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PUP.Adware.Heuristics is a heuristics detection by AdwCleaner for Potentially Unwanted Programs that display advertisements and have not been classified yet.


Malwarebytes’ AdwCleaner can detect and remove PUP.Adware.Heuristics

  1. Please download AdwCleanerto your desktop.
  2. Double-click adwcleaner_{version}.exeand follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Once the program has fully installed, select Scan Nowon the Dashboard.
    AdwCleaner GUI
  4. If an update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  5. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threatsare selected, and click Clean & Repair.
  6. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.


AdwCleaner is a removal tool only, so it does not offer protection. If you want to try out Malwarebytes protection you can use the button in AdwCleaner labelled “Try Malwarebytes Protection Free”.

AdwCleaner detected PUP.Optional.Legacy