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#1 bluesman821

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

I recently installed MWB Pro on both my pc and my wife's laptop and after a full scan on her laptop it found numerous pups.This maybe a stupid question,but what are they and should they be removed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

Hello and welcome: :)

PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program
They are not malware, per se, but rather they are things like toolbars, adware, etc.
Since they are not malware, they are only flagged by MBAM as PUPs, rather than being marked for automatic removal as infections.
However, they often are rather hard to remove and can come bundled with malware.

Your best bet is to have a qualified malware expert help you to scan and clean your system.

We cannot work on malware removal in this sub-section of the forum, so please read below for assistance with cleaning your system.

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use any temporary file cleaners unless instructed to do so - they can cause data loss, making recovery difficult.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE EXPERT HELP WITH MALWARE REMOVAL, PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3 OPTIONS:
OPTION 1: Free, one-on-one, expert assistance in the Malware Removal Forum. (Please see helpful tips below.)
OPTION 2: For licensed users of MBAM PRO, there is free, one-on-one, expert assistance from the MBAM support helpdesk.
OPTION 3: Fee-based, one-on-one, expert assistance from Premium Support.

OPTION 1:
  • Please print out, read and carefully follow the instructions in the "I'm Infected - What Do I Do Now?" sticky topic.
  • -->If the infection has so crippled the computer that you cannot complete some or all of the steps, then just do the best you can and start a new topic as described below.
  • Then please start a new post in the Malware Removal Forum.
  • An authorized, trained malware expert will provide free, one-on-one assistance as soon as one becomes available.
  • -->>When starting your new post, please note the following:<<--
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  • Under options, please be sure to select "track this topic" and "immediate email notification", so you'll know when a helper responds.
  • Please be patient - it may be 48 hours or more before a helper can assist you, especially when the forum is very busy.
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OPTION 2:
If you are a paid user of MBAM PRO and would like support via the helpdesk, please contact them HERE.

OPTION 3:
If you prefer the Malwarebytes Premium Services (comprehensive solutions to all your computer support needs – from installation and set-up to troubleshooting and tune-ups), please go to the Premium Support site HERE.

Please be patient – someone will assist you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much,

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