Just about an hour ago, I updated my Malwarebytes anti-spyware application, followed by a scan. It resulted in a log listing 17 PUP.whitesmoke infections.
The clearest understanding I have about these "infections" is, they affect the Registry area of my Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook. Prior to the notice of all those infections, the computer didn't appear to have any performance disruptions whatsoever.
I'd appreciate someone explaining the security problems posed by PUP.whitesmoke. I'm always happy to avert any situation that could adversely affect my ability to access the internet, or any other source of information via my computers. However, I still like to know/understand why the application(s) is considered a threat.