PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A is detected on my personal desktop! I need to get rid of it completely. It slows down my computer, and I don’t want my person information be leaked out. I have used several anti-virus programs to remove it, but all my work was in vain. It always comes back after I restart my computer. How can I totally remove it from my computer? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A is reported by many people that it is a dangerous computer threat. As a computer threat, no one will like get computer be infected by virus or Trojan, so, different kinds of anti-virus programs can be used to protect computers. However, cyber criminals who create viruses or Trojans for some evil purposes can use many mean ways to spread their malicious stuff. Usually, it is bundled in some dubious websites, especially porn sites, which can make it invade computer unknowingly. In some way, it can bind in some free programs which can be downloaded for commonly used by computer users from the Internet. These programs often masquerade as system optimization tools, game installing packages, videos or other attractive things. Also, the virus can hide in the junk email attachments which lure people to open.

As soon as PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A infiltrates into target computer, it can be activated immediately. Mainly, computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and even the latest Windows 8 can be the targets for it to attack. This virus can attack the vulnerabilities of the target computers and sneak into the computers. Once it is installed, the infected system can be in great risk. In order to stay longer on the infected computer, this virus can scatter its files to many paths in the computer system, and corrupt some system files. If a anti-virus software is installed, it also can disable the protection tool in the startup. In the meanwhile, it can mess up the windows registry by changing the system values and replacing them with its own keys. Wrong settings in system registry can lead the infected computer run abnormally. PC user will get a lot of unwanted errors once the infected computer is booted up. If this virus cannot be removed in time, the infected computer can get sudden black screen or blue screen of death, and it will finally get a complete crash.

Except damaging the infected computer severely, this PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A can also make the privacy of computer user in danger. Some versions of this virus may contain a program named keylogger which is able to record the information that the user inputs into the infected computer. After that, this virus can also help hackers to come into the infected computer remotely and secretly. Once the illegal connection is established, hackers can get everything they want on the infected computer, including the privacy that the keylogger have recorded. Under this circumstance, PC user will not only suffer from a broken computer, but also money losses.

Some Traits about This Trojan

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy,Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this virus, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A is a Trojan infection which can make severe damages to the Windows machines. It can spread via the Internet which can hit computers all around the world. It can damage the computer system by corrupting system files and changing system settings without user approval. What’s worse, this virus can help cyber criminals steal personal information from innocent people for illegal benefits. People who find this virus in their computers should take it seriously as it will break the entire system gradually.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 5, 2014 1:13 pm

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