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I would love to see "Select All" and "Deselect All" buttons on the scan results window.  It's a little annoying sometimes having to select all the PUPs that MBAM doesn't select by default.

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Hello and welcome, jt1990: :)
Until Exile360 or one of the other staff members arrives with some more expert tips & feedback....


PUPs & how to deal with them are explained in the this KB topic: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?

As you already discovered, the default action for PUP detections is 'Show in results list and do not check for removal." :)

If you want Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove all the PUP detections reported after a scan, each item must be checked.

  • To do so quickly, you can highlight one of the detections by left clicking on it.
  • Then, right click on the highlighted detection, and select 'Check All Items'.
  • Next, click 'Remove Selected'. That should address the PUP entries. [thanks to gringo_pr for this tip]

If you want to keep/ignore the PUP detections, because they are familiar to you and you use them, you can add them to the Ignore List.

If you want to edit the way PUP detections are reported and handled, you can edit the MBAM settings, as described below:

  • Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, click the 'Settings' tab.
  • Click the 'Scanner Settings' tab.
  • Under "Action for Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP)", select one of the following options from the drop-down menu: "Do not show results in list", "Show in results list and check for removal" (this is the one you might want?), or "Show in results list and do not check for removal". (You can edit the settings for PUM and P2P the same way, if you want.).
  • When done, click the 'Exit' button.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you for the response and welcome!


I never knew that you could do the "check all"  thing... I've been going through and manually checking all the items.... I guess you learn something new every day :)

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Did that work for you?


I can't take credit for it, as I learned that tip from one of our forum mods/malware helpers, gringo_pr.


Once you change the settings to "show in results and check for removal", you should be all set in the future.

And although the options have always been there, MBAM has recently taken a more aggressive approach to PUPs.

This might be why you're seeing these detections for the first time. See >>HERE<<.


If you still need help with this, please wait for one of the staff to weigh in.

They might have some additional tips.


You're most welcome,



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