Hey, I think I get a trouble on my computer. My anti-virus program detects a malicious stuff called PUP.FriedCookie. I don’t know why my security tool can’t get it off from my computer as I have a paid version of the tool. So what can I do now? I have heard that virus can harm my computer severely. I don’t want it to mess up my computer. How can I get rid of it completely? Please advise.
Brief Introduction to This PUP
PUP.FriedCookie is a kind of computer threat that we can classify it as a potentially unwanted program. Technically speaking, it is a variant of Trojan horse infection. Cyber hackers who design it are trying to use this infection to gain illegal benefits from innocent computer users. Usually, this PUP infection can come along with other programs. That’s to say, when people try to download programs what are really needed on the Internet, they will not notice that the programs may have been corrupted by cyber criminals. So when people install the corrupted programs to their computers, this PUP can infiltrate the target computers at the back door without being noticed by PC users. Except sneaking into innocent computers by this way, this PUP can still use many other means to spread on the web.
PUP.FriedCookie can also be hidden in those corrupted websites. Computer users who come the infected websites can get this PUP downloaded automatically. Cyber hackers can take control of those hacked websites to be the proxy servers of this PUP, and edit the websites’ scripts to be malicious. Websites that contain porn materials and freeware resources are the main targets for hackers to attack. So it is necessary for every computer user to be cautious when go online. As a kind of Trojan infection, PUP can be easily caught by anti-virus program if the target computer has already installed one. Do not think the anti-virus programs can prevent everything harmful out of your computer. On the contrary, from our research, we haven’t found a perfect anti-virus program nowadays. It is not an easy task for auto removal tool to get rid of this infection as this PUP can be able to corrupt system files to avoid being detected by anti-virus programs.
Once this PUP.FriedCookie is activated on the infected computer, usually, this PUP can start to perform its evil tasks from the start up whenever the affected computer is on. The entire system will be messed up by it day by day. It can start to download other kind of computer threats to the infected machines spontaneously which can damage the system more. Plus, PC users will get thousands of unwanted pop-ups and ads which can also contain malicious materials. With the help of this PUP, cyber criminals can even come to the corrupted computers remotely without being approved by users, which is totally a nightmare for innocent PC users as those bad guys can steal everything on the infected computers.
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.FriedCookie 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.FriedCookie is not a good thing for computer users to keep in their machines. It targets on Windows machines all over the world and it can be spread fast on the Internet. If people do not pay attention to it, their computers can suffer from more troubles and problems during the use. With the time goes on, people will find that the performance of their computers can be poorer and poorer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 2, 2014 5:18 am