Q&A Advanced System Care By IObit detected by Malwarebytes as PUP. Is it really a PUP?

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  1. Dave Russo

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    #1 Dave Russo, Mar 17, 2017
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    A Malwarebytes scan flagged Advance System Care as a PUP. Does anyone know if this is ok, and if I should delete it this program?
     
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  2. Bryan Lam

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    Your choice. A PuP is a Potentially unwanted program, From personal experience ASC only makes your computer worse and is a no go in terms of optimisation software for me. This is only my opinion though, I'd advise uninstall and use a better program if you were looking for optimisation, otherwise if you don't know how it got there than uninstall anyways because you never know whether it's a legit copy.
     
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    Also it detected by Kaspersky :rolleyes:
     
  4. Xsjx

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    It should ... Its the most Pua That i can think off...
     
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    Because it is revenge from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware :D
     
  6. spaceoctopus

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    It's not a big threat to your Pc. But Malwarebytes is really agressive too. Iobit, Auslogics and Ashampoo products are often detected as PUPs by Malwarebytes.

    Wether it is good to use ASC as and optimization software, depends on you and your experience. I've seen it fix some recurrent problems on Pcs. Other people had some bad experiences with it.
     
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    This is an about time thing, ASC was detected as a PUP. :eek:
     
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    ASC may appear as PUP/PUA but it's the installer that may offer additional software. Run a custom installation if you decide to install the software, closely monitor your mouse clicks.
     
  9. Xsjx

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    Avira detects it too ;)
    Anyone a Virustotal scan?
    All credits to Datenspule ( twitter )
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Winter Soldier

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    It seems Avira detects it as malware/TR - Trojan Deceb.Iobit.
    Well, if the detection is related to a malicious fake installer, then it may be likely but in the case of a legit Iobit file, it is probably a false positive.
    Saying that Iobit is a PUP is one thing, saying that it is malware it is wrong in my opinion.
     
  11. Xsjx

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    Hmm it looks like Iobit Contains Some malcious files as it is been detected by A lot of avs since today..
     
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    #12 _CyberGhosT_, Mar 18, 2017
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    If your familiar with the history between MalwareBytes & IObit, this would come as no
    surprise. If you need a system tool try Kerish Dr., it employs many of Windows own native tools and is far superior to
    ASC.
    But if you must install ASC, like Spawn said do a "custom install" being mindful of pre-checked boxes. ;)
     
  13. blueblackwow65

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    Hi I had Malwarebytes detect iASC also I just uninstalled the whole ASC
     
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  14. Xsjx

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    Could someone Send it to virustotal?
    To see wich Avs detects it.. :)
     
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    Are you not capable of using VT ?
     
  16. Xsjx

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    I dont have a vm this time so i dont want to install crap :p
     
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    A VM is not required to use VT ?
    Are you ok ?
     
  18. Xsjx

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    No but for installing Iobit...

    ;P
     
  19. Winter Soldier

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    Just download ASC installer and upload it on VT, done.
     
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    I see your point, but you don't have to install a product to upload it's files to VT.
    I see Winter was kind enough to do the leg work anyway.
     
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