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  1. I haven't seen it any more after that above mentionet occasion, but I'll cap it if it happens again at some point. EDIT: I just noticed Firefox displays "Notifications blocked" icon next to HTTPS:// icon in URL bar, could that have something to do with this if the pause symbol looking thing had something to do with notification blocking on the site?
  2. I'm not sure if you don't know what I mean or the other way around. To be more specific, when this occured and I was watching the name of the tab, on the left there was the M logo of MBAM company, next to it was pause symbol looking thing and to it's right was the name of the forum thread that was open in the tab, and the symbol between MBAM logo and the thread's name was also visible when I checked the browser history, but disappeared when I clicked the thread open again from there. I'm not sure what any of this would have to do with loading of images, nor being optical illusion.
  3. Thanks, glad to know this! I guess Winstock & Tracing key cleaning is also some harmless thing Adwcleaner regularly does during Cleanup?
  4. I did a new forum thread just a while ago, and after posting it I noticed the Firefox showed a bold pause symbol (two vertical thick lines) in the tab's name next to MBAM symbol of the forum site, which also appeared when I checked my browser history of recently viewed sites, but it disappeared from the tab name when I clicked the site open. I haven't visited this forum in a long while so I wonder if that's because of some sort of new feature?
  5. I installed Adwcleaner few days ago and have kept it since I heard it can be casually used to occasionally scan pc every now and then since it shouldn't disturb actively running antivirus or anything. I've noticed though that whenever a scan ends and the program turns out with report showing the pc is clean, the program still switches "Scan" button to "Clean" button. Though I'm not sure if it has began to just do that or I haven't simply payed attention to it before. but I wonder if it's natural for Adwcleaner to do that. I decided to press "Clean", and after Adwcleaner succesfully rebooted my PC it turned out following kind of report: # AdwCleaner - Logfile created on Thu Sep 21 20:19:59 2017 # Updated on 2017/29/08 by Malwarebytes # Running on Windows 10 Home (X64) # Mode: clean # Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support ***** [ Services ] ***** No malicious services deleted. ***** [ Folders ] ***** No malicious folders deleted. ***** [ Files ] ***** No malicious files deleted. ***** [ DLL ] ***** No malicious DLLs cleaned. ***** [ WMI ] ***** No malicious WMI cleaned. ***** [ Shortcuts ] ***** No malicious shortcuts cleaned. ***** [ Tasks ] ***** No malicious tasks deleted. ***** [ Registry ] ***** No malicious registry entries deleted. ***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] ***** No malicious Firefox entries deleted. ***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] ***** No malicious Chromium entries deleted. ************************* ::Tracing keys deleted ::Winsock settings cleared ::Additional Actions: 0 ************************* I was personally left wonder what "::Tracing keys deleted" and "::Winsock settings cleared" mean. I also did a test scan with Adwcleaner after reboot an "Scan" button still turns into "Clean" button even with scan report showing my machine being clean.
  6. Hello again! Just to be sure my slip with Farbar didn't mess up anything, I decided to perform additional scan and insert newer logs to the post. Addition.txt FRST.txt
  7. Sorry about long description, but I want to give all the info I can for someone who coud help me with this. Yesterday evening I noticed MBAM premium trial version (installed automatically with newest version update) giving few similar notifications of "Malicious website blocked", but all the report showed was an IP address being blocked instead of a webpage (and all I had open when these notifications first began to spam was Youtube. The IP address was similar to the IP of my PC and our Samsung television that has an internet connection, minus the last number (my PC IP ends with .100, but the blocked IP endded with .102, which Avast showed me when I did WLAN scan. So the blocked IP apparently belonged to my local area network. My father had a theory that my PC was somehow picking up one of our home media devices trying to connect to our router's signal, since in the past (before having MBAM premium trial) there was at some point a new device in my "This computer" folder with my main disk drives that had device info in it matching with our set-up box, and this device has later remoed itself from the folder it seems. I did MBAM and Avast scans on the same evening these notifications started to appear and scans came out clean. However, today soon after turned on my PC, the same notifications began to spam even more continuing on to do so for every few hours, and by the evening my MBAM premium has came up with 190 alert reports for the IP address. Also, unlike yesterday evening, some reports showed the file trying to apparently connect to the IP MBAM blocked being System32\scvhost.exe file, and it had different number in "Port" portion. I imported one sample of both reports as textfiles (attaching them to the post). After I mentioned the incident to people on MBAM subreddit, one folk told me the issue could be adware/browser exploit trying to reroute my browser and encouraged me to do scan with Adwcleaner. I went and downloaded the software from toolslib.net (where I got directed from offical malwarebytes.com) and ran a scan, and it didn't find anything form my machine. I also checked browser exctentions for both Firefox and Chrome (though I barely use the latter, but just to be sure) without noticing anything abnormal. However, what the person on reddit told me made me rather worried, so I decided to see if someone here could help me out, and I ran Farbar scan (though when I started it I went and clicked "Scan" while the software was checking for updates. It seemingly completed the scan normally, but I wonder if it messed anything up), I've inserted the logs below. I haven't recieved MBAM notifications in few hours now. However, my MBAM Premium trial is about to expire (the software says it ends "today" but I'm not sure about the exact time) so obviously I'll stop getting these notifications after that. But nonetheless I want to see if there is indeed something nasty in my system like the person on reddit said or if it's some sort of false positive launched by some WLAN device in our household like my dad theorized. Addition.txt FRST.txt mbamreport.txt mbamreport2.txt
  8. I installed newer MBAM 3.0.6 and got automatic premium trial with it. Today just a while ago I got "website blocked" notification for the first time, but it seemed to be targeted towards Skype. I checked the list of reports and it had three identical reports with exact same date and timing. Apparently whatever was blocked was from skype.exe. It also had an IP addres which doesn't belong to me or my household's router: IP: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe False positive maybe? What's confusing is that on the MBAM menu it showed it ha 6 instanes of realtime protection detecions, but these three reports where the only ones on the report list from this past week Iäve used premium trial.
  9. Ok thanks for the info! One rather wacky thing I notice whats that when I checked my browser history, newly inserted "Malwarebytes Forums" had some sort of bolded pause button (two thick vertical lines) at the beginning of the website title and was, but it disappeared once I reopened it. Probably some sort of bug?
  10. I entered the forum today after few weeks and I noticed the domain was blocked by Noscript, even though I remember whitelisting it. Then I checked my browser history noticed the forum domain I had switched from ".org" to ".com". Was domain change like this indeed performed at some point?
  11. So yeah, I noticed MBAE icon suddenly disappearing from the right of my taskbar. Also did the desktop shortcut and I cannot locate it's folder in Program Files either. So it seems the application just uninstalled without any trace. The only thing I can recall is installing new Malwarebytes 3.0.6 with automatic premium trial into my PC. I heard from reddit users that 3.0.6 automatically uninstalled it. However, since it is still premium trial version since I just installed it, should/could I reinstall AE after trial expires?
  12. Those two settings have been on during the time while I've had this issue.
  13. My reinstalled MBAE worked fine until this morning when it once again didn't give any "Browser is now protected" notification or didn't update it's logs and I had to log out and in on m Windows 10 user again to get it to work.
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