PUP.Optional.Softomate.A has showed up on my computer. It is detected by my antivirus and I put it in the quarantine area. However it doesn’t help because my antivirus still keeps sending me the infection alert all the time. I try to delete and erase the infected files but I don’t know where they are and I dare not to remove any files being afraid that may cause damages to my system. But other antivirus software or some computer security programs don’t help either. How can I get rid of the virus completely?

Information about PUP.Optional.Softomate.A:

PUP.Optional.Softomate.A comes from the PUP family which stands for Potentially Unwanted Programs. It can be taken as a Trojan virus because it is often detected by antivirus products by sending out infection warnings. This PUP virus is spread by attaching to some installer packages of some malicious software  or some reputable products provided by some unsafe sites. Some regular files which have been modified can contain this virus or other kinds of threats too. Internet has help us a lot in daily life but it brings dangers to the computers at the same time. There are hundreds of viruses or virus variants created each day and antivirus software even cannot catch them all in short time. This unwanted program is such a virus that always infects computer severely with little precautions on the infection.

This PUP.Optional.Softomate.A not only secretly gets into an vulnerable system but also arises chaos and causes download tasks at back door when the infected system is connected to the internet. Computer users will get more and more unwanted plug-ins, programs, and tool-bars on the PC as time goes by and the infection gets more and more serious. Most viruses have their sponsored parties and once this PUP virus get access to a computer system it will try to install more and more software which are not safe nor useful from its sponsored web sites. They can get profits by pushing ads and the network traffic.¬† But to computers, it’s a disaster to have virus infection. The speed and performance of computer will be greatly affected when there are too many useless stuffs. The system cannot react in time or correctly if it is infected by the Trojan virus. Some programs will not run or keep giving the users error codes.

With this virus inside the computer, various unwanted symptoms may be shown on computer. Your browser may keep redirecting you to other pages, and crazy and annoying pop-up window may be filled with your whole screen to interrupt your browsing activities. Besides, unknown toolbar is added on your browser and doesn’t allow you to uninstall it. Therefore, it is advised users to follow the manual removal instruction to remove PUP.Optional.Softomate.A as quickly as possible.
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.Softomate.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.Softomate.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:

PUP.Optional.Softomate.A is a harmful threat to system because it is enabled to create its own paths in the system registries and make its files in system files. That is part of the reason why deleting so many files of the virus cannot completely get rid of it. Any leftover of it will make what you have tried in vain. The entries and files of the PUP virus will make the virus reborn in short time. The system performance will be significantly slowed down. The computer can get stuck on starting up. It may crash from time to time and all of a sudden. The worst work this virus can do is to make the vulnerable system accessible by any other online thread threats. To have a clean computer and avoid unwanted further troubles you have to remove this virus as soon as you find its existence.

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 January 18, 2014 5:41 am

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