PUP.Optional.Sanbreel is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of adware targeting Windows systems.
PUP.Optional.Sanbreel uses different methods of browser hijacking and monetizing to get their advertisements across.
Sanbreel adware is usually installed by a bundler, but they do create sites and offer them as separate downloads.
The bundled installer is usually different from the official one. The bundled installers require arguments for a full installation and are sometimes even aware of running on a virtual machine, both to hinder researchers.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Sanbreel by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Sanbreel without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program 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:
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