How to Remove Pugi in Simple Steps

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What is Pugi?

Pugi is detected as Trojan infection that creates various troubles in your PC. It enters your PC together with spam email attachments, removable devices, links in pornographic websites, malicious redirecting ads, etc. Noticeably, once this threat enters your system, it modifies the system files, registry entry as well as start-up items silently so that it can automatically get loaded with Windows boot-up. It may also block your access to certain websites including security sites to prevent you get any help to destroy it. What's more, Pugi randomly delete or corrupts system files and installed programs which result in file missing, system malfunction and crash-down to you all of sudden.

The only problem you really have is Pugi residing on your private territory. Removal of this scam program is not such an easy goal to complete yet doable. Nevertheless if there is a problem there is a solution also. You will find below a guide adapted to this particular malware. Carefully follow all recommendations stipulated in this tutorial. If you have any questions, our support service is available for you.

Pugi may need a lot of system storage space. And computer performance depends on spare storage space. thus less system storage space would greatly slow down the system performance, including the slower computer startup and shutdown speed and program running speed. It would also change computer settings to allow the malicious program automatically startup with windows system so that you cannot delete it or stop it in control panel. It can also disable other system programs by modifying the registry. In addition, the virus may help other PC threatens invade your system and make more and more loopholes. If you want to protect your computer, you need to remove it as soon as possible

 

Activities of Pugi:

Installs several malicious program and files to the system
Violates the system security
Displays fake alerts or warnings messages
Modify the system settings and browser settings
Shows several disk errors or registry errors
Alter the registry entries
Lessen the internet-speed
Interrupts your security software
Hides desktop background
Degrades the system speed as well as its performance
The above mentioned activities shows that this bogus application is very dangerous for your PC and it also disallows you to perform any tasks on it. If you do not remove this rogue application from this system quickly then it might crash your system. With the intention of making your PC safe, remove Pugi as soon as possible.

 

Guide to Remove Pugi

You may have tried running the antivirus programs installed on your computer to remove Pugi, but sadly find that the Trojan horse just comes back after restarting the computer. We have mentioned above that, this Trojan horse can mask itself as a part of the system and it may disable your antivirus program to protect itself from being detected and removal. So, you may have no luck to remove it simply using a common antivirus program. In this case, you can try other methods to deal with this threat. Here are two effective methods for you:

Method 1: Manually remove Pugi by following the instructions.
Method 2: Automatically remove Pugi by SpyHunter tool.
Method 3: Automatically Remove the Trojan Horse by Using Bitdefender Internet Security 2015.

Detail instructions to remove Pugi step by step

Method 1: Manually remove Pugi by following the instructions.

In some cases, users would take the manual method to deal with threats on their computers. To manually get rid of Pugi, you can try following the steps below. But note that, if you have no experience of dealing with processes, files and registry entries, we do not recommend you to attempt the manual removal.

Step 1: Kill the processes of the worm via Task Manager.
Start Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together.
Click on the Processes tab, scroll down to find out its running processes related to the worm.
Kill the found processes by selecting them and clicking on the "End Process" button.

End-Task-process

Step 2: Show all hidden files and folders.
Click on Start menu and click on Control Panel option.
Click on "Appearance and Personalization".

Appearance-and-Personalization

Click on "Folder Options" link.

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Click on the "View" tab in the "Folder Options" window.
Choose the "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" under the Hidden files and folders category.
Click the "OK" button.

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For Windows 8:
Click on Start menu and choose Windows Explorer icon.

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In Libraries window, click "View" tab.

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Select "Folder Options".
Click "View" tab.
Under "Advanced settings", select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" under Hidden files and folders category. And then hit OK.

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Step 3: Remove all the files associated with Pugi.

%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]

Step 4: Delete all registry entries related to the worm.
Click "Start" button and select "Run". Type "regedit" into the search box and then press Enter.

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When the Registry Editor is opened, please search for and delete the registry entries related to the worm.

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 'Random'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

Method 2: Automatically remove Pugi by SpyHunter tool.

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect, remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Reference video on How to remove spyware with spyhunter

Step 1: Click SpyHunter Download Link and save the file in your hard drive. When a small window pops up, please click on the ¡°Save File¡± button.
Step 2: Once the file is downloaded, double click on it. And click on the ¡°Run¡± button when a window appears and asks if you want to run this file.
Step 3: After that, SpyHunter installer will be downloaded. You can see the downloading process as shown below.
Step 4: Once downloading finishes, select the language, accept the SpyHunter license agreement and click ¡°Next¡±.
Step 5: Keep following the wizard during the setup process. When you are presented with the prompt saying that SpyHunter has been successfully installed, click the ¡°Finish¡± button.
Step 6: Then, launch SpyHunter by double-clicking on its icon, and then click on ¡°Scan Computer Now¡± to scan your system for Pugi and other potential threats.

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Step 7: The scanning process may take 20 minutes or more (depending on the number of files in your system). So, you need to wait for some time until the system scan is completed.

spyhunter-scan-files-process

Step 8: Once SpyHunter finishes scanning your computer, make sure that all malicious items are selected, and click on the ¡°Fix Threats¡± button. Then, SpyHunter will begin remove all threats from your PC. Restart your computer, and Pugi should have been completely removed out of your PC.

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Method 3: Automatically Remove the Trojan Horse by Using Bitdefender Internet Security 2015.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 protects against professional hackers and identity thieves. Full of safety features and easy to use, Bitdefender wins our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award for best antivirus software. As in previous years, the 2015 version of this software received the highest marks in independent tests that measure protection, performance and ease of use. It also offers fine level of customer service, including the ability to reach a customer care technician 24/7.

1.Download Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (from the download button above) to your desktop.

Download Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

2.Run a scan with Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 to remove Pugi.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 home

Reference video on How to Remove Windows Virus with Bitdefender?

 

Conclusion

Pugi is a tricky computer virus. You may not know it is in the computer if you do not have an antivirus program in the computer or the antivirus program is incapable of detecting it out. Some other spyware, malware, key-logger or worms will be implanted into the computer for it needs partners to accomplish its tasks, one of which is to achieve a shortcut for the cyber criminals to enter the computer. Pugi also has the ability to disable the security utility program and inject its files into the system. Error messages occur frequently and computer works slowly. In order to move out of this bad situation, you had better remove Pugi as soon as possible.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system.

 

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