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PUP.Optional.Spigot.PN in <user>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Preferences

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This text file has been pollinated by Chrome browser in my case since Oct 31, 2018.


No Action By User, 215, 786326, 1.0.41655, , ame, , 32A7044D57FF5A8F8BDEDC7EADEEEBCC, 61E0C46776B5BB0DEA07FC8D0CDE2210238EA0781C681BC63C0A8275C069AD24

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As a note, I did not delete the file based on https://www.chromium.org/administrators/configuring-other-preferences


Keep state of a user's personal browsing experience.

Are usually unique to each user.

Are writable by the user, as they live in the user's directory in a text file.

Are often under-the-hood, technical settings that don't necessarily make sense to pre-set per user or lock in with policy.

Use the master_preferences file as a template if no Preferences already exist.  Preferences are copied from master_preferences only once; changes to the master_preferences file made after that are not respected!


interested in knowing whether this is a false positive after reading this blog page : https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/pup-optional-spigot/

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5 hours ago, Quantum said:

interested in knowing whether this is a false positive after reading this blog page : https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/pup-optional-spigot/


Hi,  Quantum  ...and :welcome:


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