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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 18 application - blocked and PUP detections


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Hi.  Installed Ashampoo's latest version of WinOptimizer last week on the 7th of May.  

I do a daily scheduled scan with Malwarebytes, and today's scan listed 27 PUPs.  All seem to be related to WinOptimizer 18.

As I say, daily scans did not flag it until today.

Tried to run the program and Malwarebytes wouldn't allow it and quarantined the .exe file.  Ran it fine a few days ago.

Attached are the two related detection logs.

Malw.txt Malwarebytes.txt

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Hello,

Yes, this is a new PUP listing and is not a false positive. You can read more about our PUP criteria here: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2016/10/malwarebytes-gets-tougher-on-pups/

If you would like to continue using the software, you are free to add it to your exclusion list in Malwarebytes.

All best,

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Thanks for the quick reply! 

Malwarebytes had no issue with WinOptimizer 17...but now version 18 is an issue?  

Anyway - set up the exception.  Software started fine...wanted a software update...but Malwarebytes blocked the temporary update program.  Bit of a pain!  Had to set PUP to warn only mode to get the software updated.

 

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Just registered to post the same thing as I've been using WinOptimizer 17 for over 6 months now and I find it very useful. Today I'm being prevented from doing so.

Having read the official response I am seriously not impressed. If that's your attitude when you are knowingly trying to prevent users from running a legit piece of paid for software then I know which piece of software I'll be removing from my PC first!

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