PUP.Optional.Microleaves is Malwarebytes’ detection name for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) published by Microleaves LTD.
Users that have installed Microleaves software may see a number of Scheduled Tasks signed by Microleaves LTD. Users of some Microleaves software will also find they have changed proxy settings. And some may notice unsollicited advertisements on sites they are visiting or in the form of popups.
PUP.Optional.Microleaves is a system optimizer. These so-called “system optimizers” use exaggerated scan results or sometimes even intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Microleaves by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Microleaves 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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