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  1. Ahh so that is why I couldn't see it in the control panel to uninstall it that way. Silly me I should have realised. Thanks for the reply. :)
  2. Hi. I'm having the same issue with all 4 laptops here. Version 7.4 will open for a matter of seconds and then crash, and this keeps happening. Restarting doesn't help. I've eventually managed to get it open to long enough on 3 machines to go to dashboard and choose the "remove" option, then I've downloaded a fresh copy of 7.4.1, which launches OK so far. On this machine though I'm having no such luck. Am I able just to install 7.4.1 over the top of 7.4? ( I don't mean via the GUI - that isn't possible because the app keeps crashing). If not, how do I make the programme in "compatibility mode"? I'm on Win 10 Pro 1903, 18362.329 & have MBAM premium + Windows Defender also. Many thanks! :)
  3. Thanks exile, that explains the differences perfectly. I already run ublock orig (a chrome extension) which includes some malware domains, and also tracking protection and ads. I'm not sure about clickbaits though... I think the main benefit for me would be the behavioural detection offered by the extension. Would you think there'd be any problems running ublock orig and the malwarebytes extension together? Oooh and just noticing your signature I see there's one for FF too. Cool, I use both Chrome and FF pretty evenly these days. I also run ublock orig on FF too. (Not sure why my signature isn't showing up anymore....) < ignore, signature showed up in my above post after I'd submitted this one.
  4. Hi. I run MBAM Premium on my computers and chrome is my main browser. I have all real-time shields enabled, which includes website protection. I have seen people on Wilders talk about the Malwarebytes Browser Protection extension for chrome, but I'm not clear if this is just providing the website protection component for free users that MBAM Premium users already have, or if it does other clever things that MBAM Premium doesn't. I saw someone asked the same question in the support section of the extension on the Chrome webstore, but they did not receive a reply. Hence my posting here where hopefully a developer can clarify. Thanks. Basically just wanting to know what/if any benefit having the extension has if you already run the premium version of MBAM.
  5. Any feedback about whether the latest MBAM version (1.0.441) fixes the conflict between MBAM & the latest programme update for avast? I have update MBAM (via install application updates) but don't wish to update avast until I have confirmation from someone that the issue as described by the original poster on this thread have been resolved. Would rather avoid the described workarounds if possible. Thanks.
  6. Well I'm glad about that!! It's a bit over my head lol. Though I do get the gist. :) I hope Malwarebytes will either correct these FPs, or, build in a function to whitelist such entries. Until then I shall do as you've suggested and check the registry and make sure any detected entries are showing a 4 as per the picture. If they are I will add them to exclusions. I can definitely manage that. Thanks for the advice exile, the pictures you've included to go with the explanation are really helpful. :)
  7. Thanks for the reply exile. That all Iooks very complicated in the links you posted. I'm not quite sure what I'm to do to prevent this from happening again. I feel like this is something Malwarebytes should address and create whitelists for rather than us users, surely? I don't want to have to constantly create exclusions, or be in a position where I'm having to decide if something is a legitimate detection or part of something like SpywareBlaster.
  8. Hi. Version detected 42 items on one of my laptops last night. Interestingly, I saw the exact same detections in a post on Wilders here: hxxps://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/adwcleaner-updates-and-discussion-thread.345634/page-19#post-2769246 I then scanned a second Win 10 laptop with AdwCleaner version 7.2.1 and it came back clean. So I immediately downloaded, installed and ran version on the second machine, and lo and behold - the exact same 42 detections came up on that computer too. I then checked the registry of a third computer (not yet scanned with AdwCleaner) and all of those same keys were present on that computer too, along with a lot of other seedy looking keys referencing adult material, so I wondered if these were part of some kind of blocklist that was supposed to be there and actually protecting my computers. I then checked SpywareBlaster on all three computers, and protection was only partially enabled under the "Restricted Sites" on the two computers I had scanned with version and allowed the programme to clean. There were exactly 42 unprotected sites on both those computers - the same number of detections in AdwCleaner. On the third computer that had not been scanned - SpywareBlaster showed all protection as fully enabled. To confirm my suspicions I ran on the 2 machines with partially enabled protection and they came up clean, but as soon as I enabled all protection in SpywareBlaster on the "Restricted Sites" field, and then re-ran AdwCleaner version, those same 42 detections appeared again. So it would seem that AdwCleaner is detecting stuff from SpywareBlaster's blocklists. Here is the log file from computer number 1. Computer 2 is identical except it's running Win 10 Home not Pro. Thanks. AdwCleaner[S02].txt
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