PUP.Optional.Slimware is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a group of utilities publised by SlimWare Utilities, Inc. which are system optimizers for Windows systems.
System optimizers and driver updaters depend on social engineering. The makes of these PUPs try to convince users their systems have problems, and their software is the solution for these problems. PUP.Optional.Slimware is usually installed by the users themselves, who may be prompted by heavy online advertising.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Slimware by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Slimware 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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