I agree with noknojon
however, PUPs in and of themselves are not always bad...many are generally known, non-malicious but unwanted software. PUPs are considered unwanted because they can cause undesirable system performance or other problems and are sometimes installed without the user's consent since they are often included when downloading legitimate programs. PUP is a very broad threat category which can encompass any number of different programs to include those which are benign as well as malicious and may be defined somewhat differently by various security vendors
Malwarebytes: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?
PUP detections are Potentially Unwanted Programs. These are programs our researchers have found are sometimes added to a system without the user's knowledge or approval.
In the past, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detected only PUPs that were considered mostly harmful and deceiving but they revised their policy
, taking a more aggressive approach to include PUPs that most users found annoying or misleading.
The default action for PUP detections is "Show in results list and do not check for removal
." If you want Malwarebytes to remove them, make sure the settings are set to "Show in results list and check for removal
To check or change PUP settings launch Malwarebytes, click the 'Settings' tab and then click the 'Scanner Settings' tab. You will find the Action options at the bottom with a drop down box to the right which allows you to select the action you want Malwarebytes to take.