Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 3,554
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 8,384
First Seen: November 4, 2013
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PUP.Protector is a potentially unwanted application, which may be promoted via downloads of freeware and shareware. PUP.Protector may include adware functionalities and other features specific to various security threats. PUP.Protector is not a malware threat, however, throughout its setup process, web users may possibly be pressed to install an adware and browser hijackers on their machines. PUP.Protector may commonly come bundled with free software products that might had inserted into their installation PUP.Protector. PUP.Protector may seem to be valuable software, but in reality it is an annoying tool. While being installed on the PC, PUP.Protector may change system settings. PUP.Protector may substitute the default homepage and search engine with a specific commercial website, or open this website as a new tab page without the computer user's consent. PUP.Protector may also display random pop-up ads on the desktop of the computer. PUP.Protector may potentially damage the PC.


PUP.Protector may call the following URLs:



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