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Offline Wittmann

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Avast Driver Updater - Serious Pup's
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:56:34 PM »

I installed this program a few days ago through pure curiosity.

But, this program includes two serious Pup's, considered generally as a threat by the Web -

The Pup's are -
1. PUP.Optional.Legacy  : Registry - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\swdumon.sys
2. PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus  : File -  HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\SlimWare Utilities Inc

Although a scan by Malwarebytes AdwCleaner found them and deleted them, they are linked to restart
and simply came back again on restart. I could not get rid of them.

Finally I uninstalled Avast Driver Updater using Revo Uninstaller to ensure all the left-overs
were deleted.
A new scan showed these Pup's had then gone and they have not come back.

Avast Driver Updater ? Not for me thank you.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2019, 04:23:04 PM by wittmann44 »
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