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Old 08-11-17, 17:01
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http://www.malwareremovalguides.info...l-intructions/

just did a routine scan by malwarebytes (free) and it picked up PUP.optional.conduit.

I quarantined it, did another scan, but it picked it up again. REpeated this action. Still picking it up.

In accordance with the above link, I'm now performing an adw cleaner scan etc.

Even though it says it isn't dangerous etc and even if the adw cleaner removes it (still scanning) I have never had this before, so where does it come from and how can I stop it from reappearing ?
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Old 08-11-17, 17:08
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# AdwCleaner 7.0.4.0 - Logfile created on Wed Nov 08 18:06:27 2017
# Updated on 2017/27/10 by Malwarebytes
# Database: 11-07-2017.2
# Running on Windows 7 Home Premium (X64)
# Mode: scan
# Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support

***** [ Services ] *****

No malicious services found.

***** [ Folders ] *****

No malicious folders found.

***** [ Files ] *****

No malicious files found.

***** [ DLL ] *****

No malicious DLLs found.

***** [ WMI ] *****

No malicious WMI found.

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

No malicious shortcuts found.

***** [ Tasks ] *****

No malicious tasks found.

***** [ Registry ] *****

Adware.PCOptimizer, [Key] - HKU\S-1-5-21-359741378-1184452480-1726085500-1000\Software\EPIC
Adware.PCOptimizer, [Key] - HKU\S-1-5-21-359741378-1184452480-1726085500-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uni nstall\EPIC
Adware.PCOptimizer, [Key] - HKCU\Software\EPIC
Adware.PCOptimizer, [Key] - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uni nstall\EPIC


***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Firefox entries.

***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****

PUP.Optional.Legacy, SearchProvider found: Conduit Search - search.conduit.com

/!\ Please Reset the Chrome Synchronization before cleaning the Chrome Preferences: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3097271


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C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [2189 B] - [2017/8/23 15:9:13]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [1341 B] - [2017/10/5 8:40:30]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[C2].txt - [1430 B] - [2017/10/25 15:20:36]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [2292 B] - [2017/8/23 15:5:46]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1334 B] - [2017/10/5 8:40:0]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1406 B] - [2017/10/25 15:20:22]


what is the chrome synchronisation and the chrome preferences ?
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Old 08-11-17, 18:12
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I logged out of my chrome preference - which to my knowledge I was never logged into and the gmail address was an obsolete one anyway because I HATE this google interaction stuff, I have always wanted my phone and tablet to be totally independent of my PC for security and banking reasons - then I ran about the 6th malwarebytes scan because everytime I ran one followed by an adw cleaner scan, this PUP.optional.conduit just came back.

Since logging OUT of my chrome preference altogether, I've just done a malwarebytes scan and the pc is clean. I haven't followed it up with anything else and only did it once.

I don't understand what has happened or what I've done at all here. Or how I was getting these PUP's.
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Old 09-11-17, 10:45
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Hello NE5,

Have a read of the following link regarding the issues you mention with Chrome...

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topi...ys-comes-back/

Thank you,

Kevin
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Old 10-11-17, 14:50
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thanks Kevin.
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You`re very welcome.....
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I'm sure it's obvious, but what is a pup?
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Itís a Potentially Unwanted Program ~ a PUM is a Potentially Unwanted Modification.
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I'm sure it's obvious, but what is a pup?
PuP is Potentially unwanted Program. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potent...wanted_program
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Thanks Cantrel and Madeline.
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