PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus is Malwarebytes’ detection name for the SlimCleaner Plus software, a potentially unwanted program (PUP) optimization tool that displays suspicious warnings and pop-up alerts to users about their systems being infested with errors that need fixing. These, of course, are all false detections to get users to purchase the paid version of the SlimCleaner Plus software.
PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus can reach user systems via:
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus 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.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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