If you google ‘PUP’ you will get the most amazing images of cute little dogs. So cute even lovers of cat videos won’t go without a smile on their face. No, really. Try for yourself! Pups make you smile. Sadly, that’s not what this is about. It’s about the nasty sort of PUPs we all come across quite regularly. At home. At work. Just everywhere. They do not make us smile at all. The PUPs we’re talking about are Potentially Unwanted Programs, in fact a very common problem for PC users.
The main characteristic of a PUP is that it installs on your computer even if you don’t want it, by using tricky techniques to bundle with good programs. It’s just there and you have no idea how it got there. This happens behind the scenes, without your knowledge. Truly a nasty PUP. The result is a slower system, annoying pup-ups – sorry… pop-ups and a good chance that someone is collecting all your data without you suspecting anything.
Lucky for you, the great minds at Emsisoft have not only researched this topic quite intensely in our latest blogpost, we also set up a video for you to review step by step how our Emsisoft Anti-Malware software can protect you from nasty PUPs. So you can now actually sit back and watch some awesome ideas how to get rid of nasty PUPs.
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