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Saturday, August 31, 2013

How to Manually Remove PUP.Optional.Opencandy?

“The antivirus program detected PUP.Optional.Opencandy on my computer. I stopped all its processes and deleted all its files, but when I rebooted my computer, the antivirus still kept reporting this threat. It almost drives me mad! I need help!” If you are in the same problem, please read and follow tips in this post.

Introduction of PUP.Optional.Opencandy

PUP.Optional.Opencandy is a vicious Trojan virus. You may have heard of
PUP.Optional.Defaulttab, PUP.Optional.Conduit, PUP.Optional.Datamngr and other members in PUP.Optional family before. The newly released PUP.Optional.Opencandy is more dangerous because its destructive power is far more potent than its any other relative.

Once installed, PUP.Optional.Opencandy starts performing malicious actions. It will change system settings by creating random items and adding them to your system files. Because of its capability of drop random files and deeply hide behind your system, it can bypass detection of antivirus easily. It also records your internet activity data and collects your information such as bank account, email password etc. Do not look down on such actions because that may be how PUP.Optional.Opencandy opens backdoor for cyber hackers to benefit from you.

Troubles May Caused by PUP.Optional.Opencandy

1.  PUP.Optional.Opencandy installs without your permission and brings along with lots of bundled malware;
2.  PUP.Optional.Opencandy creates files with random name to consumes your system resources and hide deeply behind;
3.  PUP.Optional.Opencandy slows down your computer speed and even crash down the system randomly;
4.  PUP.Optional.Opencandy collects your personal information and open doors for cyber criminals to access your computer remotely.

Guides to PUP.Optional.Opencandy Manually

1) Boot your computer into safe mode with networking by restarting your computer and keeping pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press ENTER.

2) Use Task Manger to end PUP.Optional.Opencandy processes:
    Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete key

3) The associated files to be removed in folders on Local Disk
C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/pup.optional
C:/Documents and Settings/Linda/Application Data/pup.optional
C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/viewpoint/pup.optional
C:/Documents and Settings/Linda/Application Data/Trymedia/pup.optional

4) Open Registry Editor then find out PUP.Optional.Opencandy registry entries and remove them
  Hitting Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box

You may encounter some difficulties during the manual removal if you are not familiar with manual operation. In this case, to avoid any mistake that might occur to make your computer worse, you could use the professional remover SpyHunter to automatically remove PUP.Optional.Opencandy. 

Guides to PUP.Optional.Opencandy Automatically

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter


Step B. Install SpyHunter by following the instructions

Step C. Run SpyHunter to scan your PC

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer spyhunter3 scan

Step D. Show scan result and then delete all detected items.

PUP.Optional.Opencandy is such an annoying adware that should be removed timely. Hope the manual tips could walk you through the removal process. Should you run into any puzzle, you are suggested to download the most popular virus scanner SpyHunter to uninstall PUP.Optional.Opencandy.)