Pum.dns Trojan Removal

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I wrote this article to help you remove Pum.dns Trojan. This Pum.dns Trojan removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Pum.dns belong to the family of Trojan horses. Unfortunately, you are stuck with one of the most dangerous cyber infections out there. Trojans totally deserve the horrible reputation they have. They are incredibly sneaky pests and they are capable of destroying your machine. Pum.dns is no different. As a classic Trojan, it follows a pretty standard pattern. For starters, the parasite slithers in your machine in complete silence but unlike other pests that, once in, reveal their presence, the Trojan works behind your back. It is so secretive that you may not realize your machine has been infected for weeks. There are some signs, though.

Trojans take a lot of CPU memory so your computer may become sluggish. If you notice something out of the ordinary, immediately check your machine. If you ignore the signs, your situation will worsen quickly. And this Trojan has to be removed as soon as possible. If you give it enough time on board, it will ruin your online experience. Moreover, it will expose you to malware AND security risk. And, it may even grand crooks remote control over your PC. Take action now and delete pum.dns.

After successfully entering your computer, the Trojan changes your system registry. Keep in mind that none of the modifications the pest makes require your permission. It is able to make reshuffles as it sees fit in order to serve hackers` purposes. Pum.dns also alters some of your important files and/or corrupts others. As a result, some of your programs/applications won`t run anymore. But there is more. Next, the Trojan attack your browsers. It injects them with numerous sponsored advertisements. In other words, the virus demolishes your browsing experience. You are no longer able to find anything you are looking for online as you are constantly redirected and/or bombarded with pop-ups.

Your online activities are effectively ruined and you are always a single click away from more malware. As we said, the ads you are flooded with are sponsored which means that clicking on the wrong one gets you more infection on your already compromised PC. Aside from that, you may also come across some fake program updates which, needless to say, are just as unreliable as the commercials and the redirects.

Don’t click on anything generated by this infection even if it looks interesting or helpful. It is not and you should know better. You don’t need any more infections to worry about. And speaking of malware risk, Trojans also serve as a backdoor to ransomware infections, aka the other most dreaded type of parasites. And can you guess what is worse than having one of them on board? That’s right. It is having them both. Not that you need any more reasons to delete pum.dns, but there is one more thing.

The Trojan spies on you and monitors your every online move. It has access to your personal and financial credentials. What is worse, if the pest has access, so do the crooks behind it. The question is, are you going to sit idly by and let them, or are you going to take actions to get rid of this Trojan? We suggest the latter. Use our removal guide and remove pum.dns while it is not too late. It is the best course of action you can take.

Once you do, make sure you won`t get infected again. Do you know how pum.dns managed to sneak in this time? We already said that it enters in silence but how exactly? Well, Trojans are still programs and they need to be properly installed. That’s why they turn to the old but gold means of infiltration like every other infection out there. They rely on tricks like freeware bundles, spam email messages, fake updates, corrupted links/pages/torrents, malicious third-party ads, unverified download sources, illegitimate links and so on and so forth. Moreover, also like other infections, Trojans pray for your carelessness.

In order any of these tactics to work, you have to be negligent. Otherwise, you will simply spot the intruder and prevent its installment. And that’s exactly what you need to do. Be more cautious. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by being distracted. Don’t rush. Carefully read what you are giving green light to. Don’t blindly click on everything that comes your way. Don’t forget that carelessness leads to infections. What doesn’t lead to infections is caution.

Pum.dns Trojan Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Pum.dns Trojan from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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