PUP.MagnetDownloader has infected my computer. I do not know how it got installed, nor do I beware where it came from. I seldom scan my computer since I always keep a good habit when I am on the internet. Today I just ran a full scan on my computer and hoped that it still works fine though I have been feeling that it runs quite slowly for some time. Then the infection message shocked me. My PC is infected by a Trojan virus and the AV software cannot kill it. How can I remove it?

PUP.MagnetDownloader Trojan Virus Infection Detection

PUP.MagnetDownloader belongs to potentially unwanted programs. It is categorized as a Trojan virus. As a Trojan virus, this PUP often slows down the PC speed greatly. And from its name we can learn that this is a virus which will cause backdoor download tasks. It means that when the computer (if it has been infected by this PUP virus) is connected to the internet there is great chance that unnoticeable download tasks are created. Some malicious programs or adware will get access to the infected system which has already been weakened significantly. As a result of that, the infected PC can get more and more problems such as the bad performance, random errors and freezing from time to time.

Many people cannot kill PUP.MagnetDownloader by antivirus programs. The reason is that this virus has rooted in the system registries and will be able to be reborn right after the removal. Also, as a well-designed process created by the cyber criminals, this virus is enabled to bypass the removal of many different tools. Those software may not be able to find the correct paths this virus has created.It is not easy for people who are computer illiterate to remove the virus by themselves. There are also some files that made by this virus and take similar appearances (the name and extension) with the system files. Thus it makes it harder for people to tell which comes from the virus and which is the normal process or files of the system. In fear of damaging the system by mistake people will not take immediate actions to remove the virus.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus.
Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :

– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. PUP.MagnetDownloader has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!

Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.

start button
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.

windows task manager

Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.

folder options

After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.

program data

Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Run box

The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.

Registry Editor

Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:

To Summarize Shortly:

PUP.MagnetDownloader, which is always been taken as a Trojan virus has spread all over the internet. It has annoyed so many people. The problem is that no antivirus can eliminate this virus but they all can detect it easily. The effect of this Trojan virus is huge. Not only the bad performance of the infected system but also unwanted pop up from nowhere affect the regular use of the users. To stop its effect you should get it off from the system immediately.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on March 27, 2014 1:20 pm

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