When I clicked on a link my friend sent me, I somehow got PUP.Optional.MyFreeze virus on my system. It has been driving me crazy, screwing up my Internet and just slowing down the running speed of the entire system. My MSE antivirus software keeps detecting this virus but it is not able to delete it from my computer. This virus also changes the registry entries and settings of my web browser. Is there an effective way to eradicate this virus from my PC..?? It's driving me nuts. So, Please help me..!!
PUP.Optional.MyFreeze is a stinky Trojan horse virus that uses unfair methods to enter on your system. This virus can exploit program vulnerabilities to infect your computer badly. Sometimes, it also lurks in various freeware or shareware, malicious torrents and spam email attachments when you unwarily click on them and it will sneak into your PC. Usually, it stealthily performs many harmful activities on your machine and you may not notice its existence until you do a full scan of your system. Unfortunately, the common antivirus tools cannot delete this virus effectively because it based on a more advanced rootkit technique that can protect its process and files.
This Trojan horse virus can hide or delete your personal and important computer files without your permission. It corrupts your system routine applications and consumes lots of computer resources and that result your system will become very slow. In addition, it has the ability to monitor your personal activities and it will steal your IP address, search queries, web history, email contact, phone number and other crucial informations. Further, it can inject many files to the computer registry to make your system strangely. If you don't want to let this virus damage your system further then delete PUP.Optional.MyFreeze immediately from your computer.
Dangerous features of PUP.Optional.MyFreeze
Alter the web browser settings and registry entries secretly.
Slow down your system performance.
It may bring in other dangerous computer threats.
Adds malicious codes to the system registry.
Corrupts some of your program files.
It can be taken advantaged to hackers to access your system.
Cannot be removed by common antivirus programs.
PUP.Optional.MyFreeze will hijack your web browser and steal your system privacy.
Steps to Delete PUP.Optional.MyFreeze
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove PUP.Optional.MyFreeze from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find PUP.Optional.MyFreeze Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete PUP.Optional.MyFreeze virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete PUP.Optional.MyFreeze Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for PUP.Optional.MyFreeze Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to PUP.Optional.MyFreeze
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete PUP.Optional.MyFreeze from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find PUP.Optional.MyFreeze related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by PUP.Optional.MyFreeze and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by PUP.Optional.MyFreeze
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with PUP.Optional.MyFreeze that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of PUP.Optional.MyFreeze using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect PUP.Optional.MyFreeze.
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