PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad

Short bio

PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad is the generic detection for signs on a system that a PowerShell script will be run without user consent.

Protection

PUP.Optional.NotChromeRun is a “removal only” detection and does not offer protection.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Add an exclusion

When PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windows does not know if it was authorized. Optimization software, malware, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are known to make these types of changes, hence they are regarded as potentially unwanted.

To have Malwarebytes for Windows ignore PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad, you must add PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad as an exclusion.

  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  2. Click Settings, then click the Protection tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom.
  4. Turn off Automatically quarantine detected malware. Turning this setting off prevents Malwarebytes for Windows from quarantining the PUM automatically.
  5. Go to the Dashboard, then click Scan Now.
  6. When the Threat Scan Results appear, uncheck the box next to the detected PUM you want to keep.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Remaining Items window, click Ignore Always to add the exclude the detected PUM(s).
  9. Turn on Automatically quarantine detected malware.To find this setting, click Settings > Protection.

When PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad is excluded, Malwarebytes for Windows does not detect PUP.Optional.PSScriptLoad during scans or real-time protection.

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