PUM.Optional.HomepageControl is Malwarebytes’detection name for potentially unwanted modifications (PUMs) in the Windows registry where the home page setting in Internet Explorer is disabled.
Note that network administrators typically disable this setting to maintain a consistent homepage on systems owned by the company or organization.
The following registry value data are modified:
Internet Explorer\Control Panel
Internet Explorer\control panel
Malwarebytes can modify these registry values data back to their Windows default setting without user interaction.
Also, we advise users to do a full system scan as PUM.Optional.HomepageControl could have been added to the system by malware or PUP.
When PUM is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windows does not know if it was authorized. Optimization software, malware, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are known to make these types of changes, hence they are regarded as potentially unwanted.
To have Malwarebytes for Windows ignore a PUM, you must add the PUM as an exclusion.
When a PUM is excluded, Malwarebytes for Windows does not detect the PUM during scans or Real-Time Protection.