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papas

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PUP - what is that?
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:59:32 PM »
Can anybody explain me what means PUP (if possible in German)

Gargamel360

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Re: PUP - what is that?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 07:12:06 PM »
PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program.

Meaning, software that you may want.   Or you may not. 

This includes a broad range of software.  Some toolbars, commercial (not malicious) keyloggers, much more.  A good example is many tools from Nirsoft.

A good metaphor for PUP is a kitchen knife....a tool that can be useful and good, when used as intended, for cutting food.  But it can also be deadly,when used with bad intentions, like for cutting humans.