These days, a new computer infection with the name Pupy has gone viral over the internet. Many of the PC users have got infected with this harmful threat and now looking for the instant solution to get rid of it quickly. Security researchers has done lots of research over it and found the immediate removal process to secure compromised machine from its terrible impact. Read the below article and get detailed information about Pupy and also learn how you can throw this infectious bug from your PC completely.
Pupy is a newly detected file-less malware infection which is being circled over the internet and often falls in the category of Remote Access Tools (RATs). Most commonly, this very nasty threat called as a harmful trojan bug which is quite very risky for all Windows machines. Usually, this very threat gets spreaded via social sites, spam email attachments, third party software programs, defective file sharing applications and more. Pupy is coded in Python and directly gets loaded within the running processes of compromised machine and easily bypass detection of traditional antivirus scanner. It may run over Mac, Windows or Linux OS but mostly targets Windows computers to run its evil processes. Pupy is a destructive threat which is capable to bring chaos into affected windows computer and causes havoc when you perform any system activities.
What is more dangerous with Pupy? It sends commands to cyber criminals and allow them to get access over to the infected computer. It records your keystrokes and steals all your confidential information, private data, banking credentials, sensitive details and lots. It secure its existence into the infected PC by entering corrupted registries into Windows Registry Editor and starts its evil operation when you start your computer. It freezes your system completely and increases PC vulnerability and make it more liable to get infected dangerous malware infection. However, you should not Pupy lightly in any manner and should opt for trusted antivirus software to delete this bug at the earliest without the wastage of single minute.
Steps to Delete Pupy
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 Pupy from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find Pupy Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete Pupy virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete Pupy 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 Pupy Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to Pupy
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete Pupy 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 Pupy 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 Pupy and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by Pupy
- 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 Pupy that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of Pupy using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect Pupy.
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