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MalwareBytes just brought this up. Googled it but it only says how to remove it, which i know how to do as i'll just use MBAM to remove it. I just want to know what it is really & how it got there.

 

My main browser is FireFox, although i do use Chrome at times & IE rarely.

 

 

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Looks like you accidentally clicked on one of those "Download Now" adverts rather than a download link somewhere.

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PUP.Optional.OneClickDownloader.A


PUP.Optional.OneClickDownloader.A is a malicious application that can infect your computer and make it almost unusable. It is important to get rid of this virus as soon as possible to avoid loss of data and corruption of files on the computer.

Risk Level : High ( Dangerous )

Note :- To safely & quickly detect spyware, We highly recommend you to use our Removal Tool for PUP.Optional.OneClickDownloader.A virus file.

 

http://www.removeonline.com/pup-optional-oneclickdownloader-a/

 

BrowserDefender is classified as Adware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects BrowserDefender as PUP.Optional.BrowserDefender.A When BrowserDefender / PUP.Optional.BrowserDefender.A is installed on your computer it will behave like a browser hijacker and many users have no idea where BrowserDefender / PUP.Optional.BrowserDefender.A did come from, so it

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Thanks guys.

Looks like you accidentally clicked on one of those "Download Now" adverts rather than a download link somewhere.

Yes i did. I thought it was the actual link but it turned out not to be. Following the path this was on 11/10/13 (UK date format). So it's been in there for a short while now.

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Here? I've been reporting those ads but every time one is removed another shows up :s

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Here?

Excuse me? :s

 

Hope it doesn't return then.

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Excuse me? :s

 

Hope it doesn't return then.

Sorry for not asking in plain English. Did you see it here?

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Sorry for not asking in plain English. Did you see it here?

No i saw it in a Malwarebytes AntiMalware search result.

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