Have PC under the attack of PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A threat? Have no idea on how to handle the following consequences on computer? This pop-up thing on computer is not a friendly application or process to keep as it can bring up so much trouble to slow down the general performance of a PC and may even shut it down completely. Instructions to get rid of this threat will be provided here.
PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A – How to Remove
PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A is one of the newly released variants from the Trojan group that’s initiated with name ‘PUP.Optional’. Lately, computer users have reported similar cases of being attacked by this kind of PC threat and they are not able to use the computers properly because of the constant troubles brought up by this problem. PUP is short for ‘potentially unwanted program’. This new variant can be specifically created to help prompt this Babylon thing which is categorized as a browser hijacker. The hijacker is not a current issue for PC users but it sure lasts long enough to cause lots of troubles to annoy computer users around the world. Yet there hasn’t been a perfect solution that can permanently stop this computer problem. And now, PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A is created to help this hijacker scam more PC users again. One should watch out for this unwanted adware and try to get rid of it ASAP when having it inside PC.
Computers that have Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista installed are the major targets of this PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A. Through studies and lots of experiences from victims, we believe anti-virus software won’t help prevent such attacks. Computers will only have high chances to be compromised by this virus when users do not use the machines accordingly. To be more specific, when clicking on suspicious links or unauthorized resources online, installing unknown “free” programs or downloading attachments from spam emails, chances can be rather high because this virus can be bundled with all the above to help itself install on PCs. In other words, it doesn’t need permissions from PC users to get installed.
Soon as PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A arrives, it will start with modifying the default settings of the system for its own convenience which is to help itself stay inside the system as long as possible. As mentioned before, this specific adware is here to prompt browser hijackers. Users will probably get redirected to unwanted links or pages when surfing online. And personal browsing histories and activities can be collected by these hijackers to help cyber criminals in performing their cyber scams. Other than that, compromised PCs can also face potential risks of having other cyber threats installed to further affect their functions. If a complete removal cannot be achieved timely, the infected machines can be eventually shut down for good.
A Sample Screenshot of The Babylon Hijacker
A Step-by-Step Trojan Manual Removal Guide
Computers can still be attacked by this virus when they have protections from anti-virus software. It doesn’t mean that the anti-virus software is not good enough but the virus is enabled by virus creators to escape from many PC protection tools. And the threat cannot always get on PCs as its wish. It’s the users’ inappropriate online activities that cause this PC attack. Hence, to avoid similar attacks, behave oneself and stay away from bad things online normally will help reduce the chances.
Note: Virus files and associating registry values can be named differently. Hence, to achieve a complete removal of this PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A, 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 the 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:
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 to show hidden files:
Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete registry values associated with this PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A infection:
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
Computers that run Windows OS are usually the big targets of this PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A. By bundling with various resources online, it can get itself installed on different computers without users’ consent. And because of its ability to escape from most anti-virus programs, ordinary PC users normally don’t have sufficient knowledge to deal with it manually. This virus can specifically associate with the Babylon hijacker thing as mentioned above. Browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be affected mostly. Other malware or spyware can also be helped to get into the compromised PCs to further damage the systems. To prevent computers from being broken down by this virus, a complete removal is required timely. Otherwise, cyber criminals can even find a way to steal your confidential information for illegal usages especially in conducting cyber scam activities.
Note: Have tried different instructions online with no success? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts now for further assistance to remove this PUP.Optional.BabylonToolBar.A infection out of your computer ASAP:
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on September 24, 2013 4:01 am