Potentially Unwanted Programs


What are PUPS (Potentially Unwanted Programs)? How you can avoid them.–PC Pitstop

Potentially Unwanted Programs

Anand Khanse for The Windows Club

In this post, we will see what are Potentially Unwanted Programs, also called in short as PUPs, and how you can detect them, stop them from installing and remove them, if third-party software install them on to your computer. This form of grayware or non-malware may affect your privacy, as well as potentially compromise your Windows computers security.

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What are Potentially Unwanted Programs or PUPs

It is clear by the name – unwanted programs – that they are software or apps you don’t want on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet or other devices. Then how do they get into on your computers? We’ll discuss the different tricks some software use, to install these unwanted programs on to your computers.

Potentially unwanted programs are programs that come bundled mostly with freeware and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your devices. This especially happens when you are installing a freeware. The software installation package tricks you into accepting the installation of third-party programs that you do not really want. And not only with freeware, some paid software also install third party programs that you don’t want!

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