PUP.Optional.Wave is Malwarebytes’ detection name for the Wave Browser that qualifies as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The Wave browser is a browser that can be customized and re-branded. It is advertized as a secure browser that lets you surf the Internet faster.
If users have chosen to install the Wave browser there is no problem, but we have been notified that the browser is also spread through distribution channels that install the browser without user consent.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Wave by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Wave 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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