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The subdomains and are blocked because they are related to potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) detected by Malwarebytes as PUP.Optional.Mindspark.

Malicious behavior

The domain provides the Startpages for the newtab hijackers of the PUP.Optional.Mindspark family. startpage startpage for Mindspark


Malwarebytes blocks the subdomains and because they are related to potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).


Malwarebytes blocks


Should users wish to visit a blocked Domain and exclude it from being blocked, they can add it to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits. To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.

Select the exclusion type “Exclude a Website” and use the Next button to enter the Domain that you wish to visit.

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