GOING AFTER PUP DOGS

malwarebytes anti-malwareRunning a malware (bad stuff) program on our test computer picked up over 950 “PUP” files. “PUP,” is short for “Potentially Unwanted Programs.” This triggered the computer to go wild, filling out web addresses with bizarre characters and slowing everything to a crawl.

Malwarebytes, a very nice free program from Malwarebytes.org, found them all. But unfortunately, they were listed with a check box next to each. Checking off each one was really tedious, so we stopped at 20 and planned to come back later. Wrong! When we stopped, the list vanished.

We got the solution by emailing their tech support: Use your right mouse button to click the first piece of malware. ┬áThat gives you the option to “remove all.” Who knew?

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