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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easily Remove PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A Step by Step

PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A is a new PUP virus which displays coupons, advertisements, sponsored links through pop-up box on Google, Youtube, Amazon, Facebook and other websites that you are visiting. Usually most of the security tools like anti-virus program and firewall can detect the virus infection but cannot remove it completely. Once installed successfully, PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A will cause many PC problems that impede the normal working of PC operation system.
PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A is able to modify system default settings such as change your browser homepage, desktop settings, redirect search inquiries etc. PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A can also download other threats like rogue programs to the infected PC, and that is why many PC users will be redirected to some malicious websites when they try to go online. What’s more, this unwanted thing will also facilitate cyber criminals to steal your confidential information for malicious intention. If not removed in time, PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A may lead to system breakdown in the end. For the safety of your computer, it’s high time to get rid of PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A immediately upon detection.

Harmful symptoms of PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A

1. Numerous pop-ups keep appearing on your PC screen in increasing frequency.
2. You are constantly driven to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working frequently.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.

How to repair search engine?

* Internet Explorer
Open your Internet Explorer->Tools > Manage Add-ons > Search Providers->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.

* Google Chrome.
Open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon > Settings > Manage Search Engines->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.

* Mozilla Firefox
Open your Mozilla Firefox->Tools > Search Icon (Magnify Glass, Arrow) > Manage Search Engines->Remove any unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine you prefer as your default search engine.

How to get rid of PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A manually

In case any mistake might occur and cause accidental damages during the virus removal, please spend some time in making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below. 

Part one- Clear all the cookies of your affected web browsers.
Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the "Tools" button
Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”
Mozilla Firefox:
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click "Remove individual cookies"
In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"
Google Chrome:
Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Part two- Close all suspicious processes in task manager.
(Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.).

Part three- Remove malicious files of PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A
1. Open Folder Options: clicking the Start button> Control Panel> Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options. After that, click the View tab.
2. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Get rid of the listed files created by PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A:
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

Part four- Delete malicious registry entries related to PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A:
PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A adds corrupt entries in the compromised computer's registry so it can hide deeply without you knowing. Again search for and delete the related registry entries listed below:
(Click Start button> click "Run" > Input "regedit" into the Run box and click ok)
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\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1

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Note: This is a self help manual guide requiring expert skills to handle. If you’re not that computer savvy, you're not recommended to perform the manual removal process by yourself. To get PUP.Optional.FireDiveDownloader.A fixed safer and quicker, it’s a wise choice to ask immediate help from Spyhunter to help you out of this dilemma in less than 20 mins.

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