PUP.Optional.ModGoog is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), specifically a fake Google updater for Windows systems.
Some categorize software like PUP.Optional.ModGoog as adware. PUP.Optional.ModGoog comes bundled with other programs. It can be downloaded with software hosted on third-party software providers. Usually it comes bundled with other applications that Malwarebytes detect as PUP.Optional.Crossrider. As such, removing Crossrider software also removes this PUP.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.ModGoog by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.ModGoog 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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