I am installing a new hard drive on my rig. This is the second installation of
Wintel 7 and all was fine for a while.
Then the machine began to work improperly as it would not download or go
on the Internet. It seized up and I had to do a shutdown.
I booted and went in to Malwarbites and did a quick scan. Holy cow, it recorded
1402 PUPs: as I attempt to deleted about 10 of them, the scanner froze up as well.
I reran the scanner and got the same results, however, I do not believe the numbers.
As the computer was still running badly, I used Adware and it removed about 40 of
the PUPs...I use Malwarebytes again, and this time it showed 14 PUPs, which were
successfully removed...My rig appears to be stable at this time.
Prior to this I was on, ninite.com, which allows for the user to click numerous programs
for d/l and installation, all in one easy fashion...One program, GIMP with some 256mb
took about 20 minutes to d/l and this at 2;ooam...Of course, the website said that they
would not add any third party software, but this may not be true...
Somewhere with 14 programs d/led, these PUPs where introduced and many of them
perhaps with the GIMP program...
I had both Lucky Leap and MyPcBackup listed as a official d/l, however, I did not authorize
their installation...I could not delete them from either the Programs nor the Task Manager
and they were only deleted thanks to ADware scan...
I will be doing a review of Ninite.com on WOT.com; to warn others of the danger...
I would like to add, that again Malwarebites did not preform as advisetized...I will discontinue
it's use after I have the new hard drive fully load..
This is the third time the scanner has gone haywire...