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  1. Oh, and just something to add that makes this more puzzling to me. I built a new PC in August. My old system was using a Samsung SSD, formatted MBR as the boot drive. My new system is using an NVMe M.2 drive as the boot drive. Macrium allowed me to format the M.2 drive GPT , create the EFI boot partition, create the 128MB MSR partition and then restore just the OS partition C partition to the drive so what I now have is a fully functioning GPT, UEFI bootable drive. After doing all this, using a new motherboard and memory, my MB Premium version was still intact and did not revert to the f
  2. This is/was not a problem but just me trying to understand a little more how MB licensing works. On Tuesday I finally decided to uninstall Aomei Backupper, a backup program I quit using in January because it was causing too many problems for me to consider it reliable. I have been using Macrium Reflect since then with no problems. In any case, when Macrium was supposed to run a scheduled backup Tuesday night, it threw a major VSS error and failed to perform the back up. So obviously the Aomei uninstall removed something that was critical for the VSS to work. I contacted Macrium and they q
  3. All of a sudden, I am getting numerous popups from MB saying web page is blocked due to malware but the web page is displaying normally. All I'm browsing to are normal sites that I look at everyday that are PC magazine sites, like PCWorld, PC Mag, Extreme Tech, Anandtech, etc. I'm getting multiple warnings for each page. It's doing it for Yahoo.com also. My wife just told me it's doing it on her PC also.
  4. Thanks for all the information. Although my wife and I are both aware of the "safe" practices, it never hurts to go over them. Again, the main reason I was asking is I have Norton Security now but plan on dumping it when my subscription expires and just using MB and Windows Defender so I just wanted to know in the event of a mistake and a "bad" attachment was opened how it would be handled. I posted a while back about "browser hijacking", "misdirecting"... whatever you want to call it... and that was cleared up so I was just trying to check on other routes "bad stuff" could get into your PC an
  5. I understand about "safe practices" when opening email attachments, but I was just wondering how MB works if you do open an infected attachment. I have friends and other family members who might not be so cautious in how they handle those attachments. Is saving the attachment and scanning it with MB the best way to go about it or will MB detect a problem when opening the attachment or does it wait until something in the attachment executes? Again, just curious about how MB handles this.
  6. Again, thanks for the quick and accurate responses. This is all for next year so I just have to remember to look here if I need help. I have a good memory. It's just short. 😀 👍
  7. Thanks again. I also have a question about MB Premium and ??? I've been using Norton for years. And have been using both since starting MB Premium. What's the general feeling now about needing to run anything other than MB and Windows Defender? I can start a new post for this if it would draw more answers. My Norton subscription is good through next March so this is not critical to know at this time.
  8. Thanks. That's what I needed to know. The guess the problems I read about where on Newegg reviews noting if you have a subscription problem, MB support may not be of any help to you. I re-read that after posting this topic..
  9. And to clarify, instead of using automatic renewal, it would be purchasing a new licence through a third party like Amazon or Newegg which offer 3 PC yearly licenses for a much lower price than the auto renewal from MB. So, do you lose anything by doing this?
  10. Sorry, my misnomer. MB Premium...ie the version for home use.. paid for yearly.
  11. I tried to search the forum for this but couldn't come up with the pertinent posts about this although I swear I've read about this in the past. I've been using MB Pro for a little over 2 years now and just had an automatic renewal so this would really be about what happens next year. I thought I read if you purchase a MB Pro license from a third party (Amazon or Newegg, etc) that you are "persona non grata" when it comes to any help you might need from MB support. Is that really true? Do you lose anything when you renew that way? Is the benefit of renewing automatically with MB, even tho
  12. Again, thanks for all the replies. This all gets back to my original question of why Malwarebytes didn't stop this. I fully understand why now. I switched both my PC's to use the new Chromium based Edge (Dev version) and added the Malwarebytes extension from the Google store. So far it's working great and I would have to agree with some articles I've read in PC magazines that this may truly give Chrome a run it's money. It's fast. I like the screen display and it can use any extension Chrome can use. With safe web browsing practices and the new MB extension I feel pretty comfortable right now.
  13. Thanks for the replies, but it did hijack the browser. Restarting the PC or using task manager to close the browser did not stop it from coming right back when the browser was opened again. With the browser open, you are unable to click on any function in the browser (like closing a tab). I know it's a scam. And again, to get rid of it, I sent her an email with a random website link in it. By opening that link THRU her email, it opened the browser in a different tab which allowed me to then close the bad site's tab. I then cleared the history and cache. Problem solved.
