PUP.Optional.SolutionReal is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a type of adware that hijacks Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome browser(s).
PUP.Optional.SolutionReal attempts to change your homepage or search engines. The goal of the adware is to get users to visit the sites SolutionReal wants them to visit, which includes redirecting users to online advertisements.
PUP.Optional.SolutionReal is a variant of the BrowseFox adware and is primarily bundled with other software.
Installers for PUP.Optional.SolutionReal are no longer found in the wild.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SolutionReal 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:
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