Ah, okies. Appreciate the information.
I don't want to seem like a Malwarebytes fanboy, but it's definitely better to keep it turned on, let me explain. Malwarebytes is the only thing that stops all malware via the web. Windows Defender is good catching files on a computer hard-drive itself and Virustotal is excellent for scanning files under 170 megabytes in size, but if I don't have Malwarebytes web protection turned on my computer becomes an excellent way for me to demonstrate just how risky the web is to people who don't believe me.
1. Turn off Maywarebytes
2. Visit a few websites, maybe download a few files from graphic design related websites.
3. Turn on Malwarebytes and show everything what happens when I retrace my steps online with it enabled and also run a background file scan. The internet is so much more dangerous than people thing. In 2015 after returning back from overseas I had never even heard of ransomware, because I lived in Japan for like 13-years, but before 2015 ended ransomware encrypted all of my data files and that is actually why I pay for the software....that was the craziest infection I have ever had in over 26 years of computer use.
JB a Graphic Designer in Boulder, CO with Boulder Bridges Creative, 4747 Table Mesa Dr