Thank you for your reply. I have not read the MBAM link - waste of time.
Same goes for your rant here.
I have been in MBAM`s respected Forum and got nowhere. I sure am not going back for another dose. I have no intention of making a career of MBAM.
Why do you think making a thread here will change anything. We use MBAM and we agree with their PUP policies as they are as their name posits "potentially-unwanted-program". Most anti-virus has PUP detection disabled by default e.g
avast!, ESET et cetera. I have not tested the other AVs.
"MBAM adopts aggressive PUP`s policy". Well they certainly are going for gold, finding 80 PUP`s on my PC when everybody else finds none. That is what you call really aggressive, if not highly imaginative.
Or, maybe your system does have PUPs which the other security software did not detect.
This thread is not about MBAM`s over-enthusiasm for finding PUP`s, it is asking what the members feel about these awful threats to our security. My mentioning of the MBAM fiasco, is merely to give an example of how much importance various reputable malware programs give to PUP`s. Some do and some don`t.
Really? Of all the members I have attended to you are the only person to say thing. I am not an ambassador of the said product. So, far I have less FPs than any other free tools. "Members" you say -- please, refrain from putting opinion
on someone else. I do not see what is wrong in detecting PUP which are potentially unwanted per se. If you want to disregard that warning, do not scan.
Anyway, what on Earth is the point in spending over 1.1/2 hours chonking on merrily with a THREATS scan and then producing a list of 80 items tabbed NO THREAT ? It`s a contradictory and ludicrous waste of time.
Seriously. MBAM detected 80 PUPs and you are saying that your scan time was lengthy. Have you read the description of "Threat Scan" -- it scan all the areas for malware hence the scan time increases.
AV and AM programs almost always list "level of risk", but to list items with "no threat" is preposterous. If all items with no threat were listed in these programs, we would grow older reading them.
Threat is something that causes harm. PUPs causes slowness, annoyance, and disturbance to a system aka far from the definition of threats. And AV and AM uses different scan process ergo they are not the same.