PUP (potentially unwanted program)

A PUP (potentially unwanted program) is a program that may be unwanted, despite the possibility that users consented to download it. PUPs include spyware, adware, and dialers, and are often downloaded in conjunction with a program that the user wants.

The term was created by McAfee, the Internet Security company, because marketing firms objected to having their products called "spyware": in the view of such firms, all the information necessary for informed consent is included in the download agreement. It is widely recognized, however, that many if not most users fail to read a download agreement in sufficient detail to understand exactly what they are downloading.

McAfee differentiates PUPs from other types of malware, such as viruses, Trojans, and worms, which can be safely assumed to be unwanted by the user.

This was last updated in September 2005

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can you remove or delete pups from your pc
Yes, You can delete them with a anti-malware.

so how can this problem stop because i start think backwards to when i first started to use this " notebook" everyone was talking about malare attacks.but at that time russians were have the time with computer and all that spying .So how to stop this from contuning because this is only going to get worst !!!!!