Poll Have you enabled "Detection of Unsafe Applications" in ESET?

Discussion in 'ESET' started by Pearl96, Mar 13, 2017.

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ESET: Have you enabled Detection of Potentially Unsafe Applications?

  1. Yes, enabled

    56.8%
  2. No, disabled

    6.8%
  3. No, I don't use ESET

    36.4%
  1. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    Auslogics offers great products especially the Disk Defrag Pro. I hope they stop bundling their installers with nonesence. Thank you for your replies :)
     
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  2. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    Hello, how do you enable PUP detection in Bitdefender Total Securityo_O
     
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  3. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    You can't. Bitdefender does very badly at detecting PUPs.
     
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  4. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    Some of their products are good, such as their defrag and driver update software. But the registry cleaner in their products detects over 20,000 false positives on my main laptop.
     
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  5. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    20,000 hahahahah how is your laptop performing hahahahah. I don't use registry cleaners I don't even trust them. This does not mean that there aren't good registry cleaners ( I heard that Kerish is safe in terms of its registry cleaning process) but I will not risk using them until proven here in MT that one of them is surly safe.
     
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  6. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    I don't use Bitdefender although it is offered for free by my ISP. I hope someone who is using BTS helps you. I am sorry
     
  7. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    It runs fine, as they are not actual problems. Even if they were actual unneded registry keys, then most likely they wouldn't be causing problems.

    Vit Regsitry Fix, is safe to use, but you never need to clean the registry.
     
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  8. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    You can't enable PUP detection as it detects PUPs by default. However, as I said, it does a really bad job at detecting them. On the otherhand ESET does well at detecting PUPs.
     
  9. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    When I asked "hot your laptop is performing" that was a sarcastic question. Stupid cleaners give such alerts to terrify the user and make him buy their products.
     
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  10. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    In this case they are not intentional false positives, it's a bug in their registry cleaner engine.
     
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  11. tonibalas

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    @carsten ibsen since you don't want to change from BD to another security software
    your solution to avoid PUP being installed on your system would be Unchecky.
    Yes BD has low scores in PUP detection but you should always remember to do a custom install of a program.
     
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  12. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    No solution is 100% effective on every aspect. I think one should be careful what files to download and from download and as you said doing a custom install is a must nowadays! I have never used unchecky but it seems it is worth to be tried.
     
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  13. Spawn

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    It's also integrated into Reason Core Security Free/Paid, but I recommend the standalone version at Unchecky.com.

    Unchecky will notify you if accidentally mark a checkbox, but otherwise operates silently in the background. It's an Install and Forget type of software.

    @carsten ibsen You have SAS, Zemana and Malwarebytes in real-time?
     
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  14. Spawn

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    Update to my post, Unsafe should be enabled, but Unwanted to remain optional as not all Unwanted Software is adware/malware. For example, McAfee bundled in Adobe Flash Player, or Chrome with CCleaner. These are legitimate and safe software, but may be unwanted at the time of installation of another program.

    Potentially Unsafe Applications is disabled by default in ESET Online Scanner.

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  15. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    There is a new version of ccleaner now! When you download ccleaner download the slim build which is inot bundled with any 3rd party software ( the slim bulid is released a few days after the release of the normal build ). For me PUPs are worse than malware. I can't describe how much I despise PUPs
     
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  16. roger_m

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    #36 roger_m, Mar 14, 2017
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    While PUPs can be an annoyance, almost always they are harmless and come with an uninstaller so they can easily be removed. If you pay close attention when installing software to make sure any third party offers are not selected, you won't get any PUPS. As mentioned, Unchecky helps a lot with avoiding PUPs, but even if you use it, it's still good to pay attention when installing software in case there's an offer Unchecky misses.
     
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  17. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    Generally I don't get infected with PUPs but I said I hate them ( I hate the idea about them ).
     
  18. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    I did not know about unchecky existence, so thanks a lot:D
     
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  19. SaeedLohana

    SaeedLohana Level 2

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    of course, this is pretty useful feature to have enabled.
     
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