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Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are programs that are not malicious by themselves, but which are generally considered unsuitable for most business networks. Examples include, but are not limited to, adware, dialers, remote administration tools, bundleware, downloaders, aggressive monetizing software, uninstall tools.
Some PUA's can also be used for malicious purposes, such network scanning tools and penetration testing tools. For more information on these please see: Admin tool Detected as Potentially Unwanted Application(PUA)
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Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
Sophos customers who wish to allow the detected PUA can do so through their management console, instructions are provided below.
Alternatively this can be done in Sophos Central via Global Settings > Global Exclusions
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