Related blog contentMalwarebytes for Windows detected a Potentially Unwanted Modification
How to avoid potentially unwanted programs
PUM.Optional.DisableShowMyComputer is Malwarebytes' detection name for a potentially unwanted modification that removes My Computer from the Startmenu.
The following registry value data is modified:
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.DisableShowMyComputer could have been added to the system by malware or PUP.
When PUM is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windows does not know if 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.
To have Malwarebytes for Windows ignore a PUM, you must add the PUM as an exclusion.
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