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Offline Eminz

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win32 pup virus
« on: September 17, 2011, 11:23:52 PM »
I am running avast as my internet security and after a boot scan got these results:

C:\program files(x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_primary.exe  Low PUP:Win32:PUP-gen[PUP]

C:\ProgramData\Dell\Dell Stage\updates\Update_1.5.420.0\DellStage_1.5.420.0_Update.msi|>|.stage_primary.exe  Low PUP:Win32:PUP-gen[PUP]

C:\Windows\Installer\1085a6.msi|.stage_primary.exe             Low PUP:Win32:PUP-gen[PUP]

And it did not allow me to delete them or put them in the chest, are these malicious viruses?? and how can I remove them from my computer without damages?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: win32 pup virus
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 11:26:31 PM »
PUP = Potentially  Unwanted Program

DellStage - stage_primary.exe
This is a valid entry, but is classified as 'user's choice'.

 It may not be needed, but that depends on whether the user deems it necessary.

« Last Edit: September 17, 2011, 11:31:32 PM by Pondus »
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