Potentially Unwanted Programs

The Internet is filled with free programs and tools making promises they fall short of, or that once installed performs unwanted acts. Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as Possibly Unwanted Programs or PUPs, are scattered throughout the Internet, whether a website offering or an inclusion in a freeware download. Like adware and legitimate software programs, PUPs may track surfing habits, collect data and send to a third party. PUPs are sometimes called ‘greyware’ because they fall in a grey area and do not necessarily or upfront pose a security threat. Sometimes through missteps of our own or someone else using our system, a program is installed that you want removed. Perhaps it didn’t meet expectations or may be negatively impacting system performance. All programs having good intent should readily offer an uninstall feature for easy removal. In cases where the PC user finds it difficult to find let alone remove the components engineering a program, this should raise a red flag and incite the need to remove aggressively.

If you are highly skilled editing the Windows Registry or are able to follow the technical jargon and mind-twisting instructions posted on a security forum, you may be able to manually remove unwanted files buried throughout your system. However, be very careful not to delete the wrong file and don’t forget to reset viral restoration points as well as restore corrupted files. If a mistake is made, you could corrupt the hard drive and lose valuable data. While you may have backed up your data and programs, hopefully you stored the important and necessary product keys required to reinstall software. To be safe, we highly recommend you use a professional anti-malware solution able to find and safely remove malware without causing harm to your computer and able to restore corrupted OS files and components.

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There are currently 3,331 articles listed on potentially unwanted programs.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
TotalComicBooks Toolbar 11/10 130 January 6, 2015
TotalDatingGuide 11/10 76 October 29, 2014
TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar 11/10 37,089 September 10, 2013
Tower Blocks Chrome Extension April 10, 2018
Track My Flight New Tab 55/10 1,080 December 14, 2017
Track Net Speed June 1, 2020
Track Package Tab June 23, 2020
Track Packages Online 11/10 28,437 April 25, 2017
Track Your Package Now August 18, 2020
TrackAPackage Toolbar 11/10 5,459 June 25, 2015
Tracker Packages New Tab November 2, 2018
TradeAdExchange December 30, 2015
Traffic Exchange 11/10 625,040 November 11, 2016
TrailerTime 11/10 4,059 November 13, 2015
Transit Guide Extension May 2, 2018
TransitSimplified Toolbar 11/10 2,380 June 4, 2015
Translate Genius February 5, 2014
Translations Instant April 28, 2020
Travel Buddy New Tab January 22, 2018
Tremendous Sale 22/10 147 April 13, 2015
TrueDownloader October 16, 2014
TSS GMusicPlayer 88/10 0 January 11, 2017
TTWiFi 11/10 1,754 March 10, 2016
TubeeADDblocker (TubeAdBlocker) February 3, 2014
TubeTime 11/10 1,368 May 16, 2017

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