Generic PUP.x!ct

Mcafee Internet security 2009
February 13, 2010 at 05:40:34
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, PIII 2.00GHz/4.00 GB
Everytime I run mcafee scan, this "generic pup.x!ct" appears, and mcafee can't remove it. I don't know if it's a prejudicial program or something, but it's been causing my laptop to run slower.
Mcafee shows the location of the program, and I've tried to find it in order to remove it, but have not succeded.
(C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary\Internet Files\Content.IE5\BDNG8MDT\upgrade[2].cab)

Please, please, please, if anyone can help me, is it possible you send the response to my email? (

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February 27, 2010 at 10:17:57
Marina - I am having the same problem. Waiting to hear from a technician.

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March 28, 2010 at 20:43:39
In regards to generic PUP.x!ct

This from the McAfee web site:

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.


This is not a virus or Trojan. PUPs do not "infect" systems. They may be installed by a user individually or possibly as a part of a software package (in a bundle, for example).

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