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  1. Hey, I'm not going reply to every thread, but at least for this behaviour detection add to the list of things to check for users reporting it as there seems to be a surge in this at the present: Microsoft RDP being exposed to the internet. For our situation we discovered that someone had opened up port 3389 (though I imagine any port forwarded to 3389 would be just as vulnerable) to the internet. On inbound connections to that port either malformed packets are allowing alternate port attacks or the RDP engine itself is randomising the ports.
  2. I don't disagree with the intent, and I'm glad it's had results, but as someone who interacts with this software primarily from a consumer view (whilst others I interact with from a business perspective), I don't like the mechanism. (And sidebar: you can probably ignore me, I really only came along to find out what the install option does as it is so ambiguous.) Yep, it benefits the notional domain admin with 855 users using consumer level malwarebytes, but at any scale an administrator responsible for license compliance and consistent deployment should have all environments locked down to prevent users installing software, no? Right now at my workplace we are individually responsible (though that would flow uphill to the CEO I'm sure, and then back down on us through litigation if push came to shove), however 2 jobs prior I was responsible for business wide license compliance - policies (physical) were updated and signed off by staff that they wouldn't install software etc, policies (digital) were enforced that prevented them installing. Sorry, I'm waffling. Ultimately I feel for Malwarebytes a little, I'm without any doubt that many (largely small?) businesses who should stump up the money to pay for the business licensing, don't. As I say, I agree with the intent, perhaps it's just the wording of the question, because it sounds like what you really want to ask is around licensing, so it should probably be more like "Is this your personal device, or is it business equipment?". I'm not certain that would be more clear in all cases (eg: remote workers with byod), but I think it would be clear enough in the cases that would matter. Anyway, not trying to harp on about it, but honestly the answer as to why the option was there surprised me.
  3. Ok, I've just moments ago posted to another thread that I thought more relevant given there was an answer in there, and perhaps I was a bit OTT describing it as "woeful" so I'll temper my reaction Thanks for the reply. So is the idea to educate people who are using a consumer license in a primarily work setting that there are more appropriate options available? The choice will indicate primary environment and then the application, if activated with a consumer license, will...nag?...about business license features? Will it 'tsk tsk' people who select "work" when they have a consumer license? what then of people with one PC which they do work on but is also their personal computer? I can only imagine this option during the installer was tested and shown to have an acceptable 'conversion rate' of getting people to upgrade to a business license and so has been deemed a success? Did testing also measure confusion amongst consumers? I can't say I'm a fan, for one primary reason: the line between work and personal computing is more blurred now that at any previous time. I guess I'll select 'work' at home and see what happens. I mean, I do do work at home 1 week out of the month, but it's primarily personal use and never part of a corporate network. I've posted something over here: However if this is more about informing/checking/nagging/converting users who have a consumer license in what Malwarebytes define as a "work" environment, then my crafted suggestion is irrelevant and instead of 'work' vs 'play' it really should be something else...
  4. I found this thread after posting somewhere else. If it literally is just a difference in which add-on product suggestions are periodically made and nothing functional can I suggest that you make it a bit more fun and meaningful?
  5. Can I remark, I think it's a woeful first option. There is no description of what the difference between the two options is. My first thought was "maybe this is to pick the license options", but that's readily discarded because surely the license decides what I get, not what I pick at install time. The implication in the question then is that the installer is going to selectively choose features to enable, or the configuration of installed features, or the UI presented based on this archaic distinction of "Personal Computer" vs "Work Computer". I feel like I just hopped in a mini wayback-machine as this reminds me of the sort of thing asked in the 90's. Could someone shed light on what the choice actually does?
  6. Tried to create a useful post, but anti-spam measures hate my thoughtful language I guess. So short and less useful it is. Spmhaus have added a DBL record for synology.me. Suggest a global allowance to accommodate.
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