PUM.Optional.DisableChromeUpdates is Malwarebytes' detection name for a potentially unwanted modification (PUM)in the Windows registry where auto updates of the Google Chrome browser are disabled.
The following registry entry is added:
Malwarebytes can modify this registry value data back to its Windows default setting without user interaction.Also, we advise users to do a full system scan as PUM.Optional.DisableChromeUpdates could have been added to the system by malwareor PUP.
When a Potentially Unwanted Modification (PUM)is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windowsdoes not know whether it was authorized. Optimization software, malware, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are known to make these types of changes, hence they are regarded as potentially unwanted by design.To have Malwarebytes for Windowsignore a PUM, you must add the PUM to the Allow list. Here’s how to do it.
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