My computer is affected by PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A and it performed very weirdly. It got stuck and frozen up easily during web loading and program launching processes. I have been tired with this PUP removal, and I found that my advanced antivirus can’t seem to get rid of the adware infection completely. What is the most effective way to remove the PUP infection? Benefit yourself from this post and delete the adware virus from your computer successfully.

Information about PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A Virus:

PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A is a risky computer infection that attacks computer users from worldwide. The PUP infection is released through network and it targets the computer during your improper online activities like visiting harmful websites, reading spam email attachments and downloading freeware from affected resources. Once the potentially unwanted program invades the computer, it takes over the system and degrades its performance sharply. The adware infection is capable to run as a background program, taking up the CPU usage greatly. Consequently, users will come across system stuck and constant freezes frequently when surfing the net, playing games and launching large programs. Moreover, the adware infection can create new affected files in the computer and it changes the system files and registry entries casually. It affects normal programs badly to prevent them from functioning properly. In fact, further damages, such as system crash, blue screen errors and system file missing issue, may occur to the computer once the PUP is left in the contaminated system too long. To avoid any unexpected damage, PC users should take measures to delete the adware infection completely and promptly.

Malicious as the adware is, it exploits system leaks to drop hazardous codes to the computer, and these codes can be adware, worms and malware. It changes the desktop images, homepage and other computer settings casually. Actually, the PUP makes great chaos to users’ web browsing tasks. In detail, it randomly redirects users’ web search results to other harmful web pages even if you try to visit your favorite online resources. When surfing the net, users will be annoyed by many pesky pop-up ads which asks you to download unwanted freeware and install nasty plug-ins, ads-on and extensions. To make it worse, the adware infection may enable remote hackers to record system data and online history to further perform illegal activities. Indeed, the affected computer will go bad to worse since it is terribly corrupted by the PUP. Even if the best antivirus still gets disabled, it will lose functions to deal with any computer infection. In this situation, the PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A virus must be removed from the computer in a manual removal way.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced computer users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with such virus infection.
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.Optional.FourFinders.A 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: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. To do that, 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.


Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. 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 OK.


Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.


Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A 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:

PC users should pay close attention to online activities as the PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A virus mainly spreads through network. It is designed by cyber criminals to damage the computer and pilfer information from unknown users. The PUP causes the contaminated system to have poor performance and constant freezes. It also makes changes to your computer files and drops new affected items in the computer without any notice. Such an adware infection causes redirection of your web browsing tasks and changes desktop image, homepage and other default settings of the computer. It is capable to mess up the computer miserably and trigger destructive damages to the computer. Since the antivirus gets blocked and fails to delete the PUP entirely, manual removal is considered to be a better way. PC users need to remove the adware completely to save the computer timely.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to delete this PUP.Optional.FourFinders.A virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 20, 2014 12:29 pm

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