Windows 10: List of Apps that install Adware/Malware/PUPS behind your back

Discus and support List of Apps that install Adware/Malware/PUPS behind your back in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi, tenforum people. I am thinking it would be useful to make a list of those Apps that install Adware/Malware and the such and tend to hijack your... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by eLPuSHeR, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. eLPuSHeR Win User

    List of Apps that install Adware/Malware/PUPS behind your back


    Hi, tenforum people.

    I am thinking it would be useful to make a list of those Apps that install Adware/Malware and the such and tend to hijack your browser too even if you select Custom Installation and opt out of those "fantastic" offers. This even happens when downloading software from reputable sites.

    I will start.

    - ATubeCatcher. I think it only adds some entries to registry.
    - Songr (from Filehippo.com). This stupid software install a lot of crap down your throat, hijacks your browser homepage and or searching engine and add a gazillion entries to your registry. Might me hard to thoroughly get rid of it. Something from this package also triggered Windows Defender as mad and I even had to reboot the pc to get rid of it.
    - Daemon Tools. The well known software for mounting virtual drives also tries to install something.
    - Crap Cleaner. It tries to shove Google's Chrome down your throat. I know Chrome isn't malware but I hate it with passion.

    I forgot to say that I do not use any of these, but I have installed them for a client's pc.

    :)
     
    eLPuSHeR, Sep 18, 2015
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  2. BulldogXX Win User

    Run DLL

    Unfortunately, your computer was infected by the adware Arcade Twist. Your anti-malware application removed it, but some pieces of the adware were left behind.

    Believe it or not, this can be a good thing. The less an anti-malware application interferes with the operating system, the better, so a good anti-malware application should only remove the parts of malware that are actually harmful to your computer.

    The left behind part of Arcade Twist is trying to start with Windows - as adware wants to do - but because your anti-malware application removed the guts of the infection, the adware can't start because it's missing needed files like CATH~.dll.

    Open Task Manager and go to the Startup tab. There you should see the leftover piece of adware. Prevent it from starting with Windows, and the message will go away.
     
    BulldogXX, Sep 18, 2015
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  3. Does Windows 10 Defender protect against junk and spam email?

    Does Defender filter/scan your incoming mail? No.

    Does Defender check for possible malware when you open an email or click on a link in an email or open an attachment? Yes, if all is well with your computer and especially if you're running Win10 Version 1607 & have enabled the PUA/PUP/adware option =>

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/defender-enable-pua-pup-adware-protection/
     
    PA Bear - MS MVP, Sep 18, 2015
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  4. List of Apps that install Adware/Malware/PUPS behind your back

    Cluster Head, Sep 18, 2015
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  5. eLPuSHeR Win User
    I think it will be the same for all installers that have OpenCandy bundled. Thanks for sharing. That's a nasty truckload of adware for an app dubbed "do not spy" LOL. *Cool
     
    eLPuSHeR, Sep 18, 2015
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  6. DavidE Win User
    I use CCleaner portable and never had a problem with unwanted junk.
    I think i've read the Slim installer is also clean.

    I've never used the Slim, so i can't comment on it from personal use.
    I prefer portables whenever i can find them for a program i want.

    The CCleaner builds page i download from:
    CCleaner - Builds
     
    DavidE, Sep 18, 2015
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  7. Edwin New Member
    Heck, even Adobe offers 'extra baggage'!


    List of Apps that install Adware/Malware/PUPS behind your back [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Sep 18, 2015
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  8. eLPuSHeR Win User

    List of Apps that install Adware/Malware/PUPS behind your back

    @DavidE: You are right. Piriform installers are mostly safe. And yes, CCleaner slim and portable builds don't have anything at all bundled into them. Even for the regular installer is quite easy to opt out these offers installation, so it's not a big issue.
    @Edwin. That reminds me that Java and most Online installers just do that. Sometimes it's easy to get a full fledged offline installer (like with Skype or Chrome), sometimes it isn't. Most online installers are just stubs for downloading the REAL INSTALLER. I hate that. They take advantage of it to offer some software nobody would probably want.
     
    eLPuSHeR, Apr 5, 2018
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