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  1. 3 hours ago, thisisu said:

    I've inquired as to why the Chrome variant isn't detected. As far as I know this is not a false positive though. You can also ignore the detection by adding it to exclusions as the detection is reviewed by the appropriate team members. (How To)

    What is the reason that it got flagged as PUP?


  2. Malwarebytes
    www.malwarebytes.com

    -Log Details-
    Scan Date: 4/5/19
    Scan Time: 8:30 PM
    Log File: 2cb3499b-5803-11e9-ba38-0862664c1ba6.json

    -Software Information-
    Version: 3.7.1.2839
    Components Version: 1.0.563
    Update Package Version: 1.0.10020
    License: Premium

    -System Information-
    OS: Windows 10 (Build 17763.379)
    CPU: x64
    File System: NTFS
    User:

    -Scan Summary-
    Scan Type: Threat Scan
    Scan Initiated By: Manual
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 285132
    Threats Detected: 1
    Threats Quarantined: 0
    Time Elapsed: 5 min, 34 sec

    -Scan Options-
    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Enabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Detect
    PUM: Detect

    -Scan Details-
    Process: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Module: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Key: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Value: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Data Stream: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folder: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    File: 1
    PUP.Optional.FFInjectExt, C:\USERS\xxxxx\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\HW6T1DE0.DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\{BEE8B1F2-823A-424C-959C-F8F76C8B2306}.XPI, No Action By User, [4709], [546469],1.0.10020

    Physical Sector: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    WMI: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     

    VT: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/6993d01b7945223460ac516d71bb73a180f414b5a48c99632768e3d7b8541456/detection

    FP sample attached below in zip folder. No password needed.

    Fix it ASAP.

    {bee8b1f2-823a-424c-959c-f8f76c8b2306}.zip


  3. I tried to go back to 1709, but Windows wouldn't let me to go back to the Build 1709. The fact is the Windows.old folder is still in my C drive. I upgraded from Build 1709 to 1803 yesterday midnight time. How I can fix this? Disk Cleanup is able to detect my Previous Windows Installation. I upgraded Build. 

    I already booted to Windows Recovery Environment. Go back to the earlier build option is available. I booted into Recovery Menu > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Go back to the previous version > I get this message: " We ran into a problem and won't be able to take you back to the previous version of Windows. Try resetting your PC instead ( Troubleshoot > Reset This PC).
     

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  4. 3 hours ago, daledoc1 said:

    Hi, @kc27:

    Adding the layer of at least MBAE Free to the elderly relative's computer would be a good idea.
    It is free and, once installed, requires essentially no interaction from the user.  It runs silently in the background to help protect against the "how" of malware infection.
    (Your AV and MBAM protect against the "what" of malware infection.)
    Windows Defender on Win10 is probably as good as any other free AV; it has its fans and detractors.  It's probably the least hands-on of the popular AVs, which may be good for your elderly relative.
    But supplementing it with anti-malware and anti-exploit protection would be a good idea.

    Here are some resources to help you make up your mind:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit in action

    Exploits: How they work and how to crush them

    MBAE FAQs

    While we respect @SloppyMcFloppy's personal opinion about MBAE's not being needed, IMHO this layer of protection would be a good idea for your elderly relative.
    (I do not work for Malwarebytes -- I am just a home user with paid licenses.)

    Having said all of that, no one program or collection of programs can protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time.  The first and last line of computer defense is the part between the chair and the keyboard.  An MS-MVP and Malwarebytes Forum expert, @quietman7, has published several exhaustive articles about "best practices" HERE. You may find some of that information handy to plan your strategy.

    I hope this helps,

    I just skim through that articles link you posted and I have to say he posted lots of information that will answer majority people questions. But it too much reading that just make me want to go sleep on my keyboard. 


  5. 3 hours ago, kc27 said:

    Two days ago I installed Anti Exploit Premium ver 1.08.1.2572 on a PC running Windows 10 Home, 64-bit 10.0, build 10586. I run Windows Defender on this computer, along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home Premium ver 2.2.1.1043.

    This morning Windows Defender is reporting that its Real-Time Protection is turned off, and that I should turn it on. Did the install Anti Exploit Premium turn off Windows Defender Real-Time Protection?

    And I guess  my bigger question is, what setting should I be using with these three applications? For example, should Windows Defender Real-Time Protection be turned off when Anti Exploit Premium is also running on a PC?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    It shouldn't hurt to run these three together since they do not conflict each other. But if you keep all your software and OS up-to-date, then you don't really don't need anti-exploit at all because exploit is less common these day like 3% threat. You will runs into malware and ransomware more often than run into exploit.   


  6. 19 hours ago, Firefox said:

    Hello and Welcome.... first off Malwarebytes is not an antivirus program, its an anti-malware program, and 230 is not that bad to be honest, depending on what MBAM may be doing at the time.

    If indeed you are a hardcore gamer, then I would assume your computer has lots of RAM, Processor, etc to be able to handle both an antivirus program as well as MBAM.  If you like you could always disable the real-time protection while playing your game simply by exiting the program from the system tray. (not really recommended though as that leaves you open to possible infections)

    My apologize, I know it antimalware but I try to edit the post but it won't let me. Yes, I am a hardcore PC gamer with i7-479k0 @ 4.5GHz and 32GB of DDR3 RAM and GTX 970, and for me I think 230MB RAM usage for not doing on demand scanning is high. I'm okay with 230MB when it doing on demand scan. Also, I'm too lazy to disable the real time protection and turn it back on after every game session. 

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