PUP.Optional.AdvertisingExt is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of Firefox and Chrome extensions that show advertisements on the affected systems.
PUP.Optional.AdvertisingExt extensions are usually offered as giving access to maps, games, and quizzes. PUP.Optional.AdvertisingExt are usually installed by users themselves without realizing they are ad-supported.
Malwarebytes blocks the domains that offer these extensions.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.AdvertisingExt without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
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