PUP.Optional.SearchNet is the detection for a small family of Chrome extensions that hijack the user’s browser to a site called SearchNet.
The installer for PUP.Optional.SearchNet is no longer found ion the wild and their sites have vanished.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SearchNet 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.
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: