PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC

Short bio

PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC is Malwarebytes detection name for a large family of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)targeting Windows systems.

Type and source of infection

Some also categorize PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC as adware. PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC started out as an advertisement revenue platform, offering tutorials and tools for free but ad-supported.PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC is usually bundledwith other software or tutorials.

Protection

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Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytesto your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exeand follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windowsinstallation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantineto remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

An Malwarebytes log of removal for a member of this family:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date:8/11/2016Scan Time:9:54AMLogfile:mbamDPower.txtAdministrator:YesVersion:2.2.1.1043Malware Database:v2016.08.11.01Rootkit Database:v2016.08.09.01License:PremiumMalware Protection:DisabledMalicious Website Protection:EnabledSelf-protection:EnabledOS:Windows 7Service Pack 1CPU:x64File System:NTFSUser:{username}Scan Type:Threat ScanResult:CompletedObjects Scanned:317344Time Elapsed:11min,24secMemory:EnabledStartup:EnabledFilesystem:EnabledArchives:EnabledRootkits:EnabledHeuristics:EnabledPUP:EnabledPUM:EnabledProcesses:0(Nomalicious items detected)Modules:0(Nomalicious items detected)Registry Keys:1PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DPower_is1,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],Registry Values:2PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|DiskPower,"C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe",Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75]PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DPOWER_IS1|Publisher,WeMonetize,Quarantined,[cd00b297cccea690d4a007c27a8af60a]Registry Data:0(Nomalicious items detected)Folders:1PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],Files:6PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\DiskPower.exe,Quarantined,[4e7f84c52377c1756405d6f3e3216799],PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\unins000.dat,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe.conf,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\LinqBridge.dll,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC,C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\unins000.exe,Quarantined,[7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75],Physical Sectors:0(Nomalicious items detected)(end)

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folderand use the Select a folderbutton to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use theBrowse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

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