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  1. I see the problem now. The text stream is encoded properly on the MBAM files and not on the PROTECTION files. 


    "The byte order mark (BOM) is a Unicode character used to signal the endianness (byte order) of a text file or stream. It is encoded at U+FEFF byte order mark (BOM). BOM use is optional, and, if used, should appear at the start of the text stream. Beyond its specific use as a byte-order indicator, the BOM character may also indicate which of the several Unicode representations the text is encoded in.[1]

    Because Unicode can be encoded as 16-bit or 32-bit integers, a computer receiving these encodings from arbitrary sources needs to know which byte order the integers are encoded in." - Wikipedia


    The FFFE appears at the start of the MBAM files but not at the start of the PROTECTION files, making the visualization of the text stream subject to the interpretation of the particular editor or reader application you are using.


    So, someone chose a different file open method when writing the protection files than whoever coded the writing of the mbam files (IMHO)>

  2. Hi all,


    I began this journey with a post about non-printable characters in the log file which I personally think is just a bug in the Malwarebytes programming as this occurs only in the IP blocking logs and not in the file scan logs. See the attachments in the post for examples.


    In the above discussion I was directed here as there were "many things" going on with this computer.  The various log file are attached:






    mbam-log-2014-02-07 (14-24-39).txt



    the response in the previous discussion was "you have some services failing as well as some PUP that need some attention" and I was directed here.


    I am running the PRO version build date 4/4/2013.

  3. Why to al my log entries have non-printable characters between the characters in the log messages? This is REALLY inconvenient, as I need to copy and paste occasionally from this log file.  Example:


    �2�0�1�4�/�0�2�/�0�7� �1�2�:�2�1�:�1�3� �-�0�6�0�0� �C�O�R�P� �R� �I�P�-�B�L�O�C�K� �9�3�.�1�1�5�.�8�2�.�5�4� �(�T�y�p�e�:� �o�u�t�g�o�i�n�g�,� �P�o�r�t�:� �5�5�8�1�5�,� �P�r�o�c�e�s�s�:� �r�u�b�y�w�.�e�x�e�)�


  4. What I found hilarious was that I just left a forum where a member was afraid to post about bittorrent, while seeing ethics jokes being posted here by administrators. Whether funny or not, leave the company as well as the individual wide open legally.

  5. Is there a reason you're implying I would be banned for discussing this topic?


    I did not do anything wrong or against the rules. I am not talking in a provocative or aggresive manner, I just wanted to discuss something. Sorry if it bothered you.


    Having heard directly from people who lived through the Nazi's in the 1930's, I can only OMG, what is happening in America?  Unless someone is vulgar to the extreme, I suggest instead that moderators use the problems they see as teaching opportunities.


    Of course, that implies the behavioral knowledge is there to teach.  Let us hope it is.

  6. SOLVED: Two ways:


    1) Use the /minimized switch on the command line

    FInd the Malwarebytes shortcut in the START menu > right-click Properties > Shortcut tab > Change the TARGET to add /minimized after the closing quote.


    2) Use the Windows run minimized feature for any application:

    FInd the Malwarebytes shortcut in the START menu > right-click Properties > Shortcut tab > Change the RUN option to minimized.


    Don't worry, if the scan is automatic (flash scan) it will run minimized

    but if you launched it manually, the menu will pop-up as usual to ask what kind of scan you are running (e.g. "quick scan").

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