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

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Apr 19, 2015
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#2
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.
 
Jul 13, 2014
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ESET
#6
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.
 

Spawn

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Jan 8, 2011
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#8
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.
 
Feb 13, 2017
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#10
Avira detects it too ;)
Anyone a Virustotal scan?
All credits to Datenspule ( twitter )
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.
 

Xsjx

Level 13
Feb 21, 2017
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#11
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.
Hmm it looks like Iobit Contains Some malcious files as it is been detected by A lot of avs since today..
 

_CyberGhosT_

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Aug 2, 2015
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#12
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. ;)
 
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