Generic PUP.a

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware Generic PUP.a

Overview

This is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) detection. It is not a virus or trojan. PUPs are any piece of software which a reasonably security-or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of.


Minimum Engine

5600.1067

File Length

Varies

Description Added

2005-10-31

Description Modified

2006-01-30

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

McAfee(R) AVERT recognizes that this program may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized administrator has knowingly installed this application. If you agreed to a license agreement for this, or another bundled application, you may have legal obligations with regard to removing this software, or using the host application without this software. Please contact the software vendor for further information.

See http://vil.nai.com/vil/DATReadme.asp for a list of Program detections added to the DATs.

See http://vil.nai.com/vil/pups/configuration.htm for information about how to enable, disable, and exclude detection of legitimately installed programs.

This is a generic detection that covers multiple unaffiliated/uncategorized Potentially Unwanted Program components. It may also detect new variants of similar software.

Symptoms

N/A This is not a virus or trojan.

Method of Infection

N/A This is not a virus or trojan.

Variants