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  1. Please note that a few Vista SP2 users like Pim, dinosaur, etc. who tried to install the May 2019 Patch Tuesday Windows Server 2008 updates KB4499149 (Monthly Rollup ) or KB4499180 (Security Only) have reported issues like failed updates and BSODs in the AskWoody.com thread MS-DEFCON 3: Get Windows XP, Win7 and Associated Servers Patched. Woody is currently suggesting <here> that "If you’re running Vista, hang tight. Looks like Microsoft forgot to document that one." I'd advise that Vista SP2 users monitor that AskWoody thread for further feedback or at least make sure they create a full system image with imaging software like Macrium Reflect Free before applying these May 2019 Windows Server 2008 updates just in case they cause problems. I've decided to wait a bit longer to see if Microsoft eventually revises the MS TechNet article Prevent a Worm by Updating Remote Desktop Services (CVE-2019-0708) and includes links in that article to a security patch designed specifically for Vista SP2. Microsoft posted five special out-of-band security updates for NSA-leaked exploits for Vista SP2 on the Microsoft Update Catalog after this OS reached its end of extended support (see the MS Answers thread More Shadow Brokers Exploits Patched June 2017 for Win XP and Vista) and I'm hoping they'll release a similar out-of-band patch for this Remote Desktop Services (known as Terminal Services in older OSs like Vista SP2) vulnerability in the next few days. In the mean time I've gone to Control Panel | System and Maintenance | System | Remote Settings and confirmed that Remote Assistance is disabled on my Vista SP2 system. ------------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.2.22 * Malwarebytes Free v3.5.1-1.0.365
  2. Has anyone tried reinstalling FF ESR v52.9.0 today with a new installer downloaded from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ ? I was curious if the v52.9.0 installer from this download page now includes the updated certificate. I just checked the 32-bit installer on their FTP site at https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-US/ and it looks like it hasn't been updated since 25-Jun-2018. Just an FYI that Forum Moderator philipp posted instructions today in the Firefox forum thread “Add-ons disabled” problem in Firefox 52.9.0 ESR (32-bit) for Windows XP for manually importing the updated certificate into FF ESR v52.9.0 (the legacy version for Win XP and Vista) that fixed the problem in my own browser. Here are the general steps: Download the updated certificate addons-public-intermediate.crt from https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-release/raw-file/tip/security/apps/addons-public-intermediate.crt (link is external). In Firefox, go to Tools | Options | Advanced | Certificates | View Certificates, click Import, and select the downloaded addons-public-intermediate.crt file. Click OK in the pop-up dialog box (i.e., do not check any check boxes). You will see a new certificate listed for Mozilla Corporation named signingca1.addons.mozilla.org (see attached image). Enter the advanced configuration settings (type about:config in the address bar) and search for app.update.lastUpdateTime.xpi-signature-verification. Right-click this setting and choose Reset from the context menu. Re-start Firefox. If you previously implemented the temporary workaround and changed xpinstall.signatures.required to FALSE in about:config, remember to change this setting back to TRUE after importing the updated certificate. My understanding that this is a permanent fix but this procedure will likely have to be repeated if you re-install / refresh your FF ESR v52.9.0 browser at some point in the future. ------------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.2.22 * Malwarebytes Free v3.5.1-1.0.365
  3. The latest available announcements on this topic are now being posted on the public Mozilla Add-ons Blog at Update Regarding Add-ons in Firefox, which confirms that the automated fix being rolled out via the Shield Studies feature does not apply to FF ESR (extended support release) editions, since the Shield Studies feature is not included in FF ESR editions: The following workaround for Firefox ESR has been suggested in many forums. Type about:config in your address bar and click I Accept the Risk when you see the warning This might void your warranty!. Then search for xpinstall.signatures.required and double-click the setting to temporarily change the value from TRUE to FALSE . Once a permanent fix is announced for Firefox ESR users can go back into their configuration settings and double-click xpinstall.signatures.required to toggle the value back to the default TRUE. See the Mozilla support article Add-on Signing in Firefox for more information about this configuration setting. I tried this in my Firefox ESR v52.9.0 (the legacy version for Win XP and Vista) and Tools | Add-ons | Extensions now shows a warning for Adblock Plus and my other extensions (“<extension name> could not be verified for use in Firefox. Proceed with caution.“) but they're all enabled again and functioning normally. ------------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.2.22 * Malwarebytes Free v3.5.1-1.0.365
  4. Never mind, then. I just assumed this was a bug Malwarebytes might be able to fix on their end after reading MAXBAR1's 14-Mar-2019 thread Problems with Mail Notification of the Forum on iPhone about issues reading forum auto-notifications with iOS Mail (but not MacOS Mail). I can try adding noreply@invisioncloudcommunity.com to my Safe Senders list. That might be safer than turning off my default Junk E-Mail rules altogether. -------------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.2.22 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.36
