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I have 55 detections or so, some of them being files and a good portion being registry keys. How do I go about removing some of these threats, and moving some into quarantine? As I understand you shouldn't remove registry keys, but you should place them into quarantine but I do not see a way to move the files. Also how should I go about removing the other files with assurance that they won't cause more harm to my computer for removing them?


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Hello and :welcome: , norac:
If you have so many detections that were reported, but NOT automatically selected for removal, it sounds as if some or all of them could be PUPs.

This KB topic explains what they are AND how to decide whether to delete them or keep/ignore them: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?

To summarize a bit: 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 these 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.

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 in this recent blog post: Selecting All PUPs
>>>>Having said all that, if you are unsure of what to remove/quarantine and what to keep/ignore, then I would suggest that you please follow the recommendations in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
A malware analyst will guide you through the scanning and cleanup process.



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