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Malware byte detects PUP in registry

While my scanning my laptop with Malwarebytes, I am getting notifications about PUP in registry files. Is is safe to remove these files, as I understand removing registry file can be destabilise the system

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Reliable Contributor catdaddy
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Re: Malware byte detects PUP in registry

Yes, as Malwarebytes is a 'Highly Respected/Reputable' Anti-Malware Scanner. I would do a reboot after deleting detected items. (Pups) are defined as a 'Potentially Unwanted Program' and has a 'Negative Impact' on performance.

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Re: Malware byte detects PUP in registry

MBAM Forums would be the best place to ask really:  Malwarebytes Forums

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Re: Malware byte detects PUP in registry

Here is a thread from the 'Malwarebytes Forum', where it states they are getting more Aggressive on the detection of (PUPS). Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner - Malwarebytes News - Malwarebytes Forums

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Re: Malware byte detects PUP in registry

Yes, the first time I ran MBAM 3 it detected 2 old software downloads as PUP's.  At least when a PUP is detected one can opt to keep it or not.

It's the user's decision.

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Exactly   My very reason for inserting the latter post.

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