My Firewall reports me that in my computer a malware PUP.Optional.NationZoom.A has been detected. I should remove the threats soon. However, I tired many different types of antivirus programs but non of them was able to get rid of it. I’m afraid of that threats. Now my browser works absurd. I’m pretty sure the virus caused some vital problems. How can I remove this virus?
Information about PUP.Optional.NationZoom.A
PUP.Optional.NationZoom.A is an unwanted computer threat. It is also known as a potentially unwanted program (as PUP is shortened for) to many computer users. Generally speaking this threat is often taken as a Trojan infection because it is often detected by antivirus software. And it is not a program which should be able to uninstall in general ways from program features. Thus it is recognized as a Trojan infection. However it is a little bit different from a common Trojan virus. It does not put excrescent characters to a normal file. The way it usually gets detected and found is when you run a computer scan with the program you have. It is one item which will not show up in noticeable symbols. It can only be noticed in the warning message sent from the antivirus software.
The way this PUP.Optional.NationZoom.A gets to a target computer is pesky. It is usually put in the installer package. It is well hidden in the seemingly fine installers by its creators or modifiers. It may not be the problem with the program you mean to download and install but the wrong with the installer package some people have uploaded to the internet. Those could be a source where begin the infection. Some hackers try to promote some Trojan infections by writing them into some regular program packages. That will not affect the download of the program but if you install it the Trojan will also gets down to your computer. A Trojan can always settles down to a computer via a redirection or an installation when the PC is connected to the internet. Besides the way it is spread is beyond our imagination the effects it can take to a machine are dangerous. The non-stopping infection alert will keep coming up from your system detection. You cannot get it away unless you remove the Trojan completely. But the problem is, the antivirus which detects it will not be able to remove it. Thus other special and effective method if needed.
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.NationZoom.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 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.Optional.NationZoom.A is also a potentially unwanted program to more and more people recently. It is acting quite rampantly. As a similar case to Trojan infections this unwanted program is also taken as a Trojan threat. It can cause a computer works slowly and some programs be stuck when you are running them. From its name you can beware that it is the same series of threat with Nation Zoom, a well-known browser hijacker. They are always bundled with each other or can cause the other one promoted. If your computer is at risk of this Trojan infection you may get to face with the other browser hijacker later on. That’s why we call them one series. It also is enabled to weaken the system detection ability. As a consequence your computer will be vulnerable to be attacked by other online risks. If you don’t want to have more and more troubles you get to remove this Trojan quickly.
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 Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 8, 2013 12:21 pm