PUP.Optional.Winsock is Malwarebytes' detection name for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)that intercept network traffic from its victims' applications, making it possible to redirect browsers to potentially malicious websites, insert advertisements into the victim's browsing experience, and even collect/intercept personal information.It refers to a specific DLL which performs the interception, which means it can show up alongside numerous PUP detections.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Winsock without further user interaction.
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.
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