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Windows 7: PUP Files Everyday

18 Nov 2017   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
PUP Files Everyday

For the past two weeks or so I have been getting exactly 36 PUP files showing everyday from my Malwarebytes. It just seems strange that I am getting them everyday and the exact same number. I quarantine them and the next day I have 36 more. Does this seem strange to you or do you think I am making a big deal over nothing. Thanks,


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18 Nov 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bigmck,

sounds to me like you installed/updated a program, 2 weeks ago, that has created an auto update or schuduled task (local).
The other possibility is malware via a view or from a new browser toolbar
Ring any bells??

run this, FRST, post the 2 reports i'll give a quick once over


Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download


Roy
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18 Nov 2017   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Or, Malwarebytes is fouled up. Ever since V2 came out, each new update has been buggier than a flophouse bed.
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18 Nov 2017   #4
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Maybe picking them up again from the quarantine folder.
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18 Nov 2017   #5
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Get Super Anti-Spyware (FREE) and run it. It will find and REMOVE PUPs. I don't like programs that Quarantine things. That leaves them on the HD..... I want them GONE!

I don't trust Malware Bytes for a lot. It's NOT an anti-virus program, regardless that some folks think it is. So if that's the only program you're using, you're in deep S**t!

I like Super Anti-Spyware so much that I got up off of my CC and bought it. And I don't BUY very much software. Now it updates and scans, daily, automatically.

So you get a few PUPs, Eh? How many Tracking Cookies are you getting per day? Do you know? Do you care? Well, Malware Bytes won't tell you, because it don't even look for them. S.A.S. Does!

Good Luck and Happy Computing!
TechnoMage
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18 Nov 2017   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
Get Super Anti-Spyware (FREE) and run it. It will find and REMOVE PUPs. I don't like programs that Quarantine things. That leaves them on the HD..... I want them GONE!...
Actually, putting something suspicious into quarantine is better than merely nuking it out right. First, whatever gets put into quarantine is rendered harmless and unable to function so you computer is safe from it. Second, antimalware programs are often overzealous in determining what they consider to be harmful; Malwarebytes 3 is notorious for that. If the antimalware program just nuked it, you would have to replace it if it turned out to be a false positive. With it being put in quarantine, you get a choice of telling the antimalware program that the file in quarantine is harmless and to put it back where it belongs and to leave it there (make an exception) or to nuke it to computer never never land.

Malwarebytes 3 is still a good program worth having, even though it's been buggier than a flophouse bed at times since v2 came out. It claims to be able to replace your Antivirus (AV) program but you can still run an AV with it, which I recommend. It does tend to be overzealous, which is a nuisance, but you can set it to allow files you know to be safe. The current bugs sometimes cause to be off after a reboot (the temporary fix is to exit Malwarebytes, then restart it; the permanent fix is to use the Malwarebytes removal tool to uninstall it, then do a clean install) and to use and excessive amount of CPU capacity when running a full scan that includes scanning for rootkits (I'm still using an earlier version that doesn't have that problem).
@bigmck TechoMage2016 gave excellent advice on SuperAntiSpyware (SAS). As torchwood danced around, there may be an advertising cookie (or few) that are restoring the PUPs to your computer. The free version of SAS will do an excellent job of finding and removing those cookies, as well as known tracking cookies (even though Malwarebytes 3 will catch many of them, SAS does a better job). The free version has to be manually updated and run whereas the paid version will do that automatically. Otherwise, there is no difference between them.
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19 Nov 2017   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Bigmck,

sounds to me like you installed/updated a program, 2 weeks ago, that has created an auto update or schuduled task (local).
The other possibility is malware via a view or from a new browser toolbar
Ring any bells??

run this, FRST, post the 2 reports i'll give a quick once over


Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download


Roy
Thanks very much Roy.


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19 Nov 2017   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
Get Super Anti-Spyware (FREE) and run it. It will find and REMOVE PUPs. I don't like programs that Quarantine things. That leaves them on the HD..... I want them GONE!

I don't trust Malware Bytes for a lot. It's NOT an anti-virus program, regardless that some folks think it is. So if that's the only program you're using, you're in deep S**t!

I like Super Anti-Spyware so much that I got up off of my CC and bought it. And I don't BUY very much software. Now it updates and scans, daily, automatically.

So you get a few PUPs, Eh? How many Tracking Cookies are you getting per day? Do you know? Do you care? Well, Malware Bytes won't tell you, because it don't even look for them. S.A.S. Does!

Good Luck and Happy Computing!
TechnoMage
I also run MS Security Essentials as my anti-virus. == "So you get a few PUPs, Eh? How many Tracking Cookies are you getting per day? Do you know? Do you care?" SIGH
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19 Nov 2017   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
@bigmck TechoMage2016 gave excellent advice on SuperAntiSpyware (SAS). As torchwood danced around, there may be an advertising cookie (or few) that are restoring the PUPs to your computer. The free version of SAS will do an excellent job of finding and removing those cookies, as well as known tracking cookies (even though Malwarebytes 3 will catch many of them, SAS does a better job). The free version has to be manually updated and run whereas the paid version will do that automatically. Otherwise, there is no difference between them.
Thanks very much.
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19 Nov 2017   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Lady Fitz -- I thank you for the Malwarebytes heads up. Yeah, I had version 3 and I have been getting some goofy things lately now that I think about it. I just uninstalled it and am trying Super Spyware or what ever you called it. I will see how it works. Thanks,
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