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Robert
04 Mar 2017

Ok, we might be getting more aware of pups but we are not going to eradicate them or the rogue companies who supply them until the law is on the consumers side.

It should be made illegal to secrete anything onto your computer because your PC should be as safe as your home, if someone broke into your home you have legal address, and the pup problem will not go away until Joe public is able to take lawful and direct action against any company who secretes unwanted code onto your computer, while the penalties should be so great as to be a deterrent

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Brummagem Flash
04 Mar 2017

Thanks, Bob, for another balanced and informative article on the joys and dangers of the W-W-Web.
I confidently rely more on your newsletter, than any other single source, on these matters.

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Bob K
04 Mar 2017

Hi Bob,

Another helpful article.
I use ADWCleaner, Malwarebytes, and Uncheky. Uncheky is helpful for preventing POP's during download. Both ADWCleaner and Malwarebytes will help speeding up your computer by removing PUP's. Here is one PUP ADWCleaner missed but flagged by Malwarebytes, that really slowed down my PC:

Quarantine Information:
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"threatName" : "PUP.Optional.AuslogicsBoostSpeed",
"cleanTime" : "2017-02-17T01:55:03Z",
"objectPath" : "HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\MICROSOFT\\WINDOWS NT\\CURRENTVERSION\\SCHEDULE\\TASKCACHE\\TREE\\AUSLOGICS\\BOOSTSPEED",
"objectType" : "regKey",

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Bob K
04 Mar 2017

Hi Bob,

One more thing. Over the years I've noticed great performance improvements by using ADWCleaner, and Malwarebytes. I've never noticed enhancement of any kind using CCleaner, Glary Utilitie, and System Mechanic, hence I've deleted them.

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Andrew Prakken
06 Mar 2017

Be careful in removing ALL pups. I deleted them all and my laptop was all screwed up. Had to do a reversal of the Quarantine File to get it back in operation. JS

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GeneTinney
06 Mar 2017

i have been using rogue killer free version for quite a while.gets rid of pups and pums.gpes deep into the computer and searches out and gets rid of viruses.very good program.

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Howard Spencer
07 Mar 2017

Hello Bob. First let me say that I have read your articles for years now and have learned a great many from you. Thanks a million. I want to ask what you think about superantispyware, a product I have been using for over a decade. I also use avast and mbam but have found s.a.s.w to be a very powerful tool in combating adware, spyware and pups, along with Trojans and viruses and also rootkits. I would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks and keep up the good work

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Clive Hawes
07 Mar 2017

I've managed to get the 4yendex PUP in my laptop. Is there a simple cleaner program that will zap it for me? There are loads of instructions on how to delete it on line but many are complex and none seem to involve a free anti-malware program.

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