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  1. Thanks. That's a decent work-around. Although my personal laptop is an unlikely target, it would be a big hassle if I got hit. So I've decided live with the small I/O speed penalty (like I have for Meltdown and Spectre).
  2. Update - Frequent popup windows nagging about "Real-Time Protection turned off" won't work for me.
  3. The exclude a folder or an application that connects to the internet, did not seem to have any effect on my system. Turning ransom ware protection off stopped Malwarebytes from consuming useless CPU. There is a side-effect of a pop-up warning about dangers. But I can live with that. Thanks for a solution that will work for me.
  4. The exclude executable an folder did not seem to have any effect on my system. Turning ransom ware protection off stopped Malwarebytes from consuming useless CPU with the side-effect of a pop-up warning about dangers. The resulting UI warning isn't helpfull, but I can live with that. Thanks for the solution (turning off ransom ware detection).
  5. Is there a way to exclude/white-list Macrium Reflect? I only do image backups from an ID with Admin privileges. If there is not a way to exclude Macrium Reflect 7 using Settings, can Malwarebytes be suspended/shutdown before and restored after via a script (hopefully Python)?
  6. Since this thread appears to have completed, here is my suggestion: Please remove the NABP list from your list of blocked websites. The NABP list has nothing to do with malware. Thank you, Dan
  7. OK, I may have read the other reasons, but cannot recall them, and was not able to find the answer with a simple google search. Can you point to, or help me find all of the reasons why a website is blocked?
  8. OK, fair enough - we disagree. I'm not trying to side with anyone. I personally think that it is a mistake for malware protection software to block internet access based on a list that has nothing to do with malware.
  9. David, Please let's not become adversaries. I think I fully understood your point about online drug purchases - that they can be risky, even dangerous, and occasionally VERY DANGEROUS. There is something you probably don't know. I originally posted on the False Positive forum and an Administrator (Ron) suggested I move my questions to a general forum, where the FP rules did not apply (on the FP forum, users are prevented from replying directly to other users so that the responses only come vetted, and official, posters). So an honest question: What do you think is the best way for Malwarebytes to handle this? I'm not trying to put you on the spot. A very valid answer might be some version of - I really don't care. Or you could have a firm specific opinion on using NABP's blacklist. Or you could start your own topic. Or ... I honestly do not want this topic to degenerate into a war of words with any one. Sincerely, Dan
  10. David - OK. But the issue I tried to raise was very specific. Why are websites being blocked based on the NABP blacklist. I personally think that having Malwarebytes block all prescription selling websites would be a major, and unwelcome, change of direction. So if not all, which? To me the answer is these sites should be treated by Malwarebytes like any other. If they have malware, or a history of it, block them. If not, don't.
  11. David, It appears that you feel that NABP is a more valid site for vetting than CIPA.com or PharmacyChecker.com. Why?
  12. Here's a parody that may clarify my objection to blocking sites based on NABP's (self-serving) blacklist: Marketwire Press Release Today, Hewlett-Packard announced a new program to protect printer customers from Internet printer websites that sell sub par HP Printer replacement cartridges. HP Printers are developed in parallel with genuine HP Printer Cartridges to provide the optimal mix of reliability, quality, service and price. Customers are being mislead by distributors of inferior printer cartridges. These distributors try to sell cartridges that are good-enough. In some cases these sellers actually assert that their inferior products are equivalent to genuine HP Printer Cartridges. Nothing could be further from the truth. HP has collaborated with key HP Business Partners to form the Printer Cartridge Quality Accreditation Board (PCQAB) which will assist HP Printer customers in avoiding cartridges that are not optimal for HP Printers. The Board has worked with leading malware protection companies to block websites that appear to be out of compliance with state and federal laws or PCQAB compatibility and reliability standards, or sites that link to or refer HP Printer customers to such sites. HP Printer customers will soon enjoy a procurement environment which is much safer and more effective. Hewlett-Packard is proud to announce, that Malwarebytes has recently joined the PCQAB, and will be blocking websites that do not conform to the PCQAB's rigorous standards and distribution requirements. A Malwarebytes spokesman said that this is a win-win evolution for industry and our valued customers. HP, Malwarebytes, our Business Partners, and most importantly our Customers, all win with this announcement. ------------- Elsewhere, on Reddit, a massive thread has erupted about "Malwarebytes Becomes HP's Chief Website Censor."
  13. Paul, The only reason for sites like CIPA.com and PharmacyChecker.com is to weed out those fake/bad-drug sites. They have their own blacklists too. But they don't include reputable pharmacies that sell indentical drugs to U.S. citizens which can cost 10x as much if bought from a U.S. pharmacy.
  14. Paul, Interesting. Would you mind trying some from the following list of pharmacies? I tried the first three and they are blocked blocked by Malwarebytes for me. hxxp://www.pharmacychecker.com/online-pharmacy-ratings.asp
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