Thursday, September 5, 2013

Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A responsibly: ensure it is a piece of malware or prove it is but a false positive

PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A is flagged to inform you there is a suspicious code that may annoy you. It is typically hidden inside some installation of free content that you do not properly inspect for undeclared entries. In the wild, the detection often happens in FLVPlayer, however it is not restricted to any particular software or content whatsoever.
There is a good chance it is but a false positive. This chance varies from case to case so that removal of PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A requires individual approach.
Abandoning this detection is not recommended. To get rid of PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A for good apply free scanner provided here: this will either justify the suspected malware or delete it upon obtaining ultimate evidence of its maliciousness. 

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