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Everything posted by Amaroq_Starwind

  1. I'm not able to read the logs as I'm not staff. However, LiquidTension seems to already have this under control.
  2. It's a long shot, but which version of Windows 10 do you currently have? For instance, are you running 1803, 1809, or something older?
  3. Is there a standalone Chameleon download, somewhere?
  4. If somebody were unable to install MB3 or Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit due to malware preventing the executables from running (a recent example), do you believe RogueKiller would still be viable for remediating such a situation, since its relative obscurity would lower the likelihood that it would be targeted?
  5. So a short while ago, I learned that attempting to run Malwarebytes on a Windows Server operating system is explicitly not recommended, but I am only just now getting around to asking about this; what are the specific reasons that this shouldn't be done, exactly? This isn't even the first time the differences between Windows Client and Windows Server came up when I was trying to learn about software; Bitsum's own Process Lasso required considerable modifications to its code to run correctly on Windows Server, and even more tweaking just to get decent performance. As is usually the case coming from me with questions such as this, my primary motivation here is curiosity. I'd like to learn more about the technical details, all those under-the-hood differences between Windows Client and Windows Server operating systems that make certain programs not run correctly or efficiently.
  6. I recently learned about a piece of Anti-Malware software called RogueKiller. Well, I guess "learned about" is a bit generous, because other than being similar to Malwarebytes in a lot of ways, at least at a cursory glance, I know next to nothing about it, and further information is pretty difficult to come across. For instance, the Wikipedia article was mysteriously deleted three years ago. However, allegedly one of the developers of RogueKiller is also a developer at Malwarebytes, so I was wondering; could somebody please help me shed some light on the differences between RogueKiller and MalwareBytes?
  7. The Xbox One really is more of a PC than an IoT device, though, as far as I'm aware. I think it can even run some Win32 applications, but I might be mistaken. Really, only time will tell if it will ever get an Anti-Malware system of its own. Thankfully, I do know some people who specialize in extremely unusual computing challenges such as this. If they can make CGA cards display 1024 colors at once and make PC Speaker play 4 PCM samples at once, then they almost certainly could make a Win32/UWP hybrid Anti-Malware system.
  8. Does anyone here know if Malwarebytes could run on something like ReactOS, without causing significant problems and while maintaining at least most of its functionality? I would try it myself, but I don't have any decommissioned computers to actually try it with 😕 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReactOS https://www.reactos.org/
  9. Yet another reason that I won't do it that way... It would seem that producing mock screenshots is the right way to go, for even more reasons than difficulty.
  10. Come on, @Firefox... I'm doing my best, it's just that what I say doesn't always come out the right way. I'll work more actively to prevent a repeat incident of this in the future, but all I'm trying to say is that mistakes do happen. Even in person, I often say things the wrong way, and the meaning gets completely lost as a result. Online, it's even worse because things like tone of voice are a lot harder to convey, so it's even more important that I be careful with my choice of words. And this time, I've failed catastrophically... @Name_not_Found For what it's worth, I'm deeply sorry for how I spoke to you.
  11. I have a bug to report with the latest beta. When I turn off the Self-Protection Module in the system tray application and reboot my computer, the registry key for MBAMService still has the DWORD entry "LaunchProtected" with a value of 3. I'm fairly certain that this isn't the normal behavior, but I haven't run the support tool yet because I want to get a second opinion first. I turned off the Self-Protection Module because I was, ironically, attempting to reconfigure the system service and various protection drivers to automatically launch the Malwarebytes Support Tool in the event of repeated failures, and to also attempt restarting each failed service at least twice (at five minute intervals) before hand. While this shouldn't that big of a deal since normal users shouldn't ever have to disable the Self-Protection Module and make changes to the underlying Malwarebytes service parameters (and the particular parameters I'm trying to add aren't even that important), I'm still mildly concerned by the fact that the MBAMService is still LaunchProtected with the Self-Protection Module turned off. Before I run the Malwarebytes Support Tool to debug this issue, I'm first going to first try rebooting the computer with the MBAM Service Startup set to manual. I'll let you know if that fixes the stuck registry entry, but if it doesn't, then yeah... I'd like to formally submit a bug report.
