Block PUPs

Windows 7 Help & Advice - - WINDOWS 10 -

1 In­stall Unchecky

Unchecky (www.unchecky.com) works silently in the back­ground – if it recog­nises a dodgy pro­gram in­staller, it’ll qui­etly make sure any PUP op­tions are unticked or de-se­lected by de­fault. If you sub­se­quently roll your mouse over any dan­ger­ous op­tions, a pop-up Warn­ing win­dow will ap­pear.

2 Buy Mal­ware­bytes

The paid-for Pre­mium ver­sion of Mal­ware­bytes also has built-in block­ing tools. Th­ese will au­to­mat­i­cally quar­an­tine pro­grams that are deemed as po­ten­tially un­wanted when they’re de­tected. If an­other pro­gram is try­ing to in­stall a PUP, it will be al­lowed to fin­ish in­stalling if Mal­ware­bytes con­sid­ers it clean.

3 Fix false pos­i­tives

If you’re con­vinced an ap­pli­ca­tion is safe – IObit’s Ad­vanced Sys­temCare, for ex­am­ple – then ei­ther ig­nore Unchecky’s warn­ings or in the case of Mal­ware­bytes head to the Quar­an­tine sec­tion us­ing the menu op­tion on the left and select the al­legedly of­fend­ing item, then click Re­store to bring it back.

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