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Jun 5, 2013

Remove PUP.Bprotector Pop-up Ads Completely – Virus Removal Guide

PUP.Bprotector Description:

PUP.Bprotector (also known as Bprotector virus) is malicious Adware which will completely annoy you with its frequent advertisements from affiliated websites. It can come bundled with some browser hijacker viruses which compromise your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. For example, you will find Google Chrome might stop loading Flash and Firefox displays the “Not responding’ alert etc. Everything seems to be messed up.

After being infected, you will have a hard time to surf Internet. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to other ads page randomly. Whenever your computer is connected to Internet, you will be bombarded with hundreds of pop-up advertisements. And you will find Bprotector keeps showing up in your Task Manager and doesn’t allow you to end it. Like other Adware, it can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness. The collected data is usually used to distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine. As mentioned above, we can see how dangerous PUP.Bprotector is. Delete PUP.Bprotector as soon as possible in case it makes further damages to your computer.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process or don’t know how to start the removal, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Potential dangers caused by this Adware virus:

1. Annoying pop-up alerts and advertisements always come up while a user is browsing online;
2. Other spywares and viruses will be installed without your permission under the help of Trojans;
3. Personal privacy is in high risk as this virus can control your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer.
4. Significant files will be relocated or hidden which may pose a sudden death of computer;

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. Remove all add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons

3. 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.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

%AppData%\Local\[random].exe
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{random}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1”

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PUP.Bprotector is a dangerous and malignant adware program, which is an allegedly helpful browser plugin that declares to improve your Internet surfing. If your web browser has been hijacked by Addendum adware, it will slow down your PC work and make it operate weirdly. It can change your homepage without your permission. And even you change the home page a million times, and it still resets itself to various ads website. You may easily get infected with this virus when you visit illegal websites, download porno movies and other unidentified programs or open spam emails. Once arrived, your antivirus doesn’t help to detect or remove this threat because the creators of this virus are so familiar with the functions of antivirus tools that they can make it escape from the detection and removal of any security tools. Thus, it is suggested users to manually remove PUP.Bprotector ads.

If you don’t know how to do it, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 5, 2013 2:48 pm

4 responses to “Remove PUP.Bprotector Pop-up Ads Completely – Virus Removal Guide”

  1. […] it, it will change your Internet settings without your permission and bring your computer into the serious situation. You may get this annoying thing when you visit some unsafe webpage such as some webpages […]

  2. Elaine Kamiya says:

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  3. Mike says:

    I have that pup.bprotector problem and I followed you instructions. Unfortunately when I reached #4, I became baffled as to where I would find the malicious files listed.

    Mike

  4. Veselina says:

    Also I forgot to say I used two from my video downloaders add-ons in Mozilla today. In Bleedingcomputers one user said their PC infected after using many video downloading add-ons in Mozilla.

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