Malwarebytes gets tougher on PUPs | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
Several years ago, I blogged that we would be increasing how aggressive we would be in detecting Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and our fantastic malware intelligence and research teams have delivered on that promise. Last year, we removed approximately 500 million traces of PUPs per month! In response, a lot of the PUP developers are making efforts to circumvent our criteria and continue distributing their damaging software to users. This is why we are getting even more critical about what we call a PUP, and what we are going to be detecting and removing from user systems. Earlier this morning, Malwarebytes posted a revision to the criteria that we use to identify PUPs. These changes are to help continue that fight against products and companies that scam users on the Internet. Our efforts have resulted in making users' systems safer and more productive by removing these kinds of software. Unfortunately, we have also received a lot of negative attention