My laptop has been suffering from a virus called PUP.Optional.AZlyrics.A for several weeks. I accidentally downloaded a free program on the web, and this infection came. I can’t find the best way to remove it from my computer as I’m not a computer savvy at all. Someone told me that reset my computer can remove it but I don’t want to do that cause I have many important data on my computer. How can I remove it without losing my data? Please help!
Brief Introduction to This PUP
PUP.Optional.AZlyrics.A is a computer infection that we can classify it as a potentially unwanted program. Generally, it is a type of computer virus that can download other kinds of computer infection to the target computers at the backdoor without being noticed by computer users. Also, the invasion ways of it can be various as most of our computers are connected to the Internet, and the World Wide Web can be largest source for the spread of all kinds of computer viruses. Cyber hackers can create different viruses and distribute them on the web, then when people come to malicious websites or click on unsafe links, those infection can come to visiting computers secretly.
It is easy for every anti-virus program to detect this PUP.Optional.AZlyrics.A for computer users. However, the problem is that it is hard for auto removal tool to get it removed as it can change its location every time the infected system is booted up, and some system files can be corrupted by it which can make it escape from the scan of removal tool. What’s worse, after it infects system files, the system can perform weird. PC users will get many unwanted problems during the use, like blue screen of death and black screen without any warning. That can do severe harm to the computer hardware if the system shuts down suddenly. Browsers installed on the infected computers can be damaged and modified by it as well. The default homepage and search engine can be changed to be some malicious websites which can help other computer threats to come.
In addition, some browsers’ settings can be changed which can make the browsers take a really long time to load web pages and computer users will be redirected to some irrelevant websites rather than the right ones if they use the fake search engine to look for something online. And many unwanted and dangerous extensions can be added to the browsers which can also cause many problems to users. The whole system can be full of problems if this PUP.Optional.AZlyrics.A cannot be removed as soon as possible. And this infection can even download other kind of Trojan horse infection which can help cyber hackers to connect to the infected machines remotely and secretly, once the illegal connection is on, those bad crooks can steal everything they want especially financial information saved on the machines to get illicit benefits.
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.Optional.AZlyrics.A 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.Optional.AZlyrics.A is noxious computer infection that aims on Windows machines all over the world. It is a type of computer infection that can generate tons of unwanted sponsored links to computer users and download other kinds of computer viruses. Cyber hackers can take advantage of this infection to get illegal incomes from innocent computer users. Also, if this threat can’t be removed in time, the infected machines can get more troubles and problems with time goes.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 13, 2014 5:58 am