PUM.Optional.DisabledRightClick is Malwarebytes’ detection name for potentially unwanted modifications (PUMs)in the Windows registry where the context menu—also known as the right-click shortcut menu—is disabled. As such, users won’t be able to see options when they press the right-click button of their mouse or trackpad while in the browser, on their desktop, or at a file or folder. These changes could be made by malwareto hinder users from identifying, verifying, and removing it.
The following registry value data are modified or added:Under
Malwarebytes can modify these registry value data back to their Windows default settings without user interaction.Also, we advise users to do a full system scan as PUM.Optional.DisabledRightClick could have been added to the system by malware or a PUP.
Add an exclusion
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.
- When a PUM appears in the list of Scan results.
- Uncheck the entry or entries related to the PUM.
- Then click on Next.
- You will see a prompt giving you several options.
- Choosing Always ignore will add the PUM to the Allow List.
- You can remove them there when you decide they should no longer be ignored.
- When the PUM is on the Allow list it will no longer show up in your Scan results.