Should I delete Pups? and Why does my task manager disappear?

Question

I used Macafee to scan for viruses. It came up not viruses but there were 80 pups. It asks to delete them or trust them. I don't want to delete something I may need, but these windows about them keep coming up and asking me again, trust or delete. Each one is a different one.

Can I also ask one more question? I keep getting a window coming up that says my task manager has been deleted by administraer. What do I do? Thanks so much I sure hope you can help me.

Answer

This question was answered on February 11, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Pups stand for potentially unwanted programs Programs such as key-loggers, Web dialers, pop-ups and adware that can track Internet usage, access personal data such as passwords and account information Go ahead and delete them and update your Macafee scan The update on your Macafee scan might get rid of your task manager error because the problem may be due to malware infection (trojan or other)

If that doesn't work download microsoft antispyware from microsoft.com.

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Posted by kara of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 11, 2006