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    Malware, can't remove

    Malwarebytes detects malware on my computer. I have it remove them, but when I rerun they appear again. I tried to attach a picture, but can't figure out how. They all have to do with:
    "PUP.TidyNetwork"

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    Did uninstall TidyNetwork, but result still the same. Removing thru malwarebytes has no effect, they reappear. I won't be able to shut down until the market closes, so I'll know more tomorrow.

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    You might want to go through the steps listed here:
    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/tidy-network-virus/

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    Tried to uninstall anything related, didn't work. Finally deleted the folder "tidynetwork.com" from "users\name\appdata\local". Now malwarebytes doesn't find anything anymore, hope that fixed it.

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    try doing it in safe mode

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    Now having the same problem with "PUP.Dialupass". Found with malwarebytes, removed, immediately reappears. Not found in uninstall list or search in windowsexplorer.

    Got a message in Chrome Browser "Warning Your Chrome Browser have Serious Secure Bugs! Please update NOW (sic)" from "malest.com" also not found in uninstall list. Did find malest.com in my Documents and setting, app data, local; it was installed today (6/30).

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    This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

    Try this web site give you information about removing PUPs

    http://www.mcafee.com/us/mcafee-labs...iguration.aspx

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    It may have been installed as a result of a Trojan.

    I have a number of 'PUPs' on my system, by choice - they are all useful and legit. troubleshooting/recovery tools, none of which, as far as I'm aware "alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed".

    VikAZ, if you post the exact file name and location, we may be able to furnish you with further details on the detection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    I have a number of 'PUPs' on my system, by choice - they are all useful and legit. troubleshooting/recovery tools, none of which, as far as I'm aware "alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed".
    Why are they potentially unwanted then?

    PUPs "...can still negatively affect the performance of computers and involve significant security risks."

    Dialupass can also be described as "legit", but as its purpose is to retrieve otherwise hidden passwords it can certainly be regarded as a security risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikAZ View Post
    Got a message in Chrome Browser "Warning Your Chrome Browser have Serious Secure Bugs! Please update NOW (sic)" from "malest.com" also not found in uninstall list. Did find malest.com in my Documents and setting, app data, local; it was installed today (6/30).
    I think that one is a rogue site rather than a rogue program:

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    Potentially: capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent

    A software that isn't running (ie. latent), like the many 'PUPs' I have on my drives here, 'can negatively affect a computer/involve significant security risks' how, exactly?


    @ Gunter: Malest has the feel of an attack site; it was historically a spam-sending site, more recently classed as a 'parked domain' but the bills were paid up on it only last week so it could be hosting a currently undetectable (read new) malware infection method; the PC really needs full diagnostics run and professionally analysed.

    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/malest.com
    http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/s...e7a-1372715360
    https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/38...is/1372714695/
    http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/d...ite=malest.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Potentially: capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent

    A software that isn't running (ie. latent),
    Potentially unwanted, not potentially running.


    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    like the many 'PUPs' I have on my drives here, 'can negatively affect a computer/involve significant security risks' how, exactly?
    That rather depends on exactly which programs you're talking about, and who else gets access to your computer.

    Why do you call them PUPs if there's no risk?

    It was only said that "most users will want to be aware of them" (but you chose to ignore the privacy while questioning the security).


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    My Rule of Thumb about Malwarebytes findings of PUPs is, if I did not specifically download and install the PUP, then it is indeed unwanted, not just potentially. I remove those items if possible. For those I want to keep, Malwarebytes has an Ignore List. NEVER use the Ignore List if the PUP is not something you specifically downloaded and installed on your computer!

    If TidyNetworks was successfully removed, and if clearing the entire Chrome Cache and History clears up the Malest message, I'd declare victory and get on with my business. Cleanup with CCleaner's Registry and Cleaner modules would also help, I think.

    You can run Windows Defender Offline from a CD, which takes you outside of Windows for the best chance of detection and removal of any rootkits or bootkits. Safe Mode running of Malwarebytes Portable from a USB stick is another outside of Windows option. But I suspect in these two instances these measures would be overkill.
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    Part of the problem is that you seem to be relying entirely on Malwarebytes Antimalware for your malware protection, which is not sufficient. The free version of that product is intended as a supplement to standard antimalware software, not as a replacement. You need to install a standard antimalware product such as avast!, AVG, etc. and then run scans with that product. For example, avast! has a full scan and a boot scan, so the combination of using those two can detect and remove just about anything. See http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...lware-software for suggestions of free antimalware software.
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