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October 21, 2016 - Content Protector is an adware that is offered as a netfiltering program. This seems a bit strange for ad-supported software. It also comes with it's own certificate.

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October 7, 2016 - For this PUP Friday post, we're going to look into PUPs that we can simply classify as "Downloaders". We have sampled a bundler offering the program called Internet Download Manager, which is capable of downloading other files we detect as PUP and connects to sites leading to suspicious destinations.

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September 30, 2016 - Last Friday, I wrote about a set of 6 PUP apps by Nikoff Security. This week, there have been some new developments in the story, some good news and some bad news.

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September 23, 2016 - My attention was drawn a few weeks ago to a group of 6 apps in the Mac App Store, all made by someone named Nicholas Ebner. I downloaded the apps and ran them through their paces, and quickly my suspicions were confirmed.

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September 9, 2016 - MPlayerX has been around for over 2 years. With it's adware installer, adware, analysis avoidance behavior, and other PUPs calling it a PUP is a no-brainer.

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August 19, 2016 - We wrote an article in 2014 about some fraudulent behaviors involving MacKeeper. Fast forward to 2016, and unfortunately, the story is much the same.

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August 5, 2016 - EoRezo is a detection name that is in use for a big part of the adware family called Tuto4PC. The adware is bundled with other software and with tutorials (about software). The adware, although annoying, is usually harmless by itself, but that can’t be said about the advertisements and sites it opens on the victim’s computer.

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July 29, 2016 - Systweak’s RegClean Pro is quite a popular software. Top Ten Reviews, a consumer review portal based in Utah, has ranked it as number one in their “Registry Repair Software” category. It also boasts of having won more than a hundred 5-star awards. Yet in spite of these, something is amiss.

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July 8, 2016 - Files that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) detect as OneClickDownloader are what we call bundlers. We have defined bundlers as a blend of programs that are bunched up together to be installed with a main program, which is usually what users desire to install onto their systems. These additional programs are other unwanted software, such as adware and toolbars.

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June 10, 2016 - Relevant Knowledge is adware that comes bundled with many freeware utilities. It is considered a MarketScore variant.

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