PUP.Optional.Sanbreel is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of adware targeting Windows systems.
PUP.Optional.Sanbreel uses different methods of browser hijacking and monetizing to get their advertisements across.
Sanbreel adware is usually installed by a bundler, but they do create sites and offer them as separate downloads.
The bundled installer is usually different from the official one. The bundled installers require arguments for a full installation and are sometimes even aware of running on a virtual machine, both to hinder researchers.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Sanbreel by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Sanbreel 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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