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John Barbee
15 Jan 2016

Not only are PUPs not wanted but they can be almost impossible to get rid of even after detail scans of both files and registry.

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James Ford
15 Jan 2016

The Free version of Sophos for Mac does a good job of catching PUP's both during installs and when scanning already installed software.

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Don Fedak
15 Jan 2016

So are "Trending Topics on the Web" also PUPs?

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Roger Wehling
15 Jan 2016

I was wondering if Norton can be set to block PUPs.

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Quebec City
15 Jan 2016

Such pup is very bad. My nephew who works in software develpment said that in some cases the only way to get rid of annoying pup is reformat the drive...
Yes ads kept popping up ceaselessly making the computer useless. You could not even click on the anoying ads so many more kept creeping up. So many pups likely interfering with one another that no one gained anything! Not even tho ones who put the pups in the first place!

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Mike
15 Jan 2016

I have installed 'Unchecky' which does a good job of unchecking all of those sneaky little pups that try to sneak into my computer. It does its work behind the scenes; you don't have to open it unless you want to see what it has unchecked for you. It's free, simple, and works well.

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db
15 Jan 2016

PUP's are easy to detected and remove using Malwarebytes.

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jim flournoy
15 Jan 2016

Bob
How do you prevent videos/ voice from running
say you select several articles from your news feed they all start to run and you have to go in and click the stop double bars.
I'd like to queue up and run when I click on that tab
also
The animations- the flashes really bother me, almost like vertigo, and I don't like to use the bandwidth

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Lincoln
15 Jan 2016

I recently discovered that FileMenu Tools, by LopeSoft, now includes some form of malware. If you want to update to the newest version, you get the malware. My security defenses discovered that, and would not let the program install. MBAM removed the FileMenu Tools installer, deeming it malware. A bummer, because that has been a useful program for me.

Sooo...Mr. Rankin, do you know of any safe programs that provide similar utility to FileMenu Tools? Because I just do not trust it, anymore.

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Jim
15 Jan 2016

Another fine arrticle, Bob. Thanks to you keeping your readers abreast of such problems, I have become aware of the sneaky tricks used. Also, the fact that I have switched to Linux Mint eleminates this crapware (at least for now).

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Mike
15 Jan 2016

For Jim Flournoy...I use an add-on (extension) called Ghostery that blocks ads. I keep my computer on 24/7, and was especially annoyed by a video that would come on during the night and wake me...no more problems with that one!

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Ken Heikkila
15 Jan 2016

Interesting that you single out MBAM as a good way to get rid of PUPs since some of the hardest to remove I have so far found have been iobit programs that came onboard with MBAM. Their annoying popup reminders are really too much.

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ed
15 Jan 2016

thanks for the tip on the checkbox in Avast to eliminate PUPS. Thanks for all you do, you do a great service to your readers for many years, it is appreciated
ed.

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Russ
15 Jan 2016

I recommend the freeware "Unchecky", which works in the background and unchecks the boxes that usually go unnoticed. It's not perfect, but it really helps, and it doesn't take a lot of resources. It offers great freeware protection.

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Tom
15 Jan 2016

Thanks for the "PUP" info.!
You always provide valuable data - please
keep up that GREAT work!

Posted by:

Chris
15 Jan 2016

Two other good programs for removing PUPs are Adware and HitmanPro. They can get PUPs that Malwarebytes may miss.

Posted by:

Denis
15 Jan 2016

Chris.
Do you mean Adware or Adaware? I have used Adaware with great success for years but always thought that adware was the S**T I was removing. I agree , HitmanPro is an excellent program. Amazingly fast.

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Mike
15 Jan 2016

Another vote for Unchecky. Especially good for your non-computer literate friends or kids that click anything. Not perfect but helps a lot. I install on all my machines and it saves me a lot of headaches.

Posted by:

Ken Mason
15 Jan 2016

The best anti-PUP protection is running Reason Core Security: https://www.reasoncoresecurity.com/.

It's well worth purchasing!

Posted by:

Craig
16 Jan 2016

Thanks for the alert on this Bob. I run the free version of Malwarebytes regularly and after reading your post, I ran it and it found 18 PUPs!! I have also been using AVG for many years now and found it very good for what I need. I have now set it up to detect PUPs as per your recommendations. Thanks once again for the alert.

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