Can’t get rid of PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A? Recently, this bad virus effects many computers worldwide, it is spreading quickly, the virus pops up after you log in your system. And user has anti-virus program install but with no luck. How to clean out this annoying Trojan horse?

How to Remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A Completely?

If your computer is infected by PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A, then you are in for some serious trouble. This Trojan is very severe in nature and can cause a lot of trouble to your computer. You may not consider it that serious but with time, you will see how it works. This virus enters your system through internet mostly. It may reside on malicious websites or those hacked websites that are being used by scammers and hackers to promote such infections. Whenever such virus enters into your system, you may find a lot of issues happening with your computer and as a result, it may lead to losing money too.

PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A  virus can also come from pornographic tubes, websites, freeware offering sites or peer-to-peer websites. When you boot your computer, this virus will come into action, starting with infecting your browser and its settings. When the settings are altered, you may see that there are redirections from websites of your choice to unwanted landing pages full of advertisements, sponsored content, useless information and pop-ups. Such websites may also contain malware and other infections, which will enter your computer easily.

Next, this PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A virus will continue to create copies of folders and files, creating junk on your computer. This will lead to slowing down of your computer as well as internet. When such things start happening, then your computer can be infected by spyware and other types of malicious files. If such a bug comes into notice of cyber criminals, then your computer as well as confidential data present on it may be compromised.

Note: If you are not computer savvy, to get this virus from your computer without coming back, please consult with YooSecurity Experts 24/7 online for instant help.

What Will The Annoying Trojan Horse Do On Your Computer?

Such elements steal personal data, including your credit card information, passwords and usernames as well as internet banking details. When this is done, you are too exposed and it can cost you a lot. The worst part of this Trojan is that it implements a rootkit technology. This makes it far more difficult to detect this Trojan. The situation continues to get complicated and if you are not making efforts to get rid of it, then you will be creating more trouble for yourself.

At times, it may happen that you are not able to delete this PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A  virus. You may try to remove it manually, but this virus is too smart and may not let that happen so easily. Even your antivirus may not function properly and may not be able to detect this particular virus.

So, to avoid such infections, what you must do is buy a strong antivirus that is reputed and known to offer good level of protection. Of course, no virus is 100% efficient and hence, some effort should be put from your side too. You have to manually fix it.

Best Way to Remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A Step by Step

Please follow these steps to get rid of the virus manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Taskmgr on Run

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Windows Task Manager

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries generated by PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Infection.
C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC\random letters
C:\WINDOWS\system32\random letters

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


If you resolved the problem then please find an effective way to prevent from happening again. Strictly avoiding visiting untrustworthy websites is advised. You should try and download whatever program or software you want from authentic websites or at least reputed sources. Furthermore, you should not open unknown e-mails or spam mails. Such mails are a big source of malware and hence, they should be avoided strictly. Also, scan your computer occasionally using online scanners offered by reputed antivirus companies. But there is not a perfect anti-virus can fix everything, manual removal with expertise is recommended to save your computer.

Kindly Reminder: If you have tried a lot of time to remove PUP.Optional.BrowserProtect.A but with no success, to save your computer please contact YooSecurity experts 24/7 online in time for assistance.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 16, 2013 5:15 am

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