  12. Sorry, it took me a while to see your response. Maybe one of these days, I'll get around to figuring out how to actually modify the Malwarebytes GUI. Being Anti-Malware software, I naturally suspect that doing so would be fairly difficult by design. If I am somehow able to change the typeface used by the software without rendering it completely unusuable (which is unlikely to happen), I'll definitely post some screenshots, and perhaps even upload the fonts I use (in a password-protected 7-zip archive) in case any of the Malwarebytes developers want to try implementing the fonts themselves. Alternatively, I could probably just take screenshots of the application and produce mockup-screenshots using an image editor. That'd be much less work, I suspect.
  13. We might want to get this thread pinned, because this seems like a pretty important read.
  14. I wonder if it's difficult to get any practical benefits out of combining Win32 and UWP runtimes in a single application. 1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36286806/uwp-limitations-in-desktop-apps 2. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/win32-and-com/win32-and-com-for-uwp-apps 3. https://www.quora.com/Why-win32-apps-are-so-powerful-and-UWP-are-so-basic Something I've actually been wanting to see for a while is a Malwarebytes-related program that uses UWP for any of its components. Like, at all, even if it's just something really small. However, I also really want to see them go in the opposite direction and build something using the Nt API, even if it's little more than some kind of tech demo; let's face it, there's not a lot you can do with the Nt API that you can't already do with Win32. UWP has its advantages (over Win32) in terms of security, stability and resource consumption, and it's open-source to a degree, but it is still extremely limited as far as actual functionality goes. And if you're also using Win32 runtimes in your application, you also lose some of the platform-agnostic portability. The limitations of fully-UWP applications are also likely a huge factor for why there's no anti-virus software for Xbox One yet. If Malwarebytes ever does make software for the Xbox One, then I will personally bake a cake for the company and hand-deliver it to their nearest office. I might also buy a copy of the software even though I will probably never own an Xbox.
  15. @TheQuickFox Oh, hey. Another foxxo! 🦊 To simplify what @exile360 has already said, you can also think of it like this: AV-Test tests Anti-Virus products. Malwarebytes isn't an Anti-Virus product because it doesn't work the same way, so naturally, it doesn't do so well in tests that aren't geared for the way Malwarebytes handles threats. So while these tests may not look too favorably on Malwarebytes in a specific set of scenarios, it is best to keep in mind that it is only giving you a partial picture. On its own, Malwarebytes works really well at preventing a lot of those threats from even getting onto your system in the first place, and when used in conjunction with other security software it becomes basically unstoppable. It specializes primarily in prevention, and as such Malwarebytes and Windows Defender (on Windows 10) or Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials (on Windows 7) is considered in some groups to be the One-Two Punch of cybersecurity. Windows Defender/MSE is your Anti-Virus, your sword/rifle, and Malwarebytes is your shield. I hope that clears things up! 😄 I might send an email to the AV-Tests website asking them to include the threat detections from the other components in the total detection results, or include detection categories on the webpage.
  16. A lot of robocalls try to record your voice for later use in scam messages or political campaigns, so whenever I receive one I try to say something humorous that would make no sense within the context of whatever their scam message is going to be. Things like "Job's done, boss. Where do you want it?" in an oldschool mafioso voice, or "This is an illegal robocall." in a monotone text-to-speech-like voice.
  17. I hate to be blunt, but you're generally supposed to read the community guidelines of a forum before you register your account there. By the way, I already made a topic about this: I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the search function exists for a reason...
  18. So I had an idea the other night about using heuristics, pattern matching, semi-supervised machine learning, and other such stuff in order to identify and categorize different web browser cookies by their function, purpose, access permissions, and other such properties, and thereby granting the user increased control over; what cookies are kept temporarily, which ones are kept permanently, which ones are blocked immediately, which websites and domains can access which cookies, and which ones need to be encrypted. This can also be extended with an API, signing mechanism and/or validation process so that site developers can categorize their cookies in advance, while uncategorized cookies or those which have been miscategorized (either on purpose or on accident) can still be identified through all of the detection mechanisms or manually by the user. Simply put, there are some types of cookies you want, and there are some types of cookies you don't. I will try to elaborate more on these different concepts later.
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