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Old 02-25-2020, 10:00 AM   #1
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I run Malwarebytes Adwcleaner if my pc seems to slow down, along with some programs. Every time I run it I get 3 PUP.OPTIONAL.LEGACY as a result. I quarantee it and then delete it from the quarantee list. The PC then reboots com complete the cleaning. From Google I understand that this PUP is an unidentifed program, not in some master index. I've posted a question on their website as to how I can identify them. Malwaurebytes Premium runs daily on my PC and has not idenfied anything.
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A PUP is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Emphasis on the Potentially.

A lot of these get installed "by accident" when people are installing other free programs thanks to the loathsome practice of bundling. That's why one should look, carefully, at each and every dialog box that pops up during an install and should always select the "advanced," not express, install options so that all is exposed during the installation process for you to pick and choose from.

There are the occasional PUPs that you, as an individual, did choose to install and do use. When that's the case, and they're being identified, take the time to put in a scanning exception for that particular PUP, since it's not unwanted by you.
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Launch ADWCleaner
Click on the LogFiles tab to show a list of the scans and fixes that you've run.
Open the latest log (in Notepad) where you removed these PUP items, by double clicking it.
Copy/Paste the results in your next post, so that we can see exactly what you've been removing.
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Latest Adwcleaner run.
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A PUP is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Emphasis on the Potentially.

A lot of these get installed "by accident" when people are installing other free programs thanks to the loathsome practice of bundling. That's why one should look, carefully, at each and every dialog box that pops up during an install and should always select the "advanced," not express, install options so that all is exposed during the installation process for you to pick and choose from.

There are the occasional PUPs that you, as an individual, did choose to install and do use. When that's the case, and they're being identified, take the time to put in a scanning exception for that particular PUP, since it's not unwanted by you.
The most recent free software I installed are RKill and JRT from bleepingcomputers.com. They don't offer a choice. It's been several months since I've installed paid software in which time I've run Adwcleaner several times. Even though I've quarantined and deleted them they show up again.
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What shows are add-ons for Chrome. If you have Chrome sync on, and you are not deleting these from Chrome yourself, if something else does they will sync back.

Go in to Chrome add-ons and delete these yourself.
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