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1.  Start Malwarebytes
2.  Find the "Logs" tab and choose it.
3.  Find the log which has the purported 103 PUPs.
4.  Open it and the save it to a known, convenient, location such as to the Desktop.
5.  Login to the Malwarebytes' Forum and this thread
6.  Choose "More Reply Options" towards the bottom right of the web form  post-14644-0-21897900-1396274917_thumb.j
7.  Find on the bottom left "Attach Filespost-14644-0-92005900-1396274997_thumb.j
8.  Choose; "Choose Files" and browse to that known, convenient, location such as to the Desktop where you saved the log and attach said log file.
9.  Type in your text in the body of the reply and then choose "Add Reply"

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Hi, JerryM:


Until DHL returns....


Thanks. :)

That was actually your protection log.

I don't know what version of Windows you're running, but here's where to find the scan logs.


Log File Locations
Scan Logs

  • Windows 2000 & Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs
  • Windows Vista & Win7/8/8.1:
    C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs

Please post back with the one from yesterday (?) with the 103 detections...





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Hi Jerry:


PUP is the acronym for Potentially Unwanted Programs.


PUP.Optional is a new class of detections based upon a problem that has been growing over the years.  That is software you want being bundled with crapware you don't want.  It is all about the money and what is called "affiliate revenue".  So many people have complained about these bundled 'wares that Malwarebytes had taken an aggressive stance almost 1 year ago with the announcement -- Malwarebytes Adopts Aggressive PUP Policy


My friend Firefox recently created a post about this subject matter so I'll purloin his content for your review...


PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program
What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?
Malwarebytes Adopts Aggressive PUP Policy

As explained in those posts, PUPs are not themselves malicious.
If you don't want them, you can tell MBAM to remove them.
If you know what they are and want to keep them, you can tell MBAM to ignore them.
The KB topic linked above explains how to deal with them (i.e. whether to remove or to ignore them and how to do that).

Having said all that, if you're not sure what to ignore/keep and what to remove, it would be a good idea to follow the recommendations in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
A qualified malware analyst will guide you through some scans and the cleanup process, to remove malware/adware/junkware.

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