Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) are applications that are not malicious in the traditional sense of the word but which, from a user’s perspective, behave in an unwanted manner. There are many different reasons (some obvious and some less so) that cause a user to perceive an application as unwanted.

Why has Avira classified my program, advert, or website as a PUA?

Your application’s classification as a PUA is the result of your software, advert, or a website exhibiting one or more offending behaviors and/or properties within this (non-exhaustive) list. Note, the list is subject to change.


  • Further information on how Avira classifies applications as PUA can be found in the Avira guidelines.
  • Recommendations on the best approach when downloading software are available in our Avira Blog.

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