Can someone explain what this PUP.Prt is and how it comes to my computer? I have Norton on my computer. The security tool was installed by a tech guy when I purchased this laptop. I don’t know too much about computer, and can’t figure out what this PUP thing exactly does to my computer. However, seems that it slows down my computer somehow, and I always get useless pop-ups. How can I solve this problem?
Brief Introduction to This PUP
PUP.Prt is a product made by cyber criminals who want to use this evil deed to achieve illegal purposes from innocent computer users. It can be called adware program or potentially unwanted program which is kind of computer threat. It can be distributed by cyber hackers on the web widely so that if inexperienced computer users do something wrong or carelessly on the Internet, this PUP thing can sneak into their computers. In addition, this PUP can be installed on the target computers. What is that mean? It means people can download this PUP into their computer unwittingly. Cyber hackers can implant this PUP into other programs which are commonly used by computer users and upload the infected software to the web for people the download. Once people download the corrupted programs into their machine and install them, this PUP can be installed as well.
As a malicious computer threat, this PUP.Prt can be surely detected by most anti-virus programs. However, the real problem is how to remove it completely by the auto removal tools. It is not easy for those tools to get rid of it in a short time as the auto removal commands need to be updated by the tools. Before the commands have been edited, this PUP can already hide deep on the infected computer. With the help of this PUP, many other malicious computer viruses can come. The system registry can be modified arbitrary which can make the infected computers get many unwanted and sudden error during the use. What’s worse, black screen and BSOD can happen often which can make damage to the hardware.
With this PUP.Prt running at the backdoor, the affected machines will get slow response as this PUP can consume a large percent of the CPU usage. People need to wait a long long time to get the programs fully launched before they can use. Some programs can even shut down without any warning. Browsers installed on the corrupted machines can be changed as well. The default homepage can be set to be a suspicious link which can help the PUP to download other threats. What’s worse, cyber hackers can even connect to the infected computers remotely without users’ approval. In this condition, the privacy saved on the infected machines can be stolen and abused by those cyber crooks.
Some Traits about This PUP
-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.Prt for you.
Manual Removal Guide of PUP (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of PUP 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 PUP, the name of the process of it is random.
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 Trojan, 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 PUP, 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.Prt is a dangerous computer threat that targets computers with Windows operating systems all over the world. People can be attacked by it if they are incautious on the Internet. Once this PUP is activated on the affected computer, the performance of the machine can be slowed down by it. If this thing cannot be removed as soon as possible, the infected computer can be attacked by more other computer viruses.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 6, 2014 5:54 am