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Bundleware

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.

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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.

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PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller

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Bundler

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 30, 2020 - We analyze a new Mac ransomware that appears to encrypt user files with a bit of a time delay.

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