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Offline Wittmann

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Re: PUP's
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2016, 09:08:27 PM »
Same problem here,decided to uninstal and let MBam delete left over files.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/191656-pups/
That is my thread on the MBAM Forum. I was trying to get their opinion of the huge number of Auslogics PUP's that MBAM was finding each time I did  defrag.

My question to Avast was to find out why Avast do not find the same amount of PUP's.
The comments given only add to the controversy surrounding the classification of what a PUP actually is, a kind of Status Quo or limbo situation.
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Offline Happychappy

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Re: PUP's
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2016, 10:34:55 PM »
Thanks for the update,I also downloaded freemake video encoder a while ago and noticed it installs open candy so stopped installing,open candy was installed even after cancellation.

Avast missed this also...

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Re: PUP's
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2016, 06:48:14 PM »
Jan 19, 2014 Quote:

"Latest version of Auslogic, installs fine, but after the install it drops a trojan into a temp folder, and tries to offload payload onto your system. Verified the MD5, and download location is Auslogic themselves, on their server directly, with no MTM or diversion.

Trojan hits an IP address in Reston, VA which my sources claim is a CIA front server. When I do a deeper search I find the server is named MOE, which is a once famous CIA agent named "Moe Burg", sort of a legend within the CIA I hear. So I wonder.. Why is Auslogics offloading a trojan? Why does it call home to the CIA's MOE server? If you wanted a 'catalog' of every file on someones system, a defragger that dials home would be a WONDERFUL tool.

Check yourself, but be careful!
-http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download/-

The link below that says: Alternatively, click here to download from our website

is the one that offloads the trojan. Note, I am not linking the trojan, as this website is a WELL KNOWN defragmentation vendor. I am merely pointing out that they appear to be compromised, either knowingly, or unknowingly.. Whichever, but people should be wanted. Unless you are port monitoring, you may not see what is going on."
 
https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/warning-about-auslogic-defrag-free.358815/