1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 9, 2013 5:09 AM by Peter M

    PUP.Optional.OpenCandy and Conduit.A

    wixey

      Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I just downloaded and ran a quick scan with the free version of MalwareBytes and it found 6 PUPs in total: 4 OpenCandy and 2 Conduit.A. It's since quarantined and deleted them.

      I was surprised - and a bit worried - to find these as I previous scans have always come up clear and wondered why McAfee Security Center 2013 has never detected these.

        • 1. Re: PUP.Optional.OpenCandy and Conduit.A
          Peter M

          PUP's or Possibly Unwanted Programs are as the name describes them, they are flagged for you to check out if you want to keep them or not but not malware in the normal sense.

           

          See the last link in my signature for some hints and tools to use.

           

          Different type of software are bound to find different stuff and Malwarebytes in particular is designed to find stuff that A/V's don't normally detect or don't bother with.