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taffy078 "Pup Blabbers"
Contributor 13th Jul, 2012 09:17
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Hi.

I've just run Malwarebytes (free version) and it has quarantined & deleted two items that were in the registry.

Both are described as PUP BLABBERS - one was located in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext \Settings
and the other in
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext \Stats

I've searched the internet but have found only three sites - two spanish/south american and one french (http://forum.pcastuces.com/sujet.asp?f=25&s=64115). All relate to Malwarebyte scans.Translating the latter hasn't really helped me understand what a PUP BLABBER is, what it does and how serious it is. There was nothing in Norton.

I found a reference to it in Microsoft but now can't find it again! Nothing in Bleeping Computer

Has anyone else had this, please?

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Maurice Joyce RE: "Pup Blabbers"
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I note U have an answer to this on the Malwarebytes Forum.

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Anthony Wells RE: "Pup Blabbers"
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Hello Taffy ,

I had a PUP popup recently in an MBAM scan (nothing today) ; the clue is in the first "P" = Potentially" . I am pretty sure mine was an FP but as it was a known file and easy to replace (should I ever need it) , I let MBAM quarantine and then delete it .

You should follow the advice/help offered in the reply to your MBAM forum helper (as noted by Maurice) ; just be absolutely sure you DO NOT need the files before you allow MBAM to delete them - in fact , I would leave them in Quarantine for a while if you decide on that route .

Here is the M$ "forum" :-

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/m...

Take care

Anthony

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Maurice Joyce RE: "Pup Blabbers"
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Last edited on 13th Jul, 2012 22:06
If U are both using Google Chrome this is what it is:

Blabbers is an extension for Google Chrome. Blabbers is a social utility that enables a new social dimension on the web. With Blabbers, anyone can create his own personalized layer of content on top of any web page and share it with their friends from any social network.

Link here:

http://www.blabbers.com/app/portal/about.jsp

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Anthony Wells RE: "Pup Blabbers"
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Last edited on 13th Jul, 2012 22:45
Hi Maurice ,

If I was not clear , my PUP was not for "Blabbers" but something quite different in the BHO field and looked to be a heuristics' FP .

I think you can get "Bladdes" wuth Mozilla Firefox as well , if you follow the link from the MBAM forum .

EDIT ; link :-

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t...

Take care

Anthony



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taffy078 RE: "Pup Blabbers"
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Last edited on 16th Jul, 2012 17:12
Hi Maurice, Anthony. (Iíve been away.)

I posted first in Malwarebytes forum to see why there had been some recent posts about Blabbers having been picked up by Míbytes Ė had the Míbytes definitions been changed recently or was it a co-incidence (rather than a major recent threat). I also wanted to know what kind of threat it was. I now know from that forum that these posts were probably just a co-incidence.

I posted here to see if others had had the same experience. With hindsight, I should have given Malwarebytes prominence in the heading.

Thanks for your helpful comments. I now realise that PUP was a code - I thought it was part of the 'threat' name, which explains why I couldnít find it before on my PC. I've just searched again and have found that blabbers was installed by Flash Player. I'll see if I can safely remove the files.

EDIT I decided to delete these files from Flash Prayer but when I searched again for them, the two files had gone and are no longer found by a search!

PS I donít use Chrome nor anything new until you chaps have given them a thorough testing!


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