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  1. @ Gonzo Your suggestion to Frequently Asked Questions is a very good one. - I could not find (see) FAQs before creating this thread ... I must have been having a boy look ------------------------------ @ David H Lipman Excellent summary ... thank you
  2. @ celee My apologies for not thanking you for your very helpful reply on 5-Feb-2015 (6 months ago) - RSS is not my favorite ... I forget to look ... but I can live with RSS Thank you for your
  3. What is the difference between MBAE and MBAM ? MBAE is a shield for specific apps ? MBAM heuristic activity detection ? Have Bitdefender Internet Security 2015, but its hard to determine specific anti-exploit features, if any?. Would appreciate some guidance for a noobie ... thank you
  4. I would like to suggest a periodic (weekly?) emailed blog from Malwarebytes to cover all aspects of malware - not just Anti-Exploit but all news that might be helped by Malwarebytes products Occasionally I receive a sales email. On Friday 30-Jan-2015 I received a sales email promoting the capture of the Flash trojan. - I had spent weeks not understanding why YouTubes were suspended - Flash Player has never been reliable but the Malwarebytes "sales email" contained links to more information - now I am better informed, I hope ! How to geek send me a news/blog email at least 3 days per week - HowToGeek is the best informer (for me) of what is going on in IT plus tips etc In 2013 I decided to take more responsibility for my PC's health (2 laptops and 4 rigs) when paid gurus were stuffing up my business machines. If such a Malwarebytes "subscription" already exists ... where can I sign up ? Thank you
  5. Thanks Gonzo for your prompt reply Adware ? On VirusTotal, sensitivity to adware varies. It seems there are a lot of political decisions made by AVs and MB, whether a particular adware is a risk or not. Obviously no AV nor anti-malware can detect sneakware vs open opt-out adware. Safest for me is a virtual drive (with a clean image of the VD) and test downloads in a safe environment.. I am still agonising about establishing a dedicated virtual drive for emails and browsing. Then I can keep my host drive clean. I hope!
  6. @ Gonzo I have a few questions ... How is MB better at capturing a new virus than a proven high-performing AV program ? - AV Compartives has been my yard stick for years. Are you saying MB do a better job of identifying a new virus and quicker to add to the MB database ... ? -OR- does MB capture new virus' in a different way to AV programs. ? Are you implying MB captures virus even if it is not on the MB data base. ? - so at some stage MB remove old virus IDs from the MB data base to make room for new ones, else the MB data base will become very bloated (slow) ?
  7. Thanks 1PW for the clarifications I will now uninstall Malwarebytes with Revouninstaller >> reboot >> scan with CCleaner and verify each item before deleting >> ... Reboot >> install Malwarebytes to the default folder as suggested by MB install wizard. Thanks again for your patience and support Regards the-bald-one
  8. Hi 1PW I always use Revouninstaller ... (MS "Add Remove Programs" is rather weak.) - followed by CCleaner scan (never a blanket "remove") ... and a tedious one-by-one cross check of all items - unsure items I white-listed in CCleaner Q1: mbam-clean- is not as thorough as Revouninstaller ? Q2: Do you mean live Malwarebytes monitors installs ? ... or what is the "tested" about ? ---------- :blush: My system restores are hap-hazard .. mostly generated by CCleaner ... and occasionally manually. For every CCleaner scan, it prompts to create a RestorePoint. The last time I used CCleaner I spent 2 days (a weekend) cross-checking and deleting "dead-stuff" SO... my RPs are unreliable because of changes since the last .... experiments For the past 19 months when self-employed time permits, I have been researching and documenting ... ... Imaging , SandBoxie, restore-points, OS clean installs ... etc ... I run a very busy consulting practice (6 of us) so up until late 2012 PC health was not on my agenda. What happened in 2012? Recovering from cancer and using the PC to retrain damaged brain cells. A wake-up call in more ways than one ! Thank you 1PW ... I do appreciate your help SPECS: Toshiba Satellite C665 Free Malwarebytes Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) OEM UI:=Classic Shell Start + Classic Explorer Windows Indexing = disabled
  9. Thank you 1PW for your response My apologies for the delay, I have been away on business Before I do anything I have one concern. Each time I run the current Malwarebytes (now, after abandoning the recent update) ... the first thing I get is an alert to update. - in the meantime I am trusting VirusTotal > Malwarebytes to do "its job" I started this thread AFTER starting the update (and abandoned within the Install wizard). So I presume update files were downloaded onto my PC. Where would I find those downloaded files, and what would I need to do to remove the "update" nag (if it is not stored in my current installation folder.) I want to clean-install Malwarebytes, as you advised. I have downloaded the Malwarebytes uninstaller but I doubt it will hunt for the downloaded update files. I do not like leaving leftovers on my PC I would appreciate your expert help ... thank you
  10. Today I attempted to manually update Malwarebytes. The update install wizard suggested C:\Program Files But my existing Malwarebytes is in my preferred folder C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes When I browsed to C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes the install wizard appended \Malwarebytes Anti Malware sub folder ie, C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti Malware" BUT my existing Malwarebytes folder is "C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes" Is this (first time) \Malwarebytes Anti Malware folder a new protocol ? If I accept the "C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti Malware" path ... I will have two(?) versions of MB If I force my existing C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes ... I am concerned at the possible sabotage of MB, with all the existing program files in C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes. This is an UPDATE ! Should I uninstall my current MB ? I see no logic in adding another sub-folder to the path ... C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti Malware" - (or are MB assuming I will be adding other MB programs to my PC ?) I would prefer either ... C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes ... OR ... C:\Programs2\Malwarebytes Anti Malware Would appreciate some guidance thank you
  11. @ Gonzo +2 A good over view of the situation. Thank you for helping.
  12. All my PCs and laptops are using Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 -- to be upgraded to BIS 2014 when I get the time BIS 2013 is paid up until Feb-2015, and automatically qualifies to update to version 2014 Does Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit replace my AV ? Do I need both AV and Anti-Exploit ? - if yes ... why ? All downloads are scanned by ... 1. VirusTotal 2 Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 3. Malwarebytes (free version) I really don't know what to do. Would appreciate any advice
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