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Hi @Tommyb2010, the pup detected here is from the ads that are shown as part of Teamviewer's setup, not the Teamviewer itself. Many companies do this to subsidize cost, however not all ad partners are honest. Item's end of being tagged as pups due to them doing one or more of the following:

  • obtrusive, misleading, or deceptive advertising, branding, or search practices
  • using pop-ups, pop-unders, ad-insertion, ad-overlays, ad replacement
  • excessive or deceptive distribution, affiliate or opt-out bundling practices which may or may not include SEO poisoning techniques
  • aggressive or deceptive behavior especially surrounding purchasing or licensing, including using affiliates & third parties who use different tactics or techniques to get users to purchase, than what is available from the manufacturer's website
  • unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive, illegitimate, or deceptive modifications of system settings, security settings or configuration (including browser settings and toolbars that bring no additional value over standard Operating System and legitimate application settings)
  • using fake installers for commonly used software (such as Adobe Flash Player) to push your product
  • using exaggerated findings (such as claiming temp files, cookies, registry entries, etc are harmful) as scare tactics to get users to purchase
  • using technical support scam tactics
  • difficulty uninstalling or removing the software
  • predominantly negative feedback or ratings from the user community
  • in general hurting or diminishing end user experience
  • other practices generally accepted as riskware, scareware, adware, greyware, or otherwise commonly unwanted software by the user community

Here is more information on PUP.Optional.installcore - https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/pup-optional-installcore/

Edited by djacobson
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