PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application)

Name: PUA/BadBext.ME.1

Date Discovered: December 13th, 2017

Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Impact: Low

Reported Infections: Low

Operating System: Windows Operating System

Amount of PCs Infected: 45,000


Virus Detected onScanGuard?: YES


How it affects the user: it will attempt to delete, destroy or steal data through an infected file circulating through peer-to-peer file sharing networks or social media.


Resolution: Download and runScanGuard.


Summary of how to remove Virus:

  • Run a system scan onScanGuard.
  • Enable real-time protection
  • Delete all files that flag as a threat
  • Delete all quarantined items
  • Continue to close the browser that you used when the virus showed via task manager.
  • Do not restore tabs when you reopen browser


More Info:

This potentially unwanted application has been flagged on average of 4,202 daily.This may compromise the user's privacy and the security of the local system. These are legitimate applications that often try to use social engineering to make the user install additional offers during the installation of the software the user originally wanted.