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November 22, 2013 12:46:54 PM

Is there any way to remove part of a program to get rid of a bug? Malwarebytes has picked up a bug on a security sweep that it missed when I installed this program. The program is PrimoPDF. It's so easy to use a blind man could use it. You just create your work in another program, like Microsoft Works, then just drag it on top of the Primo Icon and it creates a PDF. Just that easy. Problem is it also has this bug. Malwarebytes says it's a PUP.Optional.O... Is there anyway to remove the spyware from it without losing the whole thing?

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November 22, 2013 12:53:19 PM

PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program. Keep it if you trust it.
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November 22, 2013 12:54:38 PM

jessterman21 said:
PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Software. Keep it if you trust it.


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November 22, 2013 12:55:39 PM

I wasn't sure what that was so thanks very much
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November 22, 2013 12:56:43 PM

Did you download Primo PDF from the developers site or from CNET? You may have gotten malware if you got it from a different site. PUP just means Potentially Unwanted Program. Malwarebytes flags legitimate software on my PC all the time.
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November 22, 2013 1:01:42 PM

From http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pup-optional-wordov-virus-...
This Potentially Unwanted Propgram is also bundled within the custom installer on many download sites (examples: CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PDF_software
PrimoPDF Freeware standalone Virtual printer, for Microsoft .NET Framework and uses Ghostscript and RedMon. Connects with www.primopdf.com. Includes Open Candy adware.
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November 22, 2013 1:01:42 PM

If memory serves me right I got it from the developer. I'm pretty careful about CNET and sites like it.
I had some issues with my Windows program and just had to do a repair install. When I ran Malwarebytes it flagged Primo. I would like to say I trust it. If I were to delete the file that lets it connect to the internet would that make it safer?
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