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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Guide to Remove PUP.Optional.OpenCandy Manually

What Is PUP.Optional.OpenCandy?

PUP.Optional.OpenCandy is a dangerous Trojan virus that has attacked many computers all over the world. It is a foxy Trojan that is bundled with free programs on the Internet. When users download or update programs on the Internet, it is installed together. It can also bundle with movies and TV shows. Spam email attachments, as well as malicious web sites such as pornographic ones, usually contain this virus.

PUP.Optional.OpenCandy drops malicious files and registry entries to the computer system. These files mess up the system running seriously and take a large space of the CPU usage. Computer runs slowly and sluggish. Programs will not response to the users’ operation because of the messed up files. In another words, the programs are disables, especially the anti-virus programs. What is more dangerous, PUP.Optional.OpenCandy will open back doors to other virus and infections on the Internet, and connect the infected computer to a remove server in order to take the infected computer under the control of hackers and cyber criminals. Therefore, in order to protect the computer system and private information, users are recommended to remove PUP.Optional.OpenCandy as soon as possible.

Damages Caused by PUP.Optional.OpenCandy

1. PUP.Optional.OpenCandy drops and generates malicious files and registry entries to the infected computer;
2. PUP.Optional.OpenCandy disables the programs, especially the anti-virus programs to avoiding being detected and removed;
3. PUP.Optional.OpenCandy causes browser problems such as homepage hijacker, searching results redirection, new tabs popping up and so on;
4. PUP.Optional.OpenCandy opens backdoor on the infected computer and brings other threats to the computer;
5. PUP.Optional.OpenCandy connects the infected computer to a remote server so that to steal users’ privacy for illegal purpose;
6. PUP.Optional.OpenCandy cannot be removed by anti-virus because it can mess up the system and disable the anti-virus.

Guide to Remove PUP.Optional.OpenCandy Manually

Step 1: Boot your infected computer into Safe Mode with Networking

(Reboot your infected PC > keep pressing F8 key before Windows start-up screen shows>use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.)

Step 2: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop PUP.Optional.OpenCandy processes in the Windows Task Manager.

Step 3: Open the Registry Editor, search for and delete these Registry Entries created by PUP.Optional.OpenCandy.

(Click Start button> click "Run" > Input "regedit" into the Run box and click ok)


Step 4: Detect and remove PUP.Optional.OpenCandy associated files listed below:


Video on How to Remove PUP.Optional. Virus

Note: Please note, this is a self help manual guide; you need to possess sufficient skills about dealing with registries entries, dll. files and program files, you need to be very careful to move on every step. Can’t uninstall PUP.Optional.OpenCandy yourself? Please click on 24/7 online computer experts for help, you problem will be fixed immediately.

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