PUP.Optional.Astromenda is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a browser hijacker, which will change your browser homepage to astromenda.com and set the default search engine to Astromenda Search.
The most notable symptom of infection is a change of your browser homepage to astromenda.com.
Pup.Optional.Astromenda typically is bundled with free software downloads and will install as part of the free software installation process.
Malwarebytes blocks the installation of Astromenda by detecting the installer and blocking the websites that spread this software.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic without further user interaction.
A Malwarebytes removal log will look similar to the following:
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.