My computer keeps being attacked by PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A virus. I used different antivirus programs but none of them helped. The virus keeps coming back again and again after I reboot the computer as those security products required. I realize that it is not removed and that is why the detection keeps popping up. How can I get rid of the PUP virus completely? Is there an efficient way to remove it?

Some Knowledge about PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A:

Nowadays, more and more computer users complain that computer has been infected with PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A virus and cannot find a way to delete it. This threat is categorized as a potentially unwanted program and it is closely associated with adware viruses.  It can be found by running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan. Every time you run the security scanner, you will find that a lot of PUP viruses are detected, but when you remove the infected items and run the scan in the next time, it keeps coming back and showing the same results. This virus can bypass all the security products because the running process is a valid Windows component. Once it is loaded, you may keep receiving ads and pop-ups from third party servers asking you to complete a survey or download a Java Player.

Besides, if you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as you preferred, you will be redirected to another advertisement page instead. It also can slow down your internet connection speed or even cause a connection problem while you are trying to get online. Therefore, if you really want to keep your computer safe and make it work properly, it is a must to remove PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A from your computer.There are many odd computer actions once the machine is infected by this PUP virus. The most significant symbol comes from the detection of the antivirus software. The sick system will work weirdly as extremely slow performance and stuck happens from time to time on most regular programs. More and more infections and errors will begin to show up on the vulnerable computer. Users will have to be confronted with more and more software installation, plug-ins reoccurring and system not responding, etc.

With this virus inside the computer, various unwanted symptoms may be shown on computer. Your browser may keep redirecting you to other pages, and crazy and annoying pop-up window may be filled with your whole screen to interrupt your browsing activities. Besides, unknown toolbar is added on your browser and doesn’t allow you to uninstall it. Therefore, it is advised users to follow the manual removal instruction to remove PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A as quickly as possible.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced computer users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with such virus infection.
Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :

– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.


Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.


Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:

To Summarize Shortly:

PUP.Optional.VbatesHelper.A is a harmful threat to computer system because it has the ability to trace the entire activities computer users do on the affected machine. It may pilfer the privacy of users after it gets settled down into the system files. It often disables the system security as soon as it gets installed and  will cause privacy revealing and personal data being erased randomly if it has been given enough time. Once your system gets infected by the PUP virus, it starts executing some unusual activities leading in system crashing. When you want to do some work on system, each time it displays some error messages. These error messages include continuous pop-up or fake security alerts. Shortly speaking, removing the virus is needed to save the computer in time.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 19, 2014 6:19 am

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