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  1. Update - having added these folders, Malwarebytes now reports that no threats were detected. Thanks for your help.
  2. Thanks - I've added all the folders that were detected, and I'll see what happens next time Malwarebytes runs. Thanks for your help.
  3. Thanks for the reply. I saw there was an option to add an item to the Allow List, but it only gives me the options to allow a file/folder, website, application to connect to the internet, or a previously detected exploit. Could you please explain how I add a particular browser extension? Thanks
  4. Hi all, Every time Malwarebytes runs a scan it reports 44 "threats", all of which are PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, e.g. Registry Value: 3 PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, HKU\<removed>\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\EDGE\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|<removed>, No Action By User, 267, 980953, , , , , , (I've removed the gobbledygook keys in case it's not secure to include them on a forum.) and PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\<user>\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\EDGE\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\<removed>, No Action By User, 267, 980953, , , , , , The only extensions I use are Ecosia Search and Malwarebytes Browser Guard. The first time I saw these threats I clicked on Quarantine, and next time I used Edge the Ecosia extension had gone, so I suspect it's to do with that. Am I correct in my deduction? Is it safe to ignore them? How can I get Malwarebytes to ignore these potential threats so that I can immediately see any other threats that it detects? I don't want to have to read through a list of 44 detected threats every time! Thanks for your help.
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