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  1. I don't know where you are, but here in the US Netflix still has the following MCU movies: Avengers Infinity War, Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, Antman and the Wasp. It does look like they've pulled the older titles from Netflix unfortunately, however I own them all on Amazon anyway so I can always stream them there.
  2. The lobbiests would probably pay to shut it down. They like being able to track everything that everyone does on the web and the data brokers like Microsoft, Google and a slew of companies you've probably never heard of (just do a web search for 'data brokers' and you'll see what I mean, there are some great articles on the subject out there) will fight against it tooth and nail because they want to track what everyone does. Heck, that's probably why they're implementing/encouraging DNS encryption so that the ISP's will no longer be the exclusive holders of most of the client data. They cut the ISP's out of the picture by encrypting traffic but then track it on their own servers that they're routing you through so that they (Microsoft, Google or whoever is providing the DNS) can still log every site you connect to. While I cannot verify for certain that all of the DNS servers I use through DNSCrypt are not logging, they all claim not to be, but Ron is correct, without verification there is no way to know for sure. Of course it helps that I use multiple servers rather than just one. It means that no single server can log all of my traffic, so anyone wanting to track me fully would need access to logs from both (both servers which supposedly aren't keeping any logs, mind you).
  3. It's getting blocked based on the URL/domain by name 'iptest.malwarebytes.org' rather than the actual IP address. edit: By the way, the .org sub-domain is no longer in use. It should by iptest.malwarebytes.com. You can verify whether it is blocked by IP by trying to go to 100.24.169.13 which is the actual IP of iptest.malwarebytes.com and if it is blocked, then IP blocking is working, and if it isn't, then it's likely that I'm correct about what the VPN is doing.
  4. Right, that's what a VPN is supposed to do; show a different IP to the sites/servers you connect to, however that normally goes both ways so that the sites/servers you connect to when browsing only connect to the VPN's servers so that your system only ever sees the IP of the VPN server you're using, however if web blocking works for IPs then it sounds like they have some kind of passthrough tech in place so that your system still sees the actual IP addresses of the sites you're browsing to which is not normally how it works.
  5. Settings are accessible from the dashboard by clicking the small gear icon in the upper right. The only change is that it is now an icon rather than a text label (this is consistent with how most other modern applications provide access to settings and is likely the reason for the change). Reports are accessible in the new Detection History interface accessible from the main dashboard. This now requires fewer clicks to access than it did in V3 and is also less buried. For scan logs, they are accessible by clicking on the new 'Scanner' interface/box and clicking the Reports tab. Just 2 clicks. For the scheduler you only need to click the blue text link in the Scanner area of the main dashboard. The text label that shows the date/time of your next scheduled scan (or 'None' of no scans are scheduled). This brings up the scan scheduler interface in 1 click from the main dashboard. I would argue that it is just as easy if not easier than before, however there are simply fewer tabs and text labels now which may be both a blessing and a curse in some ways. It is a blessing in that it is now far more intuitive for any new users, however for existing users (such as yourself as well as myself) it takes some getting used to in order to find our way around. I definitely understand your feelings, however I would simply submit that if you look at how these things are accessed now and how it is all organized, it's actually fewer clicks and much easier to get around than the old v3 interface, but only once you've gotten used to the differences from v3. You can find the full Malwarebytes 4 user guide here for further details on where things are and how to navigate the new UI. I hope this helps.
  6. I have no idea how. The entire point of a VPN is to use the VPN's servers to connect to websites rather than connecting to them through your own system/connection directly. The only possibility would be if their VPN client software somehow 'translates' the connections through the VPN to your system so that from the system's perspective it still sees the true IP addresses of the sites/servers you are connecting to through the VPN.
