PUP.Optional.Reimage

Short bio

PUP.Optional.Reimage is the generic detection name for a large family of system optimizers which are potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) targeting Windows systems.

Source and type of infection

PUP.Optional.Reimage comes in many forms, but usually as an online computer repair tool.
They can also be found in bundlers and are known to use aggressive and misleading advertising.

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fake online scanner promoting PUP.Optional.Reimage

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Reimage by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.Reimage

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Reimage 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

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.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

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