I thought I should make a brief Reply.
The body of my Reply #15 was about myself and my own beliefs regarding the class of software product in general as represented in this instance by ASC.
The only question I had of any others involved with this forum post was at the bottom.
If you do not use MWB(@ commenters), why do you complain about it?
I should also add why do you insist that the only possible explanation for this PUP identification is the result of some tiff between MWB and Auslogics and because of competing software interests?
And, finally, where you aware Jafo that your "Real" software example has some rather salient and dubious aspects of its own?
Not really looking for any response to these questions, I think they follow rhetorically from the logic you presented.
Malwarebytes User Manual reading that might help in using the software.
From their manual:
In addition to malicious software detection and elimination, Malwarebytes 3.0 also detects and acts upon two classes of non-malware. These are Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP's) and Potentially Unwanted Modifications (PUM's). In many cases, PUP's appear in the form of toolbars and other application software which are installed on your computer as part of a bundle. You may have asked for one application, and it came with a second application that was not mentioned, or was mentioned, but you did not uncheck the checkbox next to it to prevent it from being installed at the same time. You may also want and use the PUP. We do not judge the merit of the program or its usability. We do offer a method of removing it if you choose to.
PUM's are a bit different. These are modifications that are typically related to the Windows registry. As a user you will generally not be making changes to the registry that would qualify as a PUM, though the possibility does exist. Because it does, we allow you to define your own rules when it comes to how they are treated. With regard to both types of modifications, we provide three handling methods. These are:
- Ignore detections: Malwarebytes will not act on detection, nor will you be alerted.
- Warn user: You will be alerted to the detection, and you may choose to ignore it, create an exclusion, or treat it as malware.
- Treat detections as malware: The detection will be treated as malware, and corrective actions will occur.
While PUP's and PUM's are both handled in the same manner, each is handled according to separate guidelines which you specify.
Its up to you to tell it what to do with any software identified as a PUP. I have both of these set to Warn user.
And, let's not forget False Positives do happen with all such software.
Don't use MWB it itself is a PUP.
Really, yet this same product you disparage recently prevented Malware Ransom-ware from being installed on my computer. It has also blocked several browser high-jackings for me.
but it does not and will not be so presumptuous as to simply delete it first and tell you later.
As you can see Malwarebytes will not do that unless the user tells it to. Although since you do not use the software, I am not surprised your opinions Jafo are uninformed.
So much for brief response. lol but you guys earned it.