What damages will be caused if the computer is infected with PUP.Optional.Visualbee virus? How does it enter a computer when there is perfect and updated protection of antivirus software? What will happen if we don’t remove it or let it stay in the system for a long time? How can I remove it completely without getting it back again after every reboot? Is it impossible to get rid of or anyone can suggest an effective way to delete it completely?

Some Basic Knowledge about PUP.Optional.Visualbee

PUP.Optional.Visualbee is a Trojan infection on windows machines. It is one kind of virus from the PUP family which stands for potentially unwanted programs. These kinds of programs or Trojans are often related with some ad links or ads plug-ins. It can cause secret downloading tasks. Your browsers will get more and more useless plug-ins or other add-ons without your permission or notice. It has taken over the characteristic of both a PUP virus and a Trojan virus. It can replicate itself and makes it spread all over the infected system. It is also enabled to cause unwanted installation from the internet especially from some unsafe web sites. Why cannot the antivirus detect this infection out before it gets installed but after it settles down? It is because that PUP.Optional.Visualbee is able to disguise itself under some normal processes which makes it possible for it to escape from the detection of antivirus software. It is usually bundled with some free or unsafe packages. And the original programs are fine but the installer package you download may be not safe. They may be some ones what has been modified by cyber criminals. They usually put the process of some Trojan viruses or other threats into the installer and make viruses spread when computer users download and install the software online. For example, when you install a normal soft ware or program, you can see many files installed in the process of the installation. The files of the Trojan will break into your computer system along with the installation.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus.
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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.Visualbee 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: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.

start button
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can 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.

windows task manager

Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). 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 Apply and then hit OK.

folder options

After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.

program data

Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Run box

The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.

Registry Editor

Step E: 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:

PUP.Optional.Visualbee has become a nightmare of most windows machines recently. It is possible to be detected by well-known antivirus programs such as Norton, MSE and AVAST. However it is hard or impossible for them to erase it from the system completely because it has strong ability to recover in short time. Some software does erase it for sometime but they cannot delete it completely and after some while the virus comes back. It is so hard to get rid that makes many computer users mad. There is great amount of net users who are tortured by this PUP virus. And since it can cause more and more other problems to the vulnerable system it is recommended to remove it as soon as you find its existence.


Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 10, 2014 1:01 pm

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