Mar 19, 2015

How to Remove BehavesLike.Win32.PUP

Your antivirus program reports to you that your computer has been infected by the BehavesLike.Win32.PUP virus, but cannot remove it? The system works so slowly? How to get rid of the infection to save the computer?

Details of BehavesLike.Win32.PUP:

BehavesLike.Win32.PUP is a hateful Trojan infection that has brought a lot of troubles to innocent computer users from all over the world. Because it can be widely spread through social networks, so no matter where you are, your computer will still have the chance to be infected if you don’t pay attention when you surf the Internet. Hackers create it to take over your computer and then collect your personal information illegally. The network crime cannot be stopped by the police, so you should take measures to remove it as soon as possible to reduce personal losses.

You even do not know when BehavesLike.Win32.PUP enters your computer. If you have already installed an antivirus tool in your computer, you may be able to get a warning. But you will not be able to remove it through using your antivirus program because it is able to bypass the removal from most antivirus programs. The default system settings are changed by the Trojan virus so that it can be stable to stay on your computer. If you can’t remove it timely, it is able to implant more other Trojans and spyware into your computer by creating system loopholes and defects. To make matters worse, it injects malicious code on your computer, which allows the hackers to control your computer remotely. Then you information stored in the computer will be collected and your online activities will be monitored. To prevent those terrible consequences, you must get rid of it 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. 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:

BehavesLike.Win32.PUP virus needs to be removed manually because it has the ability to escape antivirus programs. And, if you do not want unpredictable damages caused by any mistakes during the removal process, please take some time to do a backup beforehand.

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 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP

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 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP 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:

As mentioned above, BehavesLike.Win32.PUP virus has become a big problem for many computer users. It is a dangerous infection that computer users should get rid of it from the system completely. This Trojan virus is the cause of the system performance degradation. Once the computer is infected with the virus, it will damage your system files and registry entries right away. Therefore, computer crashes, blue screen errors and other problems can occur in your computer frequently. Some of your personal documents may disappear. Because the system security is disabled, the computer will lose its function to deal with the threat. In this case, manual removal is considered to be a better choice.

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 March 19, 2015 4:48 pm

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