Generic PUP.a

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

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Threat Detail

  • Malware Type: Program
  • Malware Sub-type:
  • Protection Added: 2005-10-31

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.

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

N/A This is not a virus or trojan.

N/A This is not a virus or trojan.