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Auslogics PUP - Why ?

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It would seem that anything to do with Auslogics, namely Defrag (which I use) and BootSpeed (which I do not use) is being flagged as a PUP.

There are 113 items as such.

Why would this be as this is a legitimate application ?

Thanks

 

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6 minutes ago, Krammig said:

Auslogics, namely Defrag (which I use)

If you wish to continue using you must exclude it from detection in MB.

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

6 minutes ago, Krammig said:

Why would this be as this is a legitimate application ?

Even though a program is legitimate, This one and its cousins which are forced on you if you are not careful can wreak a system especially Boost speed.

More reading.

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/pup-optional/

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2016/10/malwarebytes-gets-tougher-on-pups/

https://www.malwarebytes.com/pup/

Edited by Porthos

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Just to add, if any of the items being detected are registry keys or other items not directly accessible through the Allow List functions in Malwarebytes then you should perform a scan by returning to the main dashboard and clicking the Scan button, and once the scan completes either uncheck the box next to each item you wish to keep, or if they are all items belonging to the program you wish to exclude then click the empty checkbox at the top left of the list to clear all checkboxes then click Next and when prompted on what to do with the remaining items simply select the option to always ignore them and they will be added to your Allow List so that they will no longer be detected by scans or the Malware Protection component.

I hope this helps, and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

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