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  1. treed

    Beta / Release Version

    Without more information, I'm guessing that some of those are probably cache files, and the others appear to be from the older Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software. If you're still seeing the Malwarebytes app in the Applications folder, though, I can't explain that. It should be removed.
  2. Malwarebytes for Mac 3.7 is no longer in beta, and has been released officially. If you haven't yet gotten and update notification for the non-beta version, you can force an update check: Open the Malwarebytes app and click Settings If necessary, click the General tab in the Settings window Turn on Beta Application Updates Close the Settings window Choose Check for Updates from the Malwarebytes menu Install the offered update Thanks to those who participated in the beta and provided feedback! Your input is valued.
  3. treed

    Beta / Release Version

    Did you download and install the current release installer? If so, what are you seeing that indicates that you're using the beta? Be aware that we have released 3.7 officially now, so if it's just that you're still on a 3.7 release, that's because it's no longer a beta. If it actually says it's a beta in the About window, that will be another story.
  4. It's a little more complex than just comparing with a database, as there can be some complex search conditions in some cases. There's also a new feature in Malwarebytes for Mac 3.7 that provides some new process blocking technology.
  5. You're right that we don't have any kind of suspicious activity monitoring yet, and a big reason for that is the potential for false positives. It's a bit difficult to get the average Mac user to install security software to begin with, because they've been told for so long that "Macs don't get viruses." (And they often still do today.) One of the worst things antivirus software can do is make a nuisance of itself, detecting things it shouldn't and wreaking havoc on the system. We're definitely looking for techniques for doing behavioral detections on macOS, but want to be sure we get it right. For now, all ransomware for macOS was an utter failure, so it doesn't seem anyone's too eager to repeat the attempt. Ransomware has a brief window to infect systems, and only a handful of the owners of those systems will actually pay the ransom. The more machines you infect the better, so Windows, with its higher market share, is a much juicier target. I don't anticipate there ever being a significant ransomware problem on macOS, unless the market share shifts significantly. Just keep a good, up-to-date set of backups. If something changes in the future, and you get hit with ransomware, just erase the hard drive, restore from a backup, and go on about your business.
  6. Is this happening with all your Google searches, or with some specific links that are part of some searches? This does not look like the results of malware or adware. It looks like the results of a bad link turning up in the search, which does happen sometimes, and that link is being blocked by something (though I can't say what). Can you provide an example of a URL that shows this behavior?
  7. Good! We found a bug where the engine was scanning more files than it should have been in some cases, so that means the fix is working.
  8. I'd say that it's differently constrained. We've had our share of issues with the Amazon store as well.
  9. That's actually already in the instructions, in step 3. https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2634
  10. We do have a version of the software on Amazon, but the user base there is much smaller. We also can't distribute our app through a website, as sideloading apps is a potentially dangerous activity that we advise against. It would be a bit hypocritical to advise against it, but require our users to do it.
  11. Recently, Google changed their rules about apps that are allowed to access call and SMS permissions. These changes affected many apps, and ours was unfortunately among them. We appealed this decision, but the appeals ultimately did not go in our favor, as Google has determined that no antivirus or security apps should be allowed to use these permissions. For information on these restrictions, see: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/9047303 Note under Invalid Uses that "Anti-virus / Security" is listed as not allowed to use these permissions. We're extremely disappointed in this decision. We suspect - although this is speculation that has not been confirmed - that this is the result of some fake antivirus apps misusing those permissions, and selling or otherwise abusing the data that they were able to collect with those permissions. (This is why we can't have nice things!) For this reason, we have removed the following features from Malwarebytes for Android 3.6: Call Protection Scan links sent via SMS SMS Device Control We're sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this causes, and we're exploring future options regarding these features. At the time of this writing, Malwarebytes for Android 3.6 is being metered out slowly to a small percentage of users (as we do with all new releases), so don't be surprised if you don't see the update to 3.6 yet.
  12. treed

    TotalAV registered as PUP

    If you want to debate the results of AV testing of Malwarebytes for Windows, you're welcome to do so, but please take that elsewhere. You're hijacking someone else's topic with an unrelated question.
  13. If you're using an old 3.0 installer, that may be part of the problem. The software is up to 3.6, soon to be 3.7. Can you try with the current installer, downloaded from here? https://malwarebytes.com/mac-download
  14. I checked out that installer. It's definitely a Genieo variant, and it would be blocked by some new technology in Malwarebytes for Mac 3.7 (which is currently in beta). However, it doesn't seem to actually install anything on the system at this point. Usually, these kinds of installers will download the primary payload, and they quit working when that payload is taken down, which is what I'm guessing has happened here. So, it looks like there's nothing to be worried about. However, that's simply luck in timing. Please keep this in mind and avoid these kinds of crack apps in the future, as they are one of the top ways people get their Macs infected.
  15. Neither of the links you posted (which I have removed) will give a download of this crack at this point. The downloads just go to 404 pages. Do you have a copy of the downloaded crack that you can provide? If so, either post it on the forum page that alvarnell recommended or send it to me privately via direct message. (You can send me a direct message by clicking my name or avatar at left, then clicking the Message button.)

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