I don’t know what’s the matter of my Mozilla recently. My google page was redirected by this Pup.mywebsearch thing. It’s stupid,  I can’t set back my google page. Is there anything I can do to save my browser? I’m really tired. You know I tried everything but it’s still the same. Well, I think you may find a good answer from here:

Quick Learn about Pup.mywebsearch

Pup.mywebsearch, its name will give you first impression that it’s a search engine or a URL. Correct! It’s indeed a webpage, but with many viruses includes Trojan horses, malwares or cankered links. It’s nothing different from those famous search sites with a virtuous interface. When you get infected by this browser hijacker, it may not bring you to the forefront because you may think that it just changed your homepages and even you will regard it as one assistant for you to do shopping more easily. If you really think so, you are all wet. The offensive Pup.mywebsearch hijacker will drag you into the abyss of pain.

When you visit some informal websites, you may be attacked by Pup.mywebsearch virus browser hijacker stealthily. Pup.mywebsearch browser hijacker takes the same way as many Trojans do to invade your PC. Changing StartUp, re-configurating Browser Options and attacking system or antivirus vulnerabilities to escape from them removing it are all the basic approaches it adopts. You may never be aware of it if you don’t open your internet browser again. Once you open it after the virus accessed your PC, you can find that your homepage has been set to some other sites. It looks like a very professional shopping sites search engine. Indeed, it provides much information about all kinds of shopping sites for your consideration; however, all the search result is well-designed. It always displays the malicious pages and links to you. The real good normal sites it never list for your choice.

Of course, the browser hijacker mainly promotes Pup.mywebsearch to you. This virus is designed as a search engine site to tempt you do payment, but you can never get the things you buy. As a function of Trojans and root-kits, browser hijacks can take several forms and be accompanied by theft of personal information, reduction of your computer’s security or installation of extra types of PC threats such as key-loggers or scam-ware. Be conscious of this flaring stuff. The longer time Pup.mywebsearch virus stays in your computer, the more danger it will pour to you.

To have a better and safe solution, you can contact YooCare/YooSecurity for help here:

Here Is a Picture to Show You the Real Looking of Pup.mywebsearch Virus Browser Hijacker

How to Identify Pup.mywebsearch Virus Infection Is in Your Computer?

    • Your browser settings and browser home page will be changed by Pup.mywebsearch.
    • It may show numerous undesirable and annoying pop-ups.
    • This virus will connect to the internet without your permission.
    • The virus keeps track of your internet browsing data and sends your browsing history data to remote location servers, owned by hackers that use this information to advertise their products via numerous pop-ups and hijacked browser homepages, new icons.
    • Mywebsearch Virus can install unwanted programs to a victim’s computer without user’s knowledge and consent. This can make your computer slower in performance and stability.
    • The Trojan may produce many fake alert warnings, stating that your PC is infected with Trojans or other malwareS that do not actually exist.

How to Safely Remove Pup.mywebsearch Hijack Virus?

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: In the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Pup.mywebsearch virus browser hijacker.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\SOAU8277512 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SOAU8277 512.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “SOAU8277 512” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random.exe’

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Pup.mywebsearch Virus

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

At last but not least, Pup.mywebsearch virus should be removed as soon as possible. If you leave it alone, it will not only stay in your computer, but also can put your IP in very dangerous condition. However, if you can remove it in time, it can’t do any harm to your computer and won’t ask for money any more. Also please don’t pay money to this scam, even if you pay to the hackers, they won’t unlock your computer. Never believe those so called free software! Don’t download to install those stuffs in your computer. They can not only remove the Pup.mywebsearch virus for you, but also bring you much more other virus such as ransomware, scam virus even fake things. You may not be aware that those so called free software can be another cheater, which will make you gain just more loss. Please don’t take a chance to have a try. It’s nonsense. There is no free lunch! If you really can’t remove Pup.mywebsearch Virus yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.

Note: there may be some differences according to different computers. If you really don’t know what to do, YooCare/Yoosecurity is your best choice.

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on May 27, 2013 6:13 am

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