What are PUPs?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Phoenix, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Potentially Unwanted Programs slow down your system and can be harmful: Here’s what can you do about it

    So far, there are only 2 AVs that I've seen that block PUPs, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and ESET NOD32.

    When I go to fix a friend or family members' computer that's complaining that his PC is acting strange or slow, he never has a virus, it's always a bunch of PUPs, that's causing havoc on their system so IMO PUP detection is very important especially for the non-tech savvy people who install programs by blindly click the "Next" button.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Try Unchecky.
    It will automatically uncheck unwanted PUPs from installers. You can Adwcleaner to get rid off PUPs.
     
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