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  1. Just an update to help any users who might have ransomware problems with Firefox or Chrome. (1) I've had no problems with ransomware since I added the following EXE files to the MBAM "Allow List": - chrome.exe - firefox.exe - plus many others as in the screenshots (2) Before adding these two files, my browser terminated abnormally 2-3 times per day. Here's how someone with my simple mind interprets the results of these tests. - Assume that the ransomware problem with the EXE files is GENUINE. - Then test (2) above is behaving correctly (assuming that thro
  2. This post reports the same exactly the same MBAM issue with Firefox as my other recent post, which refers to Chrome: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/261606-mbam-persistently-finds-ransomware-in-chromeexe/ The above thread was closed when I said that I had no more problems. In fact, the problem re-occurred later with Chrome, so I've changed my browser to Firefox. (I've been planning to change to FF even before this MBAM isssue.) But now exactly the same problem has occurred with FF, hence this new post. I've already done the work, so this post is only for record purposes to
  3. Hi @AdvancedSetup I haven't had any recurrence of the issue since I ran the ESET online scanner, as mentioned in a previous post. However, previous occurrences have been so random that I wouldn't draw any conclusions yet. Previously, I could have 3 occurrences in one day, then nothing for several days. Anyway I've taken the opportunity and the excuse to assess a long-planned migration from Chrome to Firefox. Both browsers have been running side by side so that I can emulate the Chrome look-and-feel in FF. After that has been completed, I can't see any reason to continue ru
  4. Null problemo. My fault entirely. Here are some comments, from reading line-by-line through the above link. I'm too frightened to use Google Sync. Everything is done manually on different devices. Before all the recommended cleanup operations, that message did appear. It was on my ToDo list. The message no longer appears. BTW: There were three abnormal terminations of chrome.exe during the "waiting period" between last Tuesday and yesterday. I think I should now wait and see whether the combined assault by ESET and KV
  5. I was unaware until today that you had responded to my post of last Tuesday. My post was at the foot of page 1. Your almost immediate response was at the top of page 2 - so I missed it completely . My bad. I was too polite to prod for a response. Anyway, while I was "waiting for a response", I ran ESET online scanner. No problems: ESET scanned about 80,000 files in 2 and a half hours. No threats. KVRT ran for 7 minutes and found nothing: Thanks.
  6. I have updated my Windows configuration since my last post. Based on your comment, I've uninstalled Classic Shell and replaced with Open Shell from Github. I have updated Adobe Flash (no McAfee).
  7. For SFC /SCANNOW, the CBS.log file is attached. --- The following DOS command produces no files: SFC /SCANNOW offlogfile --- The message was: - The operation completed successfully. CBS.txt
  8. Sorry for all the hassle. Here are the results: --------------- Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag. ---------- Thanks for all help so far.
  9. Is it possible to pipe the results into a txt file, or do I simply drag and mark in white then copy-paste? The problem with the second is that sometimes stuff at the ends of lines gets dropped
  10. New info: MBAM runs an automatic scan at the first laptop activity of each day - irrespective of whether the first activity was a boot or a recovery from hibernation. That scan has never produced any adverse notifications. Done. Did not exist. Created. Home. Local account. Most of the diagnostic info below here means nothing to me. I've commented on anything that I recognize. This was updated a couple of days ago. Hovering over the sys tray icon shows "Updated". This seems to be a process that allows
  11. Here are the steps that I implemented: - Launched the Farbar site. - Click the "Download" button for the 64-bit version. - Wait for the normal download dialog to appear, in order to specify the download location. The dialog never appeared. - I then noticed that Chrome had terminated abnormally. - The MBAM popup message appeared: - I rebooted. (After a ransomware stoppage, Chrome can't be restarted without a reboot.) - Launched Chrome within Sandboxie. - Launch the Farbar site - Click the "Download Now" button for 64 bits. Save to deskto
  12. Correct. (But as mentioned in my OP, I shut down every night, and reboot the next morning.)
  13. . I restarted my computer on the day of my last post (7 Jul). I've had no problems until an hour ago. Chrome terminated abnormally when I was visiting this site: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries I'm not blaming that site. I've visited it several times per day since February. I'm simply forestalling the usual helpdesk question: "What were you doing at the time of the incident?" Some further info. For a few weeks I've had MBAM notifications stating that a site was blocked from installing ransomware. But Chrome was not terminated. I had a look in MBA
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