PUP.Optional.Amonetize is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of bundlers.
The creators of these Amonetize bundlers offer a method of creating revenue with software by bundling the software with other software, usually other Potentially Unwanted Programs or adware that promise a pay per install fee. Bundlers are usually installed by the user themself, but without realizing the consequences.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Amonetize by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Amonetize 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.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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