PUP.Optional.FindingDiscount

Short bio

PUP.Optional.FindingDiscount is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), specifically a browser hijacker. Some also categorize it as adware. It is advertised as a helpful program that displays coupons for sites that users are visiting. PUP.Optional.FindingDiscount also displays ads that lead to the installation of more questionable programs.

Impact

  • This PUP is similar to a cheap coupon alert, described in this post.

Common infection method

PUP.Optional.FindingDiscount comes bundled with other programs. It can be downloaded with software hosted on third-party software providers.

Avoidance advice:

Remediation

Malwarebytes completely removes this threat. No further clean up is required.

You may also take a look at removal instructions for FindingDiscount on our forums.

 

Associated threats

PUP.Optional.FindingDiscount.A

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