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    Offline Scanning / Pre-Boot Scanning

    Greetings, Thanks for the suggestion. While Malwarebytes does not currently have an offline boot disc/utility, they do use several features that help to thwart malware that attempts to load early in the boot process to protect itself, including several features of the remediation engine such as the DoR (Delete on Reboot) technology built into Malwarebytes for removing persistent threats, as well as the Anti-Rootkit engine which is used for not only detecting and removing hidden/active/embedded rootkits, but also for repairing the fallout/damage caused by many rootkit infections to core Windows components and services like Windows Update, Security Center/Action Center and even Windows Defender itself if damaged by malware. Malwarebytes also uses self-protection to guard its files, processes and data from being modified, terminated or deleted by unauthorized processes and users to prevent infections from stopping Malwarebytes from being able to remain active.
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    VirusTotal Integration and Definition Sharing

    Malwarebytes does participate in VirusTotal, so they do share samples with other vendors and have access to all the files uploaded there for analysis. They also have a new cloud component in Malwarebytes which leverages data from VT and other sources, as well as Malwarebytes' own machine learning technology to further enhance Malwarebytes' detection and protection capabilities. Definitions/signatures/heuristics/database syntax however cannot be shared between vendors because that information and technology is proprietary to each vendor and would compromise each vendor's intellectual property, business viability and potential effectiveness if such data were shared.
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    Feature Request: GlassWire and FairAds integration

    You might try the Malwarebytes browser extension beta. It blocks many ads, trackers, phishing sites, PUPs, clickbait links, tech support scam sites and much more and works perfectly alongside the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes 3 Premium. It is currently available for both Chrome (and other Chromium based browsers like SRWare Iron and Vivaldi) as well as Mozilla Firefox. You can find out more and download the extensions at the following links: Chrome Firefox
  4. I too believe that the password protection feature is sufficient, but would like to see it expanded to also cover the uninstaller or add a captcha function to the uninstaller to guard against unwanted removal of the product.
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    Feature Request: Dark Mode and other GUI stuff

    Please pardon my ignorance, but what is "Dark Mode"? Is that anything like high contrast mode for visually impaired users?
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    Suggestion: PUP Prevention

    Greetings, Thank you for the suggestion. I will submit it to the Product team for review.
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    Adding protection to Instant Messengers

    Greetings, For now, the Web Protection component will block malicious connections through Skype, which means if there is a malicious ad that tries to load within the messenger, that Malwarebytes should block it. This is because the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes ties directly into the network stack, not in the browser layer so that the entire system and every process running on it is shielded from malicious connections. Also, with regards to malicious files, anything downloaded through Skype that tries to run would be checked just like any file downloaded through a normal web browser or email client, so the Malware Protection and other threat detection features would still be fully functional for detecting threats coming through Skype this way.
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    OpenACC; GPU Compute for Malwarebytes?

    Greetings, Unfortunately I doubt this could be accomplished since GPUs are very feature and API limited compared to actual CPUs, so much of what Malwarebytes does during a scan, especially with regards to thread analysis in memory and low-level file system/disk access (for scanning for rootkits etc.) probably wouldn't work properly, and even more basic functions like standard file analysis might not be possible in a GPU. With that said, Malwarebytes is multi-threaded so it does take advantage of multi-core and multi-threaded (i.e. Hyperthreading/SMT depending on whether it's an Intel CPU or modern AMD CPU; older AMD chips don't have any kind of multi-threading capability for individual cores) so it does take advantage of more powerful CPUs and CPU capabilities. I can also personally attest to the fact that when used to scan an SSD, and especially an NVMe PCIExpress SSD, it scans very fast, completing a Threat scan in a matter of seconds (currently around 40 seconds or so on my own system). Technologies like the compute capabilities built into modern GPUs are more for projects and software that use too many resources/are too large to be handled by a single system/CPU, like massive machine learning data sets and databases and large scale data simulations like physics simulations and other scientific endeavors. A malware scan by comparison is a very simple task and doesn't require the kinds of resources that scalable solutions like GPU compute were designed to tackle.
  9. Greetings, I didn't see anything that stood out in your logs other than a few errors for Malwarebytes and Windows Defender, most of which appeared to be related to issues completing scans. It is possible that there is some kind of file or disk sector corruption causing the problems which may be fixed using the chkdsk utility. First, I would suggest backing up any important files and data on the drive before continuing just in case this is the result of a failing drive or in case something goes wrong during the repair process resulting in loss of data. While it isn't likely, it's still best to be on the safe side when dealing with any potential disk issues to safeguard your data and files. Next, I would suggest running chkdsk. You can find instructions on how to do so here. Once that's done, please try your custom scan again and see if it is able to complete or not. Please let us know how it goes and if you have any other questions or problems. Thanks
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    Unknown IP's in exclusions

    Greetings, Nothing should be able to alter your exclusions in Malwarebytes, especially if you have self-protection enabled (it is on by default) as it protects Malwarebytes' files and processes from being altered or terminated while it is running. If you are the only user of the computer then I would suggest deleting all of the exclusions and monitoring it by checking it frequently to see if any of the exclusions return, and if they do, then please let us know and we will assist you in investigating the issue. Also note that when a website is blocked by Malwarebytes, that an item is added to the right-click context menu of the Malwarebytes tray icon to exclude that website, so if that is being clicked accidentally, that could account for the issue, otherwise I'm not sure what might be causing it unless someone else with access to the system is creating these exclusions for some reason. Please let us know if this issue returns once you've removed the exclusions and if there is anything else we might assist you with. Thanks
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    Red Screen about Chrome problem

    Greetings, If this is happening on a particular website then it is probably a tech support scam advertisement. If so, then installing the Malwarebytes browser extension beta should help if you don't have it installed already. You can find out more about the Chrome version and download it in this topic. If the issue is occurring on multiple websites then it may be some kind of malicious redirect or undesirable browser extension that is installed. If that appears to be the case then I would suggest following the instructions in this topic and then creating a new thread in the malware removal area including the requested logs and information by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you as soon as one becomes available. Good luck, and I hope you are able to resolve this issue quickly. If there is anything else we might assist you with please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks
  12. Greetings, Based on your description, a false positive seems likely, however I would suggest contacting Avast support to verify. It appears they already have a thread about this on the Avast forums here so it would probably be a good idea to follow that thread to see what they say about it.
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    Why Are These Files A Threat?

    Greetings and welcome, If you are able, please post the log from the Malwarebytes scan showing the detections. That will allow the team to verify whether the items are threats, and if they are, they will explain what they are and why they were detected. Also, if you wish you may post your log in a new topic in the False Positives area and one of the Malwarebytes Research team members will validate the detections and correct them if they are false positives. To do so, simply click here and then explain what happened and they will let you know why they will respond and take care of it if it is a false positive issue. Please let us know if there is anything else we might assist you with and we'll do our best to help. Thanks
  14. Ah, if the block is coming from your Bittorrent clients then it's likely because something you're downloading is being seeded/shared by someone using that IP address, or else one of the Torrent's trackers is on that IP. You can find out a bit more about why this happens frequently with P2P (Peer-to-Peer) applications, like Bittorrent clients in here. If you wish to allow all connections for your Bittorrent client(s) then you may exclude their processes by following the instructions under the Exclude an Application that Connects to the Internet section in this support article.
  15. I suspect that it likely does on a code level, under the hood, though I don't know for certain, but they probably wouldn't expose that format to the user/customer since it's used more often for machines/software than it is for documents and interfaces designed for human interaction, at least that's my take on it.
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