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
Tune Fanatic Ads 88/10 0 March 9, 2015
Tuneup Pro October 8, 2014
TuneupMyMac March 28, 2019
Turbo Your PC 11/10 1,215 September 21, 2015
TurboDiagnosis February 23, 2015
TV Guru New Tab Extension August 7, 2018
TV Stream Now New Tab July 14, 2017
TVHero 11/10 10,753 August 10, 2016
TvNewTab 11/10 118 May 11, 2016
TVStreamNow Toolbar 11/10 43 November 28, 2019
TVStreamSurfer 22/10 13 April 6, 2016
Tweakerbit Antimalware 11/10 113 October 18, 2017
Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer 11/10 15 October 6, 2017
TwitterTime 88/10 488 September 16, 2016
TypingFanatic Toolbar 11/10 408 August 18, 2015
TzarMedia November 11, 2020
TZip June 24, 2016
Ubrowsesearch.net September 3, 2020
Ultimate Gamer Toolbar 88/10 1 November 30, 2015
Ultimate News 22/10 87 December 29, 2015
Ultimate Popup Killer October 24, 2017
Ultimate Streamers December 31, 2015
UltimateMacCleaner December 1, 2020
Ultra Tab Search August 31, 2020
UltraPowerPC 11/10 0 May 25, 2015

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