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Friday, September 13, 2013

How to Remove PUP.Optional.Wajam.A Manually?

Analysis on PUP.Optional.Wajam.A

Name: PUP.Optional.Wajam.A

Type: Trojan Horse

Risk level:high/severe

Vulnerable browser:IE explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc.

Targeted OS: win xp, win7, win vista, win8

Route of transmission:spam email, infected website, software package, shared file etc.

PUP.Optional.Wajam.A is classified into the devious Trojan horse group. This fake program is designed to invade vulnerable websites and make up fake items which used to trick or threaten computer users. When you accidentally visit malicious websites or open spam email or other files containing the activation code of this virus, it can sneak into your computer very easily.

Once enter your computer, PUP.Optional.Wajam.A starts making up fake items which you have never seen before and displaying them to you. You are not familiar with these items you are not sure about whether there is really threat on your computer. So you are likely to be cheated by its lie and then to download its software or pay money for its product which turn out to be totally useless or even devious.

What’s more, PUP.Optional.Wajam.A is busy tracking and recording your internet activity data while convincing you and promoting its licensed version and product. Via using keyloggers and collecting your information, it may lead its designers behind to access your computer remotely and compromise your privacy and security.

Malicious Actions that PUP.Optional.Wajam.A May Perform

1) It gets installed without your permission and launches automatically when you start your internet activity;
2) It modifies your system settings and hides deeply behind your system;
3) It may hijack your browser and prevent you from accessing wanted information;
4) It displays fake messages and alerts to convince you that your computer is in danger;
5) It tricks you into paying for its useless product and downloading more threatening malware.
6) It opens doors for cyber hackers behind to access your computer by collecting and stealing your personal information.

Steps to Remove PUP.Optional.Wajam.A Manually

Before taking actions, you are supposed to back up the important files on your computer first and then reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking (Keep pressing F8 until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then use arrow key to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.)

1. Use windows Task Manager to end PUP.Optional.Wajam.A running processes.
Press CTRL+ALT+DLE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to launch Task Manager.

2. The associated files to be removed in folders on Local Disk.
%\All Users\ Application Data\ PUP.Optional.Wajam.A
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\ PUP.Optional.Wajam.A. dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\ PUP.Optional.Wajam.A exe

3. Run registry editor and remove the associated registries and entries.
Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.


(Sufficient expertise is needed during manual removal process. If you are not confident to follow the manual removal steps, you are suggested to use SpyHunter which that can not only identity relevant files & entries of the malware to erase the infection, but also protect your system effectively in the future.)

Steps to Remove PUP.Optional.Wajam.A Automatically

1. Download automatic removal tool SpyHunter

2. Install SpyHunter after downloading

3. Run SpyHunter to fully scan your computer

4. Show scan result and delete all detected items.

If you don’t have sufficient expert skills to erase PUP.Optional.Wajam.A infection
 and encounter problems while trying to execute the manual process, you are suggested to download the most popular Antivirus SpyHunter to uninstall PUP.Optional.Wajam.A safely and quickly.