  7. Greetings, Thank you for the feedback. If you could provide any specific examples/details of what you would like to see that would be most helpful as all feedback will be passed to the Product team for consideration for future releases. Thanks
  8. A VPN changes the reported IP addresses of websites that your computer connects to. This will definitely break blocking for many sites for both Malwarebytes Browser Guard and the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes Premium as both rely on checking the IP address of servers your system connects to in addition to other info such as the URL/domain and content of the websites and their behavior. Unfortunately there is no workaround as the only way for Malwarebytes to determine the true IP address of the sites your system connects to when using a VPN would be for the VPN provider to be running Malwarebytes' Web Protection on their systems which your system is connecting to the web through.
  9. Greetings, Thank you for the feedback. If you could provide any specific examples of what you don't like about the new UI that would be most helpful. All feedback will be passed directly to the Product team for consideration for future releases. Thanks
  10. Greetings, It depends on the type of scan you are running, but if it is the default threat scan then it definitely shouldn't take hours to complete, only minutes. It is possible that there is a conflict or issue that is causing Malwarebytes to take longer than normal to scan. If you use an AV in addition to Malwarebytes this could be the reason, and if so then please be sure to exclude the items listed in this support article from your AV's real-time protection to help prevent conflicts. If that does not resolve the issue then please do the following and we will investigate the issue further: Download and run the Malwarebytes Support Tool Accept the EULA and click Advanced tab on the left (not Start Repair) Click the Gather Logs button, and once it completes, attach the zip file it creates on your desktop to your next reply Also check to see if manual scans also take longer than normal. To do so, open Malwarebytes and click the Scan button on the main dashboard and wait for the scan to complete. If it also takes hours then please do the following: Create a Process Monitor Log: Create a new folder on your desktop called Logs Please download Process Monitor from here and save it to your desktop Double-click on Procmon.exe to run it In Process Monitor, click on File at the top and select Backing Files... Click the circle to the left of Use file named: and click the ... button Browse to the Logs folder you just created and type MB4 Log in the File name: box and click Save Exit Process Monitor and open it again so that it starts creating the logs Open Malwarebytes and perform a scan. Once it gets stuck, let it run for a bit longer (30 seconds or so after it gets stuck should be sufficient) then terminate the scan Close Process Monitor Right-click on the Logs folder on your desktop and hover your mouse over Send To and select Compressed (zipped) Folder Please attach the Logs.zip file you just created to your next reply, or if it is too large, please upload it to WeTransfer and select the option to send the file as a link from the options menu available by clicking on the circular ... button on the page and provide us with the link to the file Please let us know how it goes and if necessary please provide the logs and information requested above. Thanks
  11. Greetings, Web Protection in Malwarebytes Premium and the Malwarebytes Browser Guard browser extension do not block all of the same sites, this is why they are offered separately. When used together you get the benefits of both. I hope that helps to clear things up a bit. If there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know. Thanks
  12. It is the scheduled scans, that's why you're seeing scans that you didn't initiate and also why the logs from those scans show rootkit scanning disabled. By default Malwarebytes is configured to perform a daily scheduled scan and that scheduled scan has rootkit scanning disabled by default. Click on the blue text where it shows the date and time of the next scheduled scan (it is just above the big blue 'Scan' button in the images you posted above) and it will take you to the scan scheduler. If you don't want an automatic/scheduled scan to run then click on the garbage can icon that shows up next to the scheduled scan when you hover over it with your mouse as highlighted in the image below: If you do want the scheduled scan to run but just want to enable rootkit scanning for the scheduled scan then click on the small pencil icon to the left of the garbage can icon to edit the scheduled scan then click the blue Advanced link on the right side of the scheduled scan edit window and then check the box next to the option to scan for rootkits then click Save.
  13. Excellent, if the issue returns or if the program stops working properly let us know, but it sounds like it is finally installed correctly and functioning normally now. Thanks
  14. Excellent, I'm glad to hear it. It sounds like they took your feedback to heart which is typical of Malwarebytes.
  15. Yes, that's one of the many reasons I flat out refuse to 'downgrade' to Windows 10 because I actually value my privacy (and I also believe that the owner of the device should be the individual that actually paid for it, not the company that developed the operating system running on it). I've been using DNSCrypt for years so regardless of what Microsoft, Mozilla, Google or anyone else does, my DNS requests are already encrypted.
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