Solution To Delete PUP.Downloader/Variant Completely


I seem to have acquire PUP.Downloader/Variant Trojan Horse on my HP Pavillion Laptop where use to run Windows 8 operating system which totally locked up. Usually when I reboot my system it shows blue screen error with different error code. Usually I start AVG security application scanning but it keep showing “no such name of files exists in your system” and suddenly it get turns off. I have even reinstalled the Windows 8 version but same problem use to occur. I really do not what are real cause of , why PUP.Downloader/Variant use to create problem in my system. Have you any idea, please help me to get rid of it completely.

PUP.Downloader/Variant is identified as Trojan Horse program which persuade different techniques to any how make it install in Windows system. Usually it utilize the program which is promoted free of cost (Java Player, Adobe Reader, Browser update), use to read and open any email attachment send from unknown names, click on links etc. PUP.Downloader/Variant once penetrate inside the system, drop its relative malicious code to do out changes. It contain rootkit function which make it install deep inside the system.

With advance techniques PUP.Downloader/Variant use to conceal itself deep inside system and make it undetectable. It use to keep running inside the system and keep arising more of different problems. It use to change your desktop page, add new icons and shortcuts and make your computer system to perform more slower than usual. PUP.Downloader/Variant use to by pass your security and allow more of different Internet stuff to easily penetrate inside the system and do out different changes. You will experience that your PC will perform more slower than usual or it take large time to reboot your PC.

PUP.Downloader/Variant main agenda to develop such threat as to gain access inside the system. It use to by pass your informative details like account name, number, credit and debit card number etc with purpose to make money. In this situation suggested to remove PUP.Downloader/Variant immediately from your PC.

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Steps to Delete PUP.Downloader/Variant

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.Downloader/Variant from Task Manager

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find PUP.Downloader/Variant Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete PUP.Downloader/Variant virus from Task Manager at once.

Task Manager

Step:3 How to Delete PUP.Downloader/Variant Related Startup Items

Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.

Windows R

Now press Enter Key or Select OK.


Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab



Now Search for PUP.Downloader/Variant Related applications on Startup Items


Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to PUP.Downloader/Variant


Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode




Step: 4 How to Delete PUP.Downloader/Variant from Windows Registry

  1. Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
  2. This will Open the registry entries.
  3. Find PUP.Downloader/Variant 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.Downloader/Variant and if found must be deleted.

Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by PUP.Downloader/Variant

  1. Click on the Start Menu
  2. Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
  3. 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.Downloader/Variant that was existing on your compromised system.

Still, if you are unable to get rid of PUP.Downloader/Variant using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect PUP.Downloader/Variant.


Don’t forget to submit your questions or any other queries if you have and get complete solution from our Expert’s Panel. Good Luck!



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