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1402 New Pups by Malwarebites !?


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#1 blueicetwice

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

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. :smash: 

 

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. :killcomp:

 

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  :nono:  

would not add any third party software, but this may not be true... :flamethrower:

 

Somewhere with 14 programs d/led, these PUPs where introduced and many of them

perhaps with the GIMP program... :spamsign:

 

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... :ranting:  

 

I will be doing a review of Ninite.com on WOT.com; to warn others of the danger... :devil:  

 

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... :gathering:  

 

 

 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

Hear are two more website to avoid...It like I said in another post,
that they are using frequent up-dates to install crapware on your rig.. :spam:
 
hxxp://www .extremetech.com/computing/93504-download-com-wraps-downloads-in-bloatware-lies-about-motivations  :spamsign:  :police:

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:26 AM

I'm not a helper,but I might want to let you try this software to remove left traces,as well as registry keys,by "Adware" do you mean AdAware or Adwcleaner?


Edited by LazyPotato, 04 September 2013 - 08:28 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

blueicetwice, please do not post active links to malware or possible malware related sites to include links which may lead to sites where infections have been contracted and spread. I have disabled the one(s) you posted so others do not accidentally click on them.

A PUP detection means a "Potentially Unwanted Program". 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. Thus, this type of detection does not always necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. 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.

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. PUPs may be defined somewhat differently by various security vendors. This is what Malwarebytes has to say: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?.

If you recognize the PUP detection(s) as belonging to a program you installed and/or want to keep, you can add those items to the exclusion or ignore list (by right-clicking) so they will not show in future scans. If you don't recognize the detection(s), then you can remove them.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

blueicetwice, please do not post active links to malware or possible malware related sites to include links which may lead to sites where infections have been contracted and spread. I have disabled the one(s) you posted so others do not accidentally click on them.

A PUP detection means a "Potentially Unwanted Program". 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. Thus, this type of detection does not always necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. 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.

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. PUPs may be defined somewhat differently by various security vendors. This is what Malwarebytes has to say: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?.

If you recognize the PUP detection(s) as belonging to a program you installed and/or want to keep, you can add those items to the exclusion or ignore list (by right-clicking) so they will not show in future scans. If you don't recognize the detection(s), then you can remove them.

OP might had an infection that led to this PUPs -- Junkware Removal Tool (linked above) is very helpful at this situation.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

I'm not a helper,but I might want to let you try this software to remove left traces,as well as registry keys,by "Adware" do you mean AdAware or Adwcleaner?

 

 

Potatoe, thank you for the link...It removed two items, one of them being the smartbar...Yes, you are correct, I should have stated

 

adwcleaner...

 

Janitor, i understand, however, the link I posted was just an article about bloatware and did not have any direct

links in their narrative...



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:46 PM

Janitor, i understand, however, the link I posted was just an article about bloatware and did not have any direct
links in their narrative...


I did not click on the link to because you said:

Hear are two more website to avoid...It like I said in another post,
that they are using frequent up-dates to install crapware on your rig..


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

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Edited by LazyPotato, 05 September 2013 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

How do I get help? Who is helping me?

...Posting your problem here allows more experienced and knowledgeable Members and Staff to determine if solving your problem requires additional information and whether it is actually caused by malware or by some other problem requiring a different approach...

Advice or instructions in this area should be limited to non-invasive scanners or tools that create a report that can be reviewed by a trained helper. The use of Combofix or any other high level removal tool is not for this area. See HERE.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

Let me know how your computer is running now.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

...I did forget I'm posting at Am I Infected forum -- I never said I've zero malware-dealing experience,read my profile?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

I did read your profile...that is why I posted How do I get help? Who is helping me?.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:11 PM

Potato,  you are very wise for your age!

 

Quietman,  again I left no link to any website(s) that I though was infesting PCs...

 

As you can see, I raised the issue of ninte and posted a link which authored two

more questionable site regarding badware or in their words - Boatware...

 

BTW, Cnet owns download.com so they too will get the official boot...



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:37 PM


How is your computer running now? Are there any more signs of infection?
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

Quietman,  other than not being able to install Bitmeter 2 all is well...Thank you! :guitar:

 

In fact, I went to another thread about MyPcBackup, which also infected my

rig and found the Revo scanner...

 

QuickShare, is either an adware or malware by Linkury, a well know pornography 

of crapware; which had installed Quick Share, that I could not remove from Programs

nor Task Manager....

 

I run Revo and bam! it was gone... :clapping: This low life company also has the Smartbar, which

loaded hundreds into my machine.. :smash:

 

I used three different scanners and got rid of most...I will now fire up Revo again and deal with

the remainder of the Smartbars...

 

Quietman, I plan to purchase this program when time permits...I am very impressed with it's capabilities... :love4u:  


Edited by blueicetwice, 05 September 2013 - 11:10 PM.





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