08-05-2012 05:24 AM
Just a heads up...
A friend recommended that I use Malware Bytes in addition to NIS. I've never had a problem with viruses since I've had NIS, so I thought he was being overly cautious.
But anyway, I took his advice and installed it and ran a quick scan.
Malware bytes found the above referenced threat, whereas NIS did not.
I understand that no AV program can detect 100%, but I did a quick Google search, and found that pup. bundle is a known threat, that has been around for a while.
IMO, NIS, should have detected it.
Rant over. Keep up the good work Norton. :>)
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08-05-2012 05:39 AM
A PUP (potentially unwanted program) is a program that may be unwanted, despite the possibility that users consented to download it. PUPs include spyware, adware, and dialers, and are often downloaded in conjunction with a program that the user wants.
Norton is not really designed to detect PUP's as the PUP is normally downloaded as a piggy-back with another program the user has voluntarily placeded on their system.
Programs such as MalwareByteAnti-Malware, SuperAntiSpyware, etc will locate and identify these programs (and others). It seems like each security company has a differeentl view of PUP's.
I'm sure others may add addtional info to this answer.
08-05-2012 05:55 AM - edited 08-05-2012 05:56 AM
OK, thanks for the info Eradicator!
I'm pretty sure I know where it came from.
I highly recommend that people avoid downloading Google Chrome extentions....