PUP.Optional.Wajam and all associated detection names refer to a type of potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is a browser add-on marketed as a “social search.” It injects new adverts into the websites you visit, making it possible to redirect traffic to potentially malicious sites, as well as collect personal information.
PUP.Optional.Wajam is often found detecting one or more parts of another PUP.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Wajam by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Wajam 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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