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

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

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