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  1. Confirming that Ransomware protection is the problem: Skype for desktop downloaded an update last night. When I pressed the button to update an error message much like those described by others further up this thread appeared. The Retry button just made the message re-appear until I disabled Ransomware protection, then the Retry button allowed the update to complete correctly.
  2. I don't remember noticing any loss of responsiveness on either of my PCs. Also I was able to manually update KeePass V2 without any problem. I downloaded the new installer, saved it and then double clicked it. As far as I remember Adobe Reader was also able to update itself from 18.011.20038 to 18.011.20040 without any problem on both PCs. So it's kind of hit and miss what works and what fails.
  3. I believe the errors I saw were that the installer could not write the new program files.
  4. So far I have had to exit from Malwarebytes in order to update: a) Skype for desktop b) Visual Studio 2017 Community to the latest versions when they prompted me that updates were available. mbst-grab-results.zip
  5. Excellent. Thank you.
  6. 1.zip 2.txt 2.zip 1.txt
  7. It's all there, nothing is missing. What are you expecting to see on the right?
  8. It's part of the nature of reviews of ANYTHING from cars to hairspray that they don't tell the whole story and that they can be biased by chance or corruption. I really don't think many people need to be reminded of this.
  9. @plb4333 For gods sake calm down, these barely understandable rants just because somebody doesn't love Malwarebytes as much as you do nothing but make you look weird.
  10. That's quite an old version you're using. You might try updating to the latest version. Im MalwareBytes go to "Settings" then "Application" and click on "Install Application Updates".
  11. 2.2 still receives regular database updates. It just doesn't have all the fancy, and troublesome, features of the latest version.
  12. Malwarebytes Premium Component=1.0.322 Update=1.0.4340 is flagging "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WERFAULT.EXE" as Trojan.ServStart on both my Windows 7 64 bit PCs. Virustotal.com finds nothing on this file. I suspect a false positive. Can you confirm?
  13. That's absolutely ancient. No versions that old were at all usable for me, they were all hopeless. Make sure all auto update options are switched on in the future.
  14. Are you supposed to exclude these Malwarebytes files and folders from scanning by the other AV software or to tell the other AV software not to scan files as these MalwareBytes programs access them? Or both?
  15. Panic over. I rebooted and cmd.exe is available again.
  16. I ran a for loop from the cmd propmt to run the optipng program on a directory of *.PNG files and Malwarebytes 3.3.1 has now marked cmd.exe as ransomware. WTF am I supposed to do now? (I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit)
  17. I believe these weird loopback addresses 127.42.x.x are something to do with nmap and npcap for Windows (see https://nmap.org ). So if anyone else sees this weird behaviour check if you have nmap (or zenmap) or npcap installed and try uninstalling them. I was testing nmap on Windows and something went wrong and suddenly these weird addresses are popping up upexpectedly including in the results of nslookup of some domains! So I used System Restore to go back to before I installed nmap and npcap and things returned to normal.
  18. If your IP sometimes changes you can be given an IP that somebody else was recently using (possibly unwittingly) to do something nasty, such as, for instance, taking part in a DDoS attack. Some services try and block such IPs. Could that be the explanation?
  19. How long is ages and ages? Is it possible you really did have loads of malware and it's just taking a long time to finish disinfecting?
  20. Modern CPUs automatically under clock themselves to prevent damage from overheating. There should be no danger of shortening the life of the CPU enough to matter to anyone except the curator of a computer museum.
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