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    Antivirus based on artificial intelligence.

    Greetings, True AI doesn't actually exist yet. Products that claim the term are actually referring to things like machine learning (which Malwarebytes already has/uses in some of its components) and threat detection algorithms (also in use by Malwarebytes already for some of its detection capabilities) which are not by any real definition, Artificial Intelligence. Malwarebytes uses a combination of technologies, including those that several in the industry currently refer to as "AI" (again, not one is actually using any form of true Artificial Intelligence because it doesn't exist yet) as well as more traditional threat detection signatures (the updates), however the vast majority of signatures in use by Malwarebytes are themselves heuristic pattern signatures designed to target more than a single/specific threat, and instead are designed to target entire threat families and sometimes multiple families of threats. It's one of the reasons Malwarebytes tends to be so good at 0-hour threat detection where it is capable of detecting a new, never before seen threat without requiring a signature update to do so. Malwarebytes also uses signature-less behavior based detection methods such as those built into the Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware components of Malwarebytes which require no signatures/updates to remain effective at detecting new attacks and threats.
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    Hyper Scan missing?

    Yes, the issue is that they display this scan results screen at the end of every scan and it never gets dismissed until you click that Close X entry/button which means that if you happen to not notice it (which is rather easy to do since it's just text and doesn't even look like a legitimate control in my opinion), then you're cut off from the normal scan options/functions that are supposed to be presented on that screen. It's something I've mentioned to the team more than once and I hope that eventually they'll just do away with it or have it automatically revert to its normal appearance after a set amount of time (like 30 seconds or something) since a user can always browse their scan logs/history to find the results of their last scan anyway, which renders this screen redundant. It would be different if there were detections pending a decision from the user to decide whether or not to remove them, but it does this even for clean scans where nothing was found.
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    Change Device Name

    Greetings and welcome I found a few items that should prove useful. First, it depends on the type of device, and second it depends on the operating system you're using on your device. Now with those caveats out of the way, here are a few links which should prove helpful: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/how-to-really-change-computer-name-in-windows-10/936232bb-8765-4223-81ed-36d9153b06d0 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/295017/how-to-change-a-computer-name-join-a-domain-and-add-a-computer-descrip https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-security/how-do-i-change-the-computer-name-on-surface-pro/d40eb9df-25a0-434d-ab1b-108b0622d752 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security/how-do-i-change-the-computer-name/47dd3e8f-1dd8-4508-8c0d-b504dc12a73d I hope this helps, and if it doesn't or you need info on anything else just let us know. Thanks
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    Is Malwarebytes enough? Or do I need AV

    You're welcome It's an interesting subject and a difficult challenge to assess the performance of these products, especially with a threat landscape so varied these days with so many malware authors out there trying to develop new tricks to evade detection. Given the complexity of how Malwarebytes functions in real-time, with so many different layers of defense operating at different points in the attack chain, it makes side-by-side testing rather difficult, so to play fair they had to step aside and let the AVs have their fair shot at the threats because many of the layers in Malwarebytes operate very early in the attack chain before any actual malware binaries are even present. That's why only the results of scans were included and why they aren't showing any of the real-time threat blocks from Malwarebytes.
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    Is Malwarebytes enough? Or do I need AV

    Most of the results in the heatmap have to be from users of the free version of Malwarebytes since the Premium version would have stopped these threats and quarantined or blocked them from getting onto the system if its realtime protection was active which would prevent them from being detected by scans. It was done this way to illustrate without any doubt that the resident AV has had a chance to analyze and stop the threats being detected by Malwarebytes and to show that they just didn't and that the threat was able to get onto the system to the point where a Malwarebytes scan was able to detect it.
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    Hyper Scan missing?

    Greetings, If you click on the Scan tab, if you see the first tab and it says Scan instead of Scan Type and shows something similar to the image below then you need to click on the Close X item as highlighted in the image in red and you should then see the normal 3 scan options again: Please let us know if that resolves the issue for you or not. Thanks
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    Is Malwarebytes enough? Or do I need AV

    No, actually that map/page excludes PUPs. If it did include PUPs the results would probably be several orders of magnitude larger than what is reflected. Only actual malware detections are included, and only detections from scans, nothing from any of the real-time protection components in Malwarebytes. With regards to MRG and other tests, you have to understand that they are using a specific set of handpicked samples versus the live real-time data being pulled from our heatmap which shows real world results based on live threat detections. It illustrates that results from a controlled test set of specific threats/threat types etc. isn't necessarily an accurate representation of how a product will perform in the real world against live threats and real world scenarios.
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    Is Malwarebytes enough? Or do I need AV

