I’ve always got a pop up PUP.Optional.Tarma.A detection on my computer lately. It keeps being quarantined by my antivirus but can’t seem to be deleted with success. Can this virus do anything bad to the system? Will I also copy the virus if I want to back up all my files to an external flash drive? What other choices do I have to get rid of this infection successfully without reformatting my PC?

PUP.Optional.Tarma.A – How to Remove Trojan Virus

PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus can be categorized as a Trojan virus which is believed to be from the same group as the Pup.datamngr virus. This Trojan virus has been reported lately to attack computers with Windows OS around the world and it can’t seem to be stopped by any antivirus software. Through studies, we believe that’s due to its abilities of combining with cyber criminals who are a bunch of people conducting inappropriate activities online to scam innocent PC users. It’s specially capable of collecting or stealing valuable information out from the infected systems or even allowing  entries of online third parties via injecting malicious codes into the systems without consent from PC users.

Resources or mediums for the PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus to distribute online include fishy/hacked web sites and links, freeware and spam attachments in emails. By using the technique called bundling, this Trojan infection can be installed on computers together with these resources. Being able to escape from the prevention from antivirus software, the Trojan will sneak into your computer directly if you have accidentally visited bad sites or downloaded malicious programs from the Internet. Once it’s installed successfully, PUP.Optional.Tarma.A Trojan will start by changing several default settings of the computer so that it can be automatically started up each time the PC is turned on. It will hide its evidence deep inside the system while taking up lots of CPU usage causing constant stuck on the PC. Victims will find it very difficult to move around the computers while experiencing constant security pop ups. These pop ups do not fully represent the status of your PC since some of them are fake. They may end up persuading you to install certain malware which does no good to the computer. And as mentioned above, this Trojan virus is capable of stealing data from the infected systems to help cyber criminals benefit. Hence, it should be removed ASAP upon noticing.

Note: To prevent all the potential consequences from happening,  contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to get help to remove this nasty PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus if you are not a PC expert yourself.

To Sum-up Effects and Dangers of The Trojan

1. PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus is capable of installing itself on computers without consent from PC users via bundling.
2. It can bypass most antivirus protection tools and can even disable them.
3. Security pop ups including fake ones can be displayed on the computer which can end up prompting malware to users.
4. Users will experience incredible slowness when trying to operating the computers.
5. Online third parties can be allowed to enter the infected systems with the help of this Trojan.
6. Valuable data and information can be put in dangers of being stolen.

A Step-by-step Trojan Manual Removal Guide

To deal with virus files and entries manually, it’s easier to receive a complete removal of this PUP.Optional.Tarma.A Trojan since antivirus programs can’t help much. Because this Trojan virus can change its names and locations from time to time, expertise will be required during the manual removal process. Steps have been listed in the following to get rid of this Trojan virus:

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Folder Options

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete registry entries associated with this Trojan infection:
Run+Registry Editor

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry


PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus keeps being quarantined by antivirus but can’t be deleted successfully? Today, we’ve come across such similar situations when antivirus software has failed to catch viruses it’s supposed to. That’s because cyber criminals are trying to scam innocent PC users by these nasty and stubborn viruses. This Trojan virus can pretend itself as an executable program to deceive PC users to download. This can be done by bundling with other mediums online. Once the infection is done, this Trojan virus will cause incredible slowness in the system. Files or programs can stop responding more often. In the meantime, you may also get constant security pop ups saying your computer is in danger. These pop ups can persuade you to purchase some unknown programs which can be malware. Besides from all that, PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus can even help cyber criminals benefit by stealing your private info. For the overall safety of the PC as well as privacy, the Trojan should be removed ASAP.

Note: Cannot locate files listed on the above instructions but have found different files? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts now to get further assistance if you can’t complete this virus manual removal process.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 8, 2013 12:32 am

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