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VirusScan 8.5.0i does not detect PUPs

I have latest DAT 5693 and latest engine 5301.4018.

I have a PUP that is detected by webimmune indicating that the 5692 is identifying the program as generic.pup.x, however whenever I do a 'Scan for threats', on the PC where I store viruses, it indicates that no threats found. All unwanted program categories are ticked in virusscan console, but no luck. 😞

I have seen on multiple installations and multiple sites. Is this normal? Has anybody else noticed the same.

I thought that the PUPs were successfully detected by McAfee successfully eventhough they were not viruses, but I don't see it working.

Any help will be useful, documents, pointers, tips, anything.

Regards,

Mitesh
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RE: VirusScan 8.5.0i does not detect PUPs

I have to ask......is 'Detect unwanted programs' selected in your On Access policy and is the 'Other Potentially Unwanted Programs' category enabled in your 'Unwanted Programs' policy
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PUPs not detected

Thank you for replying.

Yes, the 'Other Potentially Unwanted Programs' category enabled in your 'Unwanted Programs' policy along with all the other 7 categories.
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RE: PUPs not detected

Do you have the Anti Spyware plug in installed?
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RE: PUPs not detected

i can't remember if you need the Anti-spyware plugin or not (i have it installed), i also have my 8.5i systems patched to 7 (shortly 8). What patch level are you at??
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RE: PUPs not detected

I believe the addition of the Anti Spyware plug in enables PUP detection.
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