How Remove Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) For Free
A Potentially Unwanted Program, also called in short as PUP, is a software that contains adware, installs toolbars or has other unclear objectives. The term “Potentially Unwanted Program” was given by McAfee to avoid labelling downloadable programs as malware. What makes a PUPs different from malware is that the user gives consent to download it. When the user downloads a program from the Internet and neglects to read the download agreement, he or she may fail to understand what other unwanted programs are being downloaded.
A Potentially Unwanted Program usually gets on your computer with freeware software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation these type of programs. These unwanted programs are also bundled within the custom installers on many download sites (examples: CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic), so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that a Potentially Unwanted Program was installed during the software setup process.
In most cases these Potentially Unwanted Programs are adware programs, that displays pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit. These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners.
These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the Potentially Unwanted Program publisher can generate pay-per-click reven
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