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Potentially unwanted program (PUP)

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Potentially unwanted program (PUP)
Often legitimate software (nonmalware) that may alter the security state or the privacy of the system on which they are installed. This software can, but not necessarily, include spyware, adware, keyloggers, password crackers, hacker tools, and dialer applications and could be downloaded in conjunction with a program that the user wants.