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I created a Coupons folder on my Windows 7 desktop, and when I ran adwcleaner_126.96.36.199.exe it identified the folder as PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic and quarantined it. Making a new Coupons folder there leads to the same behavior. Creating a Coupons folder on the desktop of a different Windows 7 computer and on a different Windows 10 computer desktop gave the same behavior. I would attach the empty Coupons folder, but that does not seem to be an accepted type. I suggest you test it by creating a Coupons folder and running adwcleaner. Creating a Coupons folder elsewhere did not give a false positive. This would seem to be a false-alarm problem with significant consequences if a user's desktop Coupons folder contains valuable coupons, discount codes, etc. only to have them deleted by quarantine.
My mother recently informed me of invasive pop-ups on her computer, and having had previous experience with Conduit malware, my heart sank :( Sure enough, she somehow downloaded malware, showing up as "Microsoft Office 365 - en-us" from "Microsoft Corporation", "version 16.0.10730.20102". I've run Malwarebytes, HItmanpro, and have Revo uninstaller at the ready, but have not found a site that can tell me how to remove it all, and it's been years since I had Conduit, so my memory's a little fuzzy. The Malwarebytes report is attached below- Please HELP!! malware1.txt