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  1. Is this document of a sensitive nature? If not, upload it to VirusTotal: https://virustotal.com Then provide a link to the VirusTotal analysis page, once it has finished uploading and analyzing the file. If it is of a sensitive nature it probably shouldn't be shared with us. Files uploaded to VirusTotal can be downloaded by anyone with a paid VirusTotal account.
  2. There is no known PDF malware capable of infecting a Mac. What makes you believe the file is infected?
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    Please try the following steps: Open the System Preferences app. Click the Network icon. In the list of network types, find Malwarebytes Privacy and select it. Click the minus (-) button at the bottom of the list to remove the Malwarebytes Privacy item. Close System Preferences and click Apply when asked if you want to apply the changes. Open Malwarebytes Privacy and use the toggle to try to turn on the connection You will be asked to add the Malwarebytes Privacy VPN configuration again. Allow it. You should get back online at that point. Once
  4. There's nothing attached. Can you provide a screenshot of the message? Also, is this truly an iOS issue (relating to iPhones or iPads), or a macOS issue?
  5. That user is created by Malwarebytes for Mac 4.8, and is removed if you uninstall the software.
  6. Just to add a little feedback here on a couple topics... With regard to e-mail protection, I honestly can't see us doing that at any point in the near future. In my opinion, the best place for e-mail protection is on the server, because then there's no concern about what kind of system the user has. (For example, on iOS, there's no such thing as an antivirus program, but you could still get an e-mail designed to trigger a zero-click or one-click vulnerability in iOS and install malware.) Further, doing e-mail protection on the Mac gets complicated, because we can't really touch Mail
  7. I'd reinforce the recommendation of an ad blocker. Browser Guard is great, as it'll do ad blocking, tracker blocking, and malicious site blocking, but there's no Safari version of it yet. I use Browser Guard in Chrome and Firefox, but Safari is my main browser of choice, and I use 1Blocker there.
  8. Gary, I've moved your post to its own topic, as you'd posted it in the iOS forum, but the screenshot shows the issue is related to Browser Guard on a desktop computer. I can duplicate the problem here, and it appears to be somehow related to the chat that pops up. I've alerted the Browser Guard team, and they'll be looking into this for you.
  9. I can't go into great detail on how the scan engine works, because we don't want to give too many details to the bad guys who might also be reading. That said, FileZilla was never the problem, it was their installer, which I see that they seem to no longer be using. That installer had adware bundled into it. Malwarebytes for Mac would block that installer from executing no matter where it was located on disk. Of course, there is always going to be new stuff that nobody detects. That's inevitable with any antivirus software. We work hard to stay on top of the bad guys, and even ahead
  10. Any kind of active scanning going on in the background is going to have some impact on battery life. I'd like to see some automatic reduction in CPU usage when on battery power at some point in the future, but can't say when that might happen yet.
  11. If you don't change the CPU usage setting, there won't be any difference between this version and the last, as far as CPU usage from the RTProtectionDaemon process. If you're having RTProtectionDaemon issues, I'd recommend throttling it down to either Medium or Low. This can cause RTP detections to happen slightly slower, but it's very slight.
  12. On a modern Mac, there's no such thing as "no activity." There's always something going on in the background, potentially a lot of something depending on what software you have installed. If the usage is still staying too high on Medium, try setting it to Low. In my personal testing, Low makes scans take longer (roughly 4x longer), but interestingly RTP detections don't seem to be hugely impacted. I was testing some stuff this morning and getting RTP detections quite quickly.
  13. Have you tried setting CPU usage to Medium or Low? If so, is it actually having an impact on energy consumption? I'm not sure that I entirely trust Big Sur's reporting there, as I've seen apps reported in the battery menu as having high energy impact when Activity Monitor did not agree.
  14. For those having CPU usage issues, please try the Malwarebytes for Mac 4.8 beta and see if changing the CPU usage setting helps. If you have feedback on the beta, please provide that over on the beta forum.
  15. @MAXBAR1 Give the Malwarebytes for Mac 4.8 beta, just released today, a try:
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