PUP.Optional.VOPackage

Short bio

PUP.Optional.VOPackage is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that behaves like adware. Once installed, it downloads and installs additional PUPs that are frequently associated with modifying browser start/search pages and pushing pop-up advertisements to the user.

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.VOPackage comes bundled with other software that may also be PUPs.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.VOPackage by using real-time protection.

block PUP.Optional.VOPackage

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.VOPackage

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.VOPackage without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Add an exclusion

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.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

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.

Traces/IOCs

Associated files

  • Configure VO Package.lnk
  • SHA256 ac4d82f1b4fba51e841fcd460b8a11e90cebe209818db0a42abfbb1c79db6f40
  • SHA256 77f7d4c206c75a1d719725c1948c81b6ce6cb5428ce0439d41dc3508207ace15
  • SHA256 fc7c253d43ff751027f4b0a0d647e174e8096e09037fe61ebb73346c53cd72c3
  • SHA256 698e7a0119e0c9b8067667dcdc7d123d1536d1c88347f5faca3859449d8fa40c
  • SHA256 9f804b8daeb97a6ab9e3a7ecbcf5c03241ea243d3af91276d78483a6608183f1
  • SHA256 cbf7e489d1fc2a75052912cadbf01c31b570ee0bcaaf2de149f984b7c6d1f93f
  • SHA256 663be2df69874b5c9b4e05d2825046a7a7fdc9b6ebd6c2df15ab3dce6ea55f9c

Associated Threats

  • PUP.Optional.VOPackage.A
  • DomalQ

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