PUP.Optional.Yontoo is Malwarebytes' detection name for a large family of adwarethat uses different methods of browser hijacking and monetizing to get their message across. Their search applications are known to bundle "Yahoo Search."The bundled installer is usually different from the official one. The bundled installers require arguments for a full installation and are sometimes even aware of running on a virtual machine, both to hinder researchers.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Yontoo 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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