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What is pup in avast.free?

by gapch125 / January 15, 2012 1:47 AM PST

When setting up scans, there is a turn on/off button for scanning PUP. Exactly what is this.

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Pup up
by ashutoshets / February 23, 2012 3:37 PM PST

I think PUP should be enabled by default. It would be good for majority of users i.e average users.

Some PUP are very difficult to remove/uninstall & create probs for average users.

But users differ in their opinion about PUP.

I think in Avast PUP should be enabled by default for average users sake.

For advanced users sake Avast can set the PUP settings in RealTime as ask & OnDemand as select/choose in result window. Good for both average & advanced users, wot say?

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Potentially Unwanted Porgram
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 15, 2012 6:15 AM PST
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I do wish I could spell!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 15, 2012 6:19 AM PST

Potentially Unwanted Program.

Yep, that's better.


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Thank you Mark.
by gapch125 / January 17, 2012 2:27 AM PST

I appreciate such a prompt reply. As far as spelling, sometimes my mind is faster than my fingers. Grin

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Sadly I find
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 8:55 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you Mark.

both my mind and my fingers are to blame nowadays! Sad


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meaning of term PUP
by reallyvalluable / May 10, 2012 2:21 PM PDT

it means potentially unwanted programs

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