PUP.Optional.SpyHunter is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a system optimizer published by Enigma Software.
PUP.Optional.SpyHunter is regarded as a “system optimizer”. These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.
PUP.Optional.SpyHunter is usually installed by users themselves as a result of aggressive marketing or under false pretences.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.SpyHunter by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SpyHunter 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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