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  1. Ah great, I was just a little nervous. Thanks very much for the quick reply.
  2. Hi there, I was just a little concerned and wanted to double check something. I'm using Malwarebytes free edition and was about to run a manual scan. When I pushed update and it prompted to install the updated version, 4.1.2. I haven't used it for a few weeks and I notice from the forums that this update has indeed been released in that time. What worried me a bit was when it updated it prompted for a restart of the application, then when I accepted restarted and ran through the install process similar to when I first installed it (i.e asked for elevation at the start, asked if I wanted the standard/custom install etc.) Might be silly and I apologise if so, but I just wanted to double check that this is intended behaviour with this update and not something gone awry with my PC or some kind of fake update or whatever. I'm using Windows 10. Thanks in advance!
  3. Oh! I see. Thank you very much. I was a little concerned as I read a thread saying it should always elevate, but perhaps that was only in V2 before the way the service escalates things was put in. There is one more little thing I wanted to ask actually, as you asked and I was curious so I thought I would take you up on it (sorry :D.) When Malwarebytes v3 first started after installation tonight the title of the windows was 'Malwarebytes undefined'. It turned out my firewall was blocking one of the required files to access the update/license server however, and after allowing that through it was able to contact the license server I guess, and the title changed to correctly showing as the free version. This wouldn't have caused any issues though right? I can enable the trial from the settings now that it has gone through, I just heard someone complaining that it started as the trial premium version by default so I thought I'd ask to see if I should reinstall before doing so. It's just a minor question I know, but I figured I'd mention it in passing. Thanks again.
  4. Hello there, just a quick question about something a little odd. I used MBAM v3 a long time ago but went back to v2 after some issues. I just reinstalled v3 tonight and remembered one aspect which I found a little odd back then: UAC doesn't get triggered when I open MBAM (when it is not open at all.) It gets triggered when closing via the systray, but never on opening. It is supposed to ask for elevation right? v2 did for the entirety of the time I used it. Could my installation be corrupt in some way? This is an issue which persisted when I installed v3 when it first came out, so maybe it's something to do with my configuration? Thanks!
  5. Update: tested on a known clean PC with similar setup (Win 7 Pro) and results were the same, as soon as MBAM is opened (as admin) the service disappears. Bit strange but I guess it's either intended, or I dunno. It doesn't seem to interfere with the workings of the program at least, I was just a bit curious as to if there was something wrong with my home PC. So I guess you can close this. Thanks
  6. Hi there. I was just trying out version 3 but I had a few issues with it running alongside MSE (which I read are known issues) so I reverted back to for now but I noticed something potentially strange. I checked services.msc and noticed MBAMservice is not there, while I thought it was in my previous 2.2.1 installation. I uninstalled and reinstalled, and noticed after installation (but before first run) MBAMservice does install and appear there as I thought it would - but when launching MBAM for the first time and performing the first update, it disappears again. The mbamservice.exe file still exists within the malwarebytes folder, MBAM just unregisters it as a service. I've read that it is not necessary to be running in the free version anyways, but I still assumed it would be there inactive. Is it possible in my old installation I had 'activated' it in a free trial or something? or maybe it shouldn't have been there and the older version was corrupt somehow? Maybe I'm just mistaken and it wasn't there all along. I guess I just want confirmation that it's ok the service removes itself with the free version. I'm using windows 7 home and MBAM itself appears to work fine. Thank you!
  7. It helps if I actually click on the attach this file button. Third time lucky. mbam-log-2013-09-09 (23-06-01).txt
  8. Also attaching the log in which I deleted the file. There are two files detected here, the reason is that I zipped the executable ready to send for false positive verification prior to reading up some more on the IQ wrapper stuff. I did a quick scan after quarantining/deleting them and it comes back clean, just wondering if I need to be worried about anything.
  9. Hello! I just updated MalwareBytes and ran a quick scan, and it discovered "Trojan.InstallIQ" in an old installer I had in my download folder from a few years ago, for Digsby. I was going to upload it as a false positive at first but I did a little reading on the IQ installer wrapper and the adware nature of it, and I can understand why it was flagged; this was however downloaded directly from the Digsby site itself and reading up on it does seem to indicate they used it at some point or other. With this in mind, I assume there's no real risk to the machine as a result of this file having been on here, and I'm safe to just delete it? I don't even have Digsby installed and I haven't for several years. Thanks!
  10. Hi, just had the exact same result and wondering if (very much hoping) it's a false positive. It flagged notepad.exe in the windows and system32 folders for me.
  11. Ah yes, my browser does stay on cnet - it's just the intermediatary link location that set off alarm bells for me initially. But if it's okay then great. I got very worried after I installed it then saw that it may not be legit. But thanks very much, I can relax now.
  12. Hi, thanks for the reply. I did a little more searching after I posted and it does indeed seem to be the content delivery for cnet, owned by them, and I have actually installed it now after confirming it was owned by cnet so I'm hoping it's ok I also wasn't all that clear - I have automatic redirect disabled in my browser, and the redirect link itself was just from dw.com.com. The exact redirect link on the cnet page is actually http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=...t%3Ddl-10804572. The file itself is named mbam-setup-, and the file itself after the redirect seems to come from http://software-files-l.cnet.com (if you click on the dl.com.com link it should take you to where it took me to download the file, I'm hoping it's ok .) Thanks again in advance.
  13. Hello, just checking to make sure that I'm getting the correct download location for a fresh install from the site and something isn't redirecting me. From clicking on http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php I get redirected to http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti...&tag=button, but the actual download link within leads to a ridiculously long file name residing at http://dw.com.com/ dw.com.com seems to be flagged as a bad site in some places, though I have the hunch it's just content delivery for cnet.com - I was a little suspicious so I thought I'd ask prior to installing it to make sure I'm not going to get a nasty surprise. Thanks.
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