Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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Knowing when it’s worth the risk: riskware explained

Riskware is a type of software that, while considered legitimate, can still put users at risk in some way. Learn why anti-malware vendors detect it, and how to tell whether the apps you use are riskware or not.

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How to tighten security and increase privacy on your browser

Is your browser secure and private enough by design or do you need to worry about security, privacy, fingerprinting, ads, and cookies yourself?

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Mac App Store apps are stealing user data

There are several apps in the Mac App Store that are collecting data about users that they should not be collecting. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mobile Menace Monday: FakeGift is the gift that keeps on frustrating

Last spring, we found yet another piece of riskware on Google Play we call Android/PUP.Riskware.FakeGift. FakeGift does exactly what its name implies: gives its users fake gifts that can be redeemed for…absolutely nothing.

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Winning the battle against PUPs on your computer and in court

This week, a United States District Court judge ruled in Malwarebytes’ favor, dismissing a lawsuit brought against us by Enigma Software Group USA LLC (“Enigma”). Essentially, they sued us because we classified two of their software programs as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

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Solution Corner: Malwarebytes Incident Response

We recently announced Malwarebytes Incident Response, a centralized threat detection and remediation platform that helps businesses accelerate their response workflows for these types of threats while reducing attack dwell times. Malwarebytes Incident Response scans networked endpoints for advanced threats including malware, PUPs, and adware, and removes them.

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Adware the series, part 4

Adware loves to use Scheduled Tasks and Windows services as a timer to show you their advertisements at set intervals. This post tells you how to delete and disable them.

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Adware the series, part 3

Part 3 in this series deals with removing programs and files responsible for the unsolicited advertisements.

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Adware the series, part 2

In part 2 of our adware series, we focus on a few methods to reroute, intercept, and change your internet traffic.

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