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Bundleware is a term used to collectively describe one or more software that comes in bundles as extra. This isn’t necessarily malicious.
Bundleware that are dodgy at best have a few types:
- Programs that are considered adware and PUPs. These may or may not offer users the option to opt out of the extra programs.
- Programs that are useful but nobody wants to pay for their functionality, so the developer enters some monetization program that incorporates adware into his/her program.
- PUPs that offer to install other PUPs from the same manufacturer during the installation.
- Programs that also install software packages they need to run on the affected system.
Malwarebytes detects these types.
December 4, 2018 - Humble Bundle is sending emails to subscribers due to information being revealed by a bug. How bad it is? We take a look.
A bundler is an assemblage of two or more software offered in one combined package. It usually contains (1) the main program a user is after and (2) bundleware. Many bundlers are found in freeware download sites. In some cases, these “free” software are actually trial versions of programs one commonly pays for.
October 14, 2015 - A CheckOffer bundler included a copy of 7-zip that the author knew nothing about. And the ripoff even has its own site called sevenzip.info
August 14, 2015 - Bundlers are packages that install more than one program on a system. Some offer you a choice while others are less flexible and just go ahead. The Outbrowse bundler is a typical example
November 25, 2014 - File infectors can be very destructive to a victims PC, typically they search the file system for certain file types to infect. We're starting to see them now in the Google Play Store.
May 1, 2014 - With the launch of 2.0, we're seeing fake executable pretending to be Malwarebytes Anti-Malware hosted on unfamiliar sites and delivering PUPs.
July 21, 2020 - We uncovered an active campaign in early July that we attribute to a new Chinese APT group attacking India and Hong Kong with MgBot malware.