PUP.Optional.Multiplug is the detection for a type of browser hijacker that intercepts the connection between the browser and the Internet using “file-in-the-middle” tactics to push advertisements to the user. More modern versions of this threat are called Dotdo.
This potentially unwanted program (PUP) may also redirect browsers to different start pages and search browsers in order to monetize the user’s browsing.
The most common method if infection by this threat is through bundled software.
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