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Guide to Remove PUM.Bad.Proxy from the Infected System

“Advertisements pop up on my screen continually, I stop them again and again, while they come back again and again. What’s wrong with my computer? Are there any effective ways for me to remove them from my computer completely? " Yes, here, we will offer you some useful instructions.

General Description about PUM.Bad.Proxy

PUM.Bad.Proxy is categorized as an adware or a Potentially Unwanted Program, which can be installed on your computer without your notice or permission via free software. It usually displays kinds of commercial ads on your screen. In this case, users are not advised to click on any links or ads provided by PUM.Bad.Proxy because it is an adware in nature. Otherwise, it will make your computer get many other infections or viruses.

Once infected with PUM.Bad.Proxy, your computer will be faced with many problems. For example, tons of ads frequently pop up on your screen to interrupt your online activities. And PUM.Bad.Proxy adware is able to change your default browser settings including homepages, DNS settings or default search engines. Meanwhile, malicious toolbar and add-ons will be installed on your computer stealthily, which will lead your computer to run much slower than before. Moreover, it can collect your personal information by reviewing your searching histories and cookies, such as your credit card number, your phone number and so on.

PUM.Bad.Proxy is bundled with free software which is downloaded from Softonic, Cnet, Brothersoft and similar websites. While installing certain free program from the Internet, it is quite necessary for you to pay attention to the End User License Agreements and the installation procedure. Make sure you have already selected the Custom or Advanced installation option which will help disclose the unwanted software.

PUM.Bad.Proxy will do your computer no good, if finding PUM.Bad.Proxy on your computer, you’d better take some effective measures to remove it as soon as possible. However, if you have no idea about it, read this post please!

Available Ways to Remove / Uninstall PUM.Bad.Proxy 

Solution one: manually remove PUM.Bad.Proxy from the infected computer.

Step one: End all the running processes of PUM.Bad.Proxy.
1. Open Task Manager by pressing the Start button → choose the Run option→ type taskmgr and press OK→stop all the malicious running processes of PUM.Bad.Proxy.

Step two:  Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about PUM.Bad.Proxy.
1. Click the Start button and choose Control Panel→click Appearance and Personalization→find Folder Options then click on it twice→ the View tab and unfold Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
2. Clean all the malicious files about PUM.Bad.Proxy.
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[random].exe
%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Pum.Bad.Proxy
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Pum.Bad.Proxy

Step three: Remove all the registry entries by using the following processes.
1.Click on the Start button to open Registry Editor, and choose Run option, and   then type regedit and press Enter.
2. Figure out all malicious registry entries as follows and delete them:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

Step four: Remove PUM.Bad.Proxy from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
1. Internet Explorer:
(1) Open Internet Explorer, and the click Tools → Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, step by step.
(2) Search for the unfamiliar and malicious entries related to PUM.Bad.Proxy, and then click “Uninstall”.
2.Firefox Chrome
(1) Open Mozilla Firefox, click Tools→ Options→ Privacy.
(2) Under the Privacy tab, click Remove Individual Cookies link.
(3) In the Cookies showing box, eliminate all the cookies created by PUM.Bad.Proxy.
3. Google Chrome:
(1) Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools → Extensions.
(2) Select all extensions caused by PUM.Bad.Proxy and then click delete button.

Solution two: automatically uninstall PUM.Bad.Proxy with SpyHunter.

Step one: Click the icon below to start downloading SpyHunter;

Step two: Install SpyHunter on your computer step by step;

Step three: Do a complete scan with SpyHunter to search for every threats related to PUM.Bad.Proxy, and then delete them all;

Step four: Reboot your computer again to check whether all threats are removed.

Notes: I strongly advise using SpyHunter to remove PUM.Bad.Proxy, because manual removal is too complicated to deal with, and it is easy to crash your system because of the mistakes made during the operation. SpyHunter is a powerful anti-virus program which can remove kinds of virus, and take preventive measures to protect the systems daily.