  14. Sorry to ask one more question about this but it may help me to understand a little more how MB Premium works. With the redirected website on the screen blasting away to call support, your PC is locked, don't shut down, etc, I ran a MB threat scan and it showed no detections. I think I understand why MB Premium didn't stop her from going to the bad site, but I was under the impression that running a scan would remove the problem. Since it didn't, I can only assume the problem has to be "in" your PC and not on a website. But then again, I'm assuming, MB Premium wouldn't allow the malware (
  15. I really don't need to keep this post going, but there's something I noticed on my wife's Facebook page. I don't use Facebook so I've never seen this. She's been using Facebook for year's and this is the first time she's had a "browser hijack". If you look at the screenshot I posted, the name over the picture (Maklasnow) and the "link" below the picture (Ravicente) don't match. I looked at a bunch of "sponsored" posts on her Facebook page and all the other ones I've seen have the SAME name above that matches a .com link under the picture. The bad one she clicked on doesn't say .com for t
  16. I've cleared the browser history and cache in order to get rid of the alert, again, by having the browser open indirectly through an email link to a random webpage and then closing the bad tab and clearing the history. I'm sorry, I didn't note the bad URL before deleting. And @Porthos. Thank you also. She is now aware not to open a sponsored link or if she sees anything from "Maklasnow" or "ravicente.live" IF this happens again, IF being the operative word, and I write down the URL of the bad site, is this all Malwarebytes needs to know to stop this in the future?
  17. Thanks for the quick response. I didn't now if "Maklasnow" or "ravicente.live" would direct anyone to the culprit? She clicked on the bold face print to get to open the hijack. I'm not familiar with Facebook so I don't know how to report it to them or if I even can??
  18. I don't have the URL for what she clicked on but this is a screenshot from Facebook of what she clicked on to get the Microsoft alert. I KNOW it is fake but have no plans to re click on this site. Can anyone figure what Malwarebytes needs to do to stop this??
  19. My wife opened a post in Facebook that hijacked her browser (Edge) with a flashing alert from Microsoft saying her PC was infected, sending spam emails, etc. A lot of junk stuff. All buttons were inop so it was necessary to restart the PC. I ran a Malwarebytes Scan and a Full System Norton scan which came up with nothing. Opening Edge again, took her to the same Alert. She restarted again and I sent her an email with a link to a website page and had her click on the link. That opened Edge on the page I sent her and you could see her home page and the Microsoft Alert tabs. I cleared her history
  20. Thanks for the quick response. I figured it was something simple, I just didn't know what the protocol for that was here. I guess I always have seen that bold dot because I hadn't seen all the posts. I tried and read all the posts in a topic, exited the forums and then came back and the dot was gone from that topic. I've been running the premium version now for almost 2 years and have never encountered any of the problems I read about here. Lucky or not running a complicated mix of programs that may cause a glitch. I run this in conjunction with Norton and haven't had any program confli
  21. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question so if a moderator needs to move it, please do so. I may be missing this, but when I log in to this forum, I see all the topics but don't see any way to know that I've viewed ALL responses to that topic. I know I can mark something "read", but if I view a post and come back later, I have no idea if I've read any additional posts since my last visit. Other forums (Norton and Macrium Reflect to name two) either show how many posts in a topic you haven't read or make the topic bold face to signify there's something new.
  22. Just an FYI. Updated to Win 10 1803 build 17134.319 a few minutes ago. Then updated Malwarebytes Premium to 3.6.1. Rebooted several times and no errors noted. Checked Windows event viewer and no errors associated with Malwarebytes were noted. So for the moment, the update went smoothly and the program is running with no errors.
  23. I guess the real way to ask this question is Malwarebytes Pro activation based on your PC system or is it tied to your registry? If tied to the registry, when moving the entire physical drive to a new system nothing would need to be done. If system based, like Windows, then deactivation would be needed. I will deactivate anyway unless I hear otherwise but just curious how it works.
  24. Thanks. Good information. Just for the heck of it, I installed a spare SSD that had MY system on it to see how updating the new motherboard drivers would go. It went fine. I wasn't connected to the internet, but did open Malwarebytes to see what it would do. It opened fine and said my system was protected. A minute or two later, it gave me a red X saying I needed to update the definitions, etc. I didn't notice what the activation status was, but everything was green before the warning. So I guess if it worked for me it will probably be okay when I move her SSD sometime later this week. But I w
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