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  1. Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Windows 10 Firefox 76.0.1 shows 17 hits for Ad networks, trackers, malware, and scams, including four for cdn.optimizely.com, eight for www.googletagmanager.com and five for www.google-analytics.com. Hell, even this forum racks up five for www.googletagmanager.com. Guess no matter what defenses one tries to put up there's no escaping nosiness.
  2. Thanks, Porthos. I was unsure of which Malwarebytes entity was putting up the roadblock. Your action on this is appreciated.
  3. This download link has apparently not yet been whitelisted. Download blocked: https://d1gl0nrskhax8d.cloudfront.net/windows/photo/1.8.2/affinity-photo-1.8.2.exe?Expires=1584486490&Signature=AfuGJJUWWfLz23rBcyN~mwwdsxkWnaeOD4JjtBkkNIaOOFB~mfqy7-obEPTFuoABVWUq37tMMtIpsj2LbBemygdiNMfNjn~Yu1jbs~TvhXuaN-nc1xDPWkWkq5ONKcLb~QNFfV7Mor9Piya4K416Tepw7tKSWcuCie7Qag~DNzBMfk2X7R8EEiQa6CmarwdbonJf~xdXTLCSpnlaKh-xfpmk-JKvJvaBSydAT2f8COg~mifPi1i6V1WBb3t8M3dRHl2qVEvtGm1guKdn7y2mfYQyBYkbuVYSU06F-caXPSBsBYTkSZqAQ4YUZXXaspnstKpCLRq5yDpb4FRdh7MnGw__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIMMPYSI7GSVTEAAQ VirusTotal scan for file in question, https://store.serif.com/download/bd6d0e/ came up clean. Previous version downloads were unaffected. Their user forum recommended contacting/informing Malwarebytes for a remedy. Was able to ultimately, successfully download by temporarily disabling both Malwarebytes app and Firefox extension. Further scanning with Windows Defender/Malwarebytes on the executable file also gave it a green light. Windows 10 Pro Version 1903, Build 18362.592, 16GB DDR4, Intel HD Graphics 530. Malwarebytes' FireFox extension is current. Installed Malwarebytes version is, Update package version 1.0.20902, Component package version 1.0.835
  4. Hi LiquidTension, I appreciate your sharing the granular security settings' finer points with me. All I know is that in 1.0.15526 I'm no longer seeing alerts printed in red or yellow triangled exclamation points anywhere in Settings or Windows Security, and that as before I'm able to right-click a file to scan with Windows Defender, all of which are encouraging indicators of what I perceive to be Malwarebytes' admirable and continuous efforts to ensure users of dependable, ongoing performance.
  5. Allow me to push my luck here and ask where I could find a downloadable version of the user guide for Malwarebytes for Windows v4. thanks again.
  6. The puzzle first began when I noticed ‘Scan With Windows Defender’ was no longer in the context menu. Another head-scratcher was when I was unable to turn on Real-time protection in Windows Defender Virus & threat protection; an additional alert in red: "You're using other antivirus providers". Digging some more revealed that in Windows Security> Virus & threat protection, Malwarebytes is listed first. Odd, I thought, for Malwarebytes to get that kind of window space from Microsoft. Clicking "Open app" on that page opened Malwarebytes. On my Windows 10 Pro 1903/18632.418 system Malwarebytes, Update package version 1.0.15514 was installed on Nov 7, 2019. Opened, I gave a quick glance at the window and menus, which first impression was that it in no way visually resembled the prior version. On a very recent, closer inspection I couldn't help but notice that this new version 4 has a number of previous settings removed, as well as the complete, drastic overhaul to the UI. But I'm sure you're getting a lot of that. I should add that I peeked into Security Advanced Settings where I did see an impressive Anti-exploit settings matrix. What I hadn't contemplated was what, if any, adverse effects the newest flavor of Malwarebytes updates might introduce. Yeah, as did others in the not-too-dim past I had some issues, but they were always, ultimately resolved with the assistance and support of this forum. Settings on mine traditionally are default, and with this in mind I am of the belief that "Always register Malwarebytes in Windows Security Center" was enabled in Malwarebytes Security Settings by default. The disappearance of ‘Scan With Windows Defender’ and the disabling of Windows Defender Full-time protection finally got my attention though this Update package version 1.0.15514. Coincidence? Actually, it's all a moot point, as a search for "how to add Scan With Windows Defender to Windows 10 context menus" path led me to a thread and a post to tenforums.com, where a prompt reply recommended disabling the v1.0.15514 Always register Malwarebytes in Windows Security Center. This setting change fixed both the context menu and Windows Security Real-time protection, which leads me to suspect that Update package version 1.0.15514 contained come coding juju that convinced Microsoft that it really and truly was a 3rd party AV program. And then I received the forum reply from my uploaded scan results with the recommendation to disable Always register Malwarebytes in Windows Security Center. But now that package version 1.0.15526 is the newly installed sheriff in town, and Always register Malwarebytes in Windows Security Center is disabled by default, I'll never know about that coding juju. grazie, exile360
  7. An alert in that particular Windows setting windows (in red) reads: "You're using other antivirus providers". Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, version 1903, OS build 18362.418 Malwarebytes, Update package version 1.0.15514 installed In Windows Security> Virus & threat protection, Malwarebytes is listed first. Clicking "Open app" on that page opens Malwarebytes. In Malwarebytes Security Settings, both allow for Malwarebytes at start up and Always register Malwarebytes in Windows Security Center are enabled. Unless it's by design or intentional, how did Malwarebytes become the default Windows 10 antivirus?
  8. Some funky current fried my Windows 10 SSD, leaving me momentarily without a computer. I am aware of and had once previously de-activated/re-activated my Malwarebytes lifetime license, but that was when I was able to access the originally installed program. I should be up and running with a replacement desktop within the month but am concerned as to how to proceed with removing/de-activating the license from the dead drive to a newer one.
  9. "Deactivate". That's the word I was thinking of and forgot. Thanks, lil camo buddy!
  10. Will soon be replacing a Windows desktop. Have lifetime Premium Mbam which will be the very first program installed on the new one. Would it be recommended to sign off, out, abandon or otherwise terminate the existing license prior to new installation?
  11. It's understandable how not closing that scan window in that manner can contribute to it reappearing as the first seen on the next on demand scan. Sorta kinda like a cable TV DVR that's set for displaying the last channel viewed when powering up again. It's plausible, especially since I can't recall with any certainty that I don't, in fact, close it that way once a scan is completed. However, I am fairly certain that despite any previous habit of mine in neglecting to close that scan results window in the manner proscribed, I also hadn't had it reappear in subsequent on demand file scans until recently. Perhaps the provided logs can help shed some additional light on the matter. Thanks, @dcollins and @exile360
  12. mbst-grab-results.zip Thanks, dcollins. Was unsure of whether or not to attach them yesterday. They're here now. I also noticed the Notify me of replies was disabled, which was probably why I didn't see any indicators when logging on just a bit ago.
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