Learn what a PUP (potentially unwanted program) is—an add-on software that generally performs malicious activity that can slow your computer down, add toolbars to your browser, and display ads.
- [Instructor] When downloading software from the internet,…you may get a PUP or Potentially Unwanted Program.…A PUP is add-on software…that generally performs malicious activity…that can slow your computer down,…add toolbars to your browser, and display ads.…Users get a PUP in one of several ways.…A PUP may have come bundled with software…and the user overlooked the end user license agreement…when downloading the PUP and agreed to the installation.…
Someone may have used your computer…and downloaded a PUP by accident.…You may have gone to a download portal…and seen a bright green box download here,…which is not the software you wanted but a PUP.…You click on a notification or an important update,…but it's a fake update which releases the PUP.…During installation of software,…there may be preselected checkboxes for browser extensions…and changing your default search engine.…
PUPs perform switch and bait many times…in order to get into your system.…There might even be two checkboxes with the same choice…and it forces the user to select one…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
Next steps1m 25s
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