I get this stupid thing into my computer? I know nothing about when it came into my computer. Alright! Anyway, what should I do now? Who can help me delete this virus out of my computer? Millions of thanks!
PUP.Augmenter is classified to be a malicious browser hijacker. It is a potential unwanted program which is created by cyber criminals to attack computer users with conducting many evil purposes on the targeted computer. Once it installed on your computer, this virus will contribute several issues on your main browser and computer system as well. It often attacks the most used web browsers like Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. After its installation, it will run automatically when you start your computer or open a new tab. It will change your default homepage and browser setting without your permission. You will be redirected to visit some suspicious websites again and again due to this virus. Lots of pop-ups will be distributed from its domain. You will be so annoyed about this malicious browser hijacker. To remove this virus immediately is a very important task.
1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
PUP.Augmenter hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of this virus
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end this hijacker’s processes
3. 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
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker 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 its 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%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
PUP.Augmenter is a tricky and malicious adware which may change your registry settings and other important windows system files after it enters your computer. If you do not remove this virus in time, it may do lots of troubles on your computer. This virus may damage your security system which may lead to the easy attacking of other infections like Trojan and keyloggers which can be used to steal sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc.. Otherwise, many pop-ups and ads will be generated by this virus. As a result, your computer will be caused a complete computer crash because of this virus. Moreover, it will display numerous fake infections of exaggerated security threats on your computer and then state that you should purchase the program in order to remove the infections. You should not trust the alert. It is fake notification. There is no any antivirus tool which can remove this virus completely from your computer. Only manual removal way can get rid of this virus completely and permanently.
Suggestion: 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 November 30, 2014 8:42 pm