Has The Antivirus Industry Gone Mad?!

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in security on (#4KQB)
"We have seen a concerning trend that is about to spiral out of control: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are further on the rise. What’s even more concerning is how they are spreading. After big vendors as Oracle (Java) and Microsoft (Bing and Skype) started bundling, now antivirus vendors have joined the game. We did research on some of the most popular PUP practices among the freeware antivirus vendors, and the results are quite disturbing.

PUPs want to get on your computer to make money off of you"

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/01/17/has-the-antivirus-industry-gone-mad/

Re: Microsoft Security Essentials: done (Score: 1)

by genkernel@pipedot.org on 2015-03-19 21:51 (#59CH)

MSE isn't really that good at dealing with PUP though.

I've found doing scans with Malwarebytes, but NOT keeping it running in the background to be rather effective and unobtrusive
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