    Before you put too much stock in such tests, you might want to take a look at this, this and this. That second link shows live data in real-time that starts from the point you load the page (no historical/archived data) and only includes detections coming from Malwarebytes scans for detections that are actual malware (PUPs are excluded as are all real-time detections from Malwarebytes) from systems where a third party antivirus is active, meaning anything detected got past the antivirus completely and was then detected via a scan with Malwarebytes, which only uses Malwarebytes traditional threat signatures and basic heuristics algorithms (none of the newer, more advanced and more effective/more proactive signature-less components like Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware and Web Protection etc.). With regards to you still being ranked as a "New Member", that's just because the software used for these forums (IPS) ranks all regular members as "New" until they reach a certain number of posts regardless of how long they've been a member. I understand that in many cases (including your own) it doesn't really make sense, but that's just how the forum software was programmed by its creators unfortunately. I don't recall how many posts are required for your rank to change, but I'm sure one of the Admins here can answer that if you really wish to know the specifics. Edit: Here's an example. I loaded the page while composing this message, and within the last few minutes that it took me to write it, I've already got the following results: Also keep in mind that statistically speaking, the number of users running each AV will impact the results so it isn't a 1:1 reference, just live data from real world systems and real world threats across systems around the world where scans are being performed with Malwarebytes.
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    Newly discovered vulnerabilities bad news for PGP

    By the way, something for Thunderbird users (as I happen to be one myself): https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2018/05/efail-and-thunderbird/
  10. More info: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3k4nd9/pgp-gpg-efail-vulnerability https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-now https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/not-so-pretty-what-you-need-know-about-e-fail-and-pgp-flaw-0 https://efail.de/ In a nutshell, common implementations of PGP in many email clients have been compromised by this vulnerability and if anyone is able to get copies of your email messages (the encrypted copies stored in your email client or online in the servers that keep their backups etc.) then they may be able to trick your email client into decrypting them and sending the decrypted content directly to them as though they were you reading your own messages. This means the could potentially gain access to your messages without necessarily needing to crack your password or other security measures required to access and read your email.
  11. In addition to the default, can you also try disabling just the Ransomware Protection component (right-click the Malwarebytes tray icon and click Ransomware Protection: On then click Yes to the User Account Control prompt) to see if that eliminates the issue? I'm tracking issues with this component and want to see if this case is related. Thanks
  12. You're welcome Yep, they do plan to release a version for Edge; more info on that here, though most likely not Internet Explorer since it's such a different browser and doesn't support the same kind of plugin structure/capabilities etc. that the other browsers do the way that Edge does (refer to the info in my own post in that thread to see what I'm referring to; Microsoft made it really easy to port over plugins from Chrome to Edge deliberately). Internet Explorer on the other hand uses the older, more proprietary ActiveX format which isn't widely used or supported any more, and eventually MS themselves won't be supporting any versions of IE either, probably sometime after Windows 7 is retired since it's the last OS to include IE without including Edge which is due to happen in 2020.
  13. Sorry about that, I didn't realize it was the Support Tool that was crashing, I thought it was the Malwarebytes 3 installer. Thanks dcollins for posting the info about mb-check.exe.
  14. Greetings, 1. Unknown. Malwarebytes doesn't announce specifics on upcoming releases, neither for betas or for GA/RTM releases. It all depends on testing, QA, bugs and the work being done by the Developers as well as the plans and decisions of the Product team and stakeholders. 2. Unknown, but I expect they will eventually expand language support for the plugin to support more languages eventually if possible. That said, I have no internal knowledge on the subject so I'll have to leave it to the staff to provide any concrete answers if they are able. 3. Yes, it should be since Avast! Secure Browser is based on the same Chromium source code as Google Chrome. That said, it isn't guaranteed to function perfectly and not to conflict with any of the additional features included in Avast!'s version of the browser so you should test it to make certain if that's the browser you use. I personally use SRWare Iron which is also based on Chromium and it functions fine for me.
  15. Greetings, To start, please do the following: Download and run the Malwarebytes Support Tool Accept the EULA and click Advanced Options on the main page (not Get Started) Click the Clean button, and allow it to restart your system and then reinstall Malwarebytes, either by allowing the tool to do so when it offers to on restart, or by downloading and installing the latest version from here Once that's done, if the issue still persists then please create some logs so that we can take a look: Download and run the Malwarebytes Support Tool Accept the EULA and click Advanced Options on the main page (not Get Started) Click the Gather Logs button, and once it completes, attach the zip file it creates on your desktop to your next reply Edit: Please disregard; I didn't realize the Support Tool is what's crashing. Please follow the instructions from dcollins below my response here.
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