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Hi NotANsaEmployee :)

Some of NirSoft tools are targetted by Malwarebytes as PUPs since they can be used/bundled with malware and therefore could be used to cause harm to a system. If you downloaded and used the tool yourself, you can add an exclusion for it in Malwarebytes, or disable it temporarily while you use it.

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It is a detection based upon this utility's propensity to be used maliciously. 

What if there was a trojan on your PC that had one or more Nir Sofer's tools embedded in it that was used to exfiltrate your data ?

I don't think you'd like it very much if IE Passview and PasswordFox were used maliciously to harvest your online credentials.

However if you deliberately obtain and use IE Passview, PasswordFox and ProduKey, etc,, willingly then use the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) provided  Malware Exclusions settings.  These settings are provided such that the utility files, and the folders they exist in, are set to be excluded from being scanned and detected.  File exclusions are provided in just about every anti malware application for that purpose.

I suggest excluding it/them.

Edited by David H. Lipman
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