  5. AlexSmith / David H. Lipman: That would be reasonable if all auto-notifications from Malwarebytes were being flagged as spam, but how does one explain why every notification for replies by MB employee LiquidTension arrive as expected in my Inbox, while every notification for replies by the OP DSperber are flagged as a phishing scam? Both these users are posting in the same thread Win7 freeze, Event ID 36887 from "scan file system" . This behaviour started about five days ago. If this was a problem with my Windows Mail program I would a) expect e-mails from sources other than Malwarebytes to be incorrectly flagged as phishing scams, and/or b) all e-mail notifications from Malwarebytes Forums <noreply@invisioncloudcommunity.com> to be flagged as a phishing scam. Neither of those things is happening. And just to clarify, I'm not using the standalone Windows Live Mail program that Microsoft discontinued a few years ago. I'm using the Windows Mail program that's built in to my (now unsupported) Vista SP2 OS. ---------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.2.22 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  6. I don't know if this is related to the problem already report by MAXBAR1 <here>, but I'm subscribed to the thread Win7 freeze, Event ID 36887 from "scan file system" and every time the original poster (OP) DSperber posts a reply in this thread the auto-notification is flagged by my e-mail program (Win Vista's built-in Windows Mail) as a phishing scam and moved from my Inbox to my Junk E-mail folder. When Malwarebytes staffer LiquidTension replies in that thread the auto-notification land in my Inbox without a problem. All notifications are being sent from Malwarebytes Forums <noreply@invisioncloudcommunity.com> and I can't see anything in my Safe Senders / Blocked Senders list in my local email client that would cause notifications from the OP (or something in their user profile like a signature) to be flagged as a phishing scam. The only difference I can see is that LiquidTension uses a custom image for the badge in their user profile, while the image for DSperber's profile is auto-generated by the forum software. ---------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.2.22 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  7. Hi Davidtoo: The Malwarebytes support article Kaspersky's Rootkit Scan and Malwarebytes for Windows Web Protection Issue that exile360 references states in part: I assume the workaround posted in that support article will stop your "Suspicious action was blocked" messages for MBAMService.exe , but at the end of the day you'll have to decide for yourself if you want to disable both Advanced Disinfection Technology and rootkit scanning in Kaspersky in order to have a working Web Protection module in Malwarebytes. ---------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.1.8 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  8. Hi Davidtoo: Further to exile360's comment, if disabling Kaspersky Safe Money solves the problem, one other test you can try is to leave Kaspersky Safe Money enabled but disable the Web Protection module in Malwarebytes Premium. I've seen Malwarebytes Web Protection cause similar conflicts and server connection problems with my Norton security software - see my thread MB v3.2.2 Web Protection Still Blocks Norton Automatic LiveUpdates. I have a lifetime (perpetual) license for Malwarebytes Premium but I've deactivated my MB Premium license and am currently using Malwarebytes Free as an on-demand manual scanner because of these conflicts. One other possibility is a conflict with Kaspersky's Advanced Disinfection Technology. You might want to look at Malwarebytes employee dcollins' post # 16 in danielfcoelho's September 2018 thread MBAM Issues with Kaspersky. This Kaspersky user was seeing similar blocks for MBAMService.exe (according to Google Translate, the translation for the Portuguese phrase "a ativadade suspeita foi bloqueda / ler memoria de outros processos" is "Suspicious activity was blocked / Read memory from other processes") and dcollins stated: ---------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.1.8 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  9. Hi Davidtoo: I don't use Kaspersky, but can you view the details of those logged "Suspicious action was blocked" events to see if your Malwarebytes Service (MBAMService.exe) was trying to access your firewall? The exclusions listed in the Malwarebytes support article Malwarebytes for Windows Antivirus Exclusions List notes that MBAMService.exe must be able to contact the domains keystone.mwbsys.com and sirius.mwbsys.com, and I'm wondering if Kaspersky's firewall (or perhaps some sort of built-in web browsing protection) is blocking MBAMService.exe when it tries to access Malwarebytes' backend servers to perform background checks for product updates, etc. ---------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.1.8 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  10. Kudos to AdvancedSetup for pointing out the Preview button on the editor toolbar (don't know why I didn't notice that before!!) but I have to agree that it's very frustrating that "regular" users can't edit their posts in this forum. If users who have safely posted a certain number of posts (e.g., after their first 50 or 100 posts without being reported to Forum Mods) and have had an active account for over one year were given edit privileges, would spammers still try to circumvent that scenario? I suppose there are a few fake tech support companies and other spammers who might create a new account and then leave it dormant for over a year, but on balance I can't imagine there are many spammers who would bother to do this.
