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Chrome's Keep Awake app is a PUP?


DanZ

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I received a nice Dell Chromebook 13 yesterday and installed a number of apps from the Chrome Web Store on it today.  As you probably know, "installing" an extension on a Chromebook gets synced to Chrome browsers on Windows PCs linked to the same google ID.  A few minutes ago, my Windows 10 laptop, with Malwarebytes Premium installed, reported 20 PUP files - all of them were about Chrome's "Keep Awake" extension.  I disabled the extension on my windows laptop, which also synced to disable it on my Chromebook.

The purpose of the Keep Awake extension is to prevent a Chromebook from going to sleep (e.g. a long download).  Chromebooks don't have any "power" settings.

I assume that Malwarebytes' flagging this is just an edge case that isn't handled in your exceptions, but I wanted to ask before I re-enabled the extension and exempted from Malwarebytes scans on my local system.

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