potentially unwanted program

Here’s a PUP You Will Never Love

A PUP or (Potentially Unwanted Program), can bring you and your entire staff to a screeching halt and they are doggone annoying and potentially dangerous.

It all begins innocently enough with your consent to download a “free” program from a website, but rest assured its likely not free of PUPs. Most of us do not use the Custom Install option that would help to identify the hidden annoyances such as toolbars, unwanted browsers, and popups. When selecting a normal installation, these rarely-noticed accessories ride in with your install even though they are listed in the download agreement that you claimed you read (but really did not) when you added that mandatory checkmark. These conveniently hidden installation options can include spywareadware, and dialers.

Although PUPs are not viruses they can cripple your performance and render you useless. No single program can usually combat this alone, that is why we recommend a program that is a real-time scanner in addition to a second opinion scan.

Our Managed Anti-Virus Program ensures that your network and staff does not suffer downtime due to the inability to work caused by PUPs and viruses that have infiltrated your system, hijacked your browser, and often times embedded themselves in your registry resulting in a lengthy and costly cleanup process. Our program includes virus monitoring through a managed anti-virus program, a second opinion scan, spam filtering, and web security that prevents malicious programs from phoning home and delivering your collected data.