  11. Hi exile360: I'm still confused. The Malwarebytes support article Malwarebytes for Windows Antivirus Exclusions List (last updated 14-Feb-2019) you referenced above states that the correct path to the .sys drivers is C:\Windows\Sysnative\drivers\ for 64-bit Windows and C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ for 32-bit Windows. However, the exclusion list in post # 7 (subtitled "Malwarebytes 3.0 Files To Be Added to AV Exclusions List") of the FAQ Malwarebytes 3 - Frequently Asked Questions pinned at the top of this board doesn't make any reference to the path C:\Windows\Sysnative\drivers\ for 64-bit Windows. Is the information in the FAQ pinned at the top of this board (last updated 28-Jul-2017) out-of-date, and if so could you please raise this discrepancy with your contacts at Malwarebytes? I've always directed users to the exclusion list in the FAQ and told them to use C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ as the path to the .sys drivers, regardless of whether they have a 32-bit or 64-bit OS. If that's wrong then I imagine there are many users with 64-bit Windows who are not using the correct path to the .sys drivers in their exclusion list. ---------- 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.1.8 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  12. Hi AlexSmith: I see an error code 2S328/1 when I try to download the mbst-grab-results.zip file (posted 11-May-2018) I attached in post # 19 of my thread MB v3.2.2 - SystemTray Icon Missing After mbamtray.exe APPCRASH. Sorry, but I couldn't find any newer examples of a mbst-grab-results.zip I posted in one of my own threads in the Malwarebytes 3 Support Forum board where I was the thread's original poster (OP). I had to deactivate my MB Premium v3.5.1 license several months ago because of ongoing conflicts between the MB Web Protection / Self-Protection modules and my Norton real-time protection, and MB v3.5.1 is now in "maintenance mode" for Win XP and Vista (i.e., no further bug fixes for Component Package v1.0.365 are expected), so I rarely request assistance in this forum any more. ------------ 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8 * MB Free v3.5.1.2522-1.0.365
  13. Hi AlexSmith: Is this a new policy? I've never had problems downloading .ZIP files from the Malwarebytes 3 Support Forum board until recently, and as I mentioned in post # 3, I can no longer download my own mbst-grab-results.zip files I've attached in older threads where I'm the original poster. Thanks for posting a alternate link to the Malwarebytes_2.1.8_SSE2_Hotfix.zip file, but I don't need that file. I only mentioned this example in 3deal's thread Malwarebytes 3 Not Working with Win XP (No SSE2 Processor) because the Malwarebytes employess and Trusted Advisors posting in that thread had no idea why "standard" user 3deal was getting an error message when they tried to download that .ZIP file. I'm not overly concerned if my .ZIP file download errors are due to an intentional policy change, but many of your own employees don't seem aware that "standard" users can't use the links they're posting for .ZIP files. ------------ 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8
  14. Just an FYI that user 3deal reported a similar error code: 2S119/1 in their thread Malwarebytes 3 Not Working with Win XP (No SSE2 Processor) when they tried to download the zipped file Malwarebytes_2.1.8_SSE2_Hotfix.zip file attached in separate replies by both Malwarebytes employee Ried and Trusted Advisor Porthos. I tried downloading the same Malwarebytes_2.1.8_SSE2_Hotfix.zip from their links and got my usual error code: 2C171/1 as shown in post # 3. Has anyone confirmed this problem is caused by a restricted user permission for "standard" users? I noticed that 3deal and I both have unsupported operating systems and/or 32-bit browsers, but I don't know why that would be relevant if I can still download .ZIP files attached to replies in this Forum Announcements & Feedback board and only see this error when downloading from the links in the Malwarebytes 3 Support Forum board. ------------ 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8
  15. Just an aside that I reported a similar error when I try to download any attached .ZIP file in this Malwarebytes 3 Support Forum board - see my 09-Feb-2019 threadCan't Download .ZIP Files Attached to Replies . I'm still waiting for feedback from one of the Malwarebytes employees. ------------ 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.1.8
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