PUP.Optional.Amonetize

Short bio

PUP.Optional.Amonetize is the detection for a family of bundlers.

Type and source of infection

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.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Amonetize by using real-time protection.

block PUP.Optional.Amonetize

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.Amonetize

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Amonetize without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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