After running a Malwarebytes scan the results are that my machine is infected with Pup Optional Delta. I quarantined and deleted it but the next time I scanned it had returned. I have subsequently scanned and removed several times, but each time it returns. Can anyone tell me how to remove it permanently?
I've used it for awhile and find it causes no problems
finds things others seem to miss as its aimed at Pups rather than all malware.
stand alone so no install and could be used from a mem stick on machines that have had their internet connection compromised.
which means no auto updating, you need to check and redownload latest version. I find it awkward to use the download from the makers site, bleeping computer seems the easiest and safest download for it
Thanks John, when I had XP I was a frequent user of System Restore, Now because I've got Win 7 which is vastly more reliable, I've only had to use the (Completely different because us two legged creatures are obsessed with changing things, even if there's no need to change them because they work fine!)Restore once and it played havoc with my machine and eventually froze it. Ergo, I swore I'd never use or trust it again unless in a total emergency, which this probably isn't. Ps, why don't we get the email messages anymore, informing us when someone has replied to a post?
I've just scanned a friends laptop for pups and found 2026 with Malwarebyes,gord know what the're doing with the laptop all started when they're grandson got it infected with the ransom-ware virus, done a full drive format and install unless the bios is infected no idea what's happening,will try ADWcleaner next time.
One thing that I have noticed with recent downloads. Previously cnet use to provide many, but due to past activities with that site, a number of downloads are being re-directed to the likes of filehippo or other safer websites.