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  1. If, as @jboursier says, the possibility exists, that my suggestions will be added to the 'Basic Repair Actions', we should discuss the possibility of creating a seperate section for these fixes/actions. The 'Basic Repair Actions' are now in 'Settings', but they're rather out of place there, because they're not really settings. They merit their own section. See my very crude attached image.
  2. @Gt-truth I understand what you are trying to convey, but... If you were hit by malware or adware and have cleansed your system with AdwCleaner, your computer might still have some residual issues or might behave erratically. Then you are advised to use the 'Basic Repair Actions'. Since Malwarebytes has decided to offer some 'Basic Repair Actions' (and not all that are possible), you might end up with a visit to the forum asking for assistance. There they will probably advise you to download and run [some other program], which essentially means that AdwCleaner has a sub-par set of 'Basic Repair Actions'. My view is that this section should be expanded to avoid unnecessary questions in the Help sections, clogging the workload of experts and a somewhat humiliating advice to use a competing product.
  3. Thank you, yes those resources are quite sufficient. Like Windows Update, Windows Installer can safely be repaired via Stop Service - Unregister Windows Installer - Reregister Windows Installer - Start Service Fred
  4. [To avoid confusion I decided to create a seperate topic] In AdwCleaner's 'Settings' there is a section called 'Basic Repair Actions'. Since malware might also interfere with the Windows Installer, I would suggest to add 'Fix Windows Installer' to the 'Basic Repair Actions'. See (for instance) here.
  5. Greetings, Thank you for your reply. You are quite right to assume that these sites will give the product team adequate information to address my suggestion. Thank you for your efforts.
  6. In AdwCleaner's 'Settings' there is a section called 'Basic Repair Actions'. Since malware might also interfere with Windows Update, I would suggest to add 'Reset Windows Update' to the 'Basic Repair Actions'. See (for instance) here.
  7. @Suitiepie I really like your suggestion regarding the GUI. It's a great way forward, but I'm also sure that it will be thrown in the bin. I find the Settings button kind of hidden, not easy to find. Yes, I understand that, once you've enabled/disabled the settings, there's no real need to have it displayed obtrusively, but still: it's somehow confusing and not intuitive. I dislike the free space. The robot and skyview are not in any way helpful. They're just there to fill the emptyness. Remove the empty space and you'll end up with a sleeker GUI.
  8. As requested by @LiquidTension The mbst-grab-results.zip. mbst-grab-results.zip
  9. The requested zip of the Malwarebytes Support Tool is attached However, the Tool has removed Malwarebytes entirely. Had to re-install the program but it seems to have forgotten my licence key. Please advice. mbst-grab-results.zip
  10. Since today, if I want to open Microsoft Edge, Malwarebytes claims that an Exploit was automatically blocked. Then Edge is unresponsive and I need to forcefully close the program. I've added the Advanced Report.Maybe you can shed some light on the problem. Malwarebytes.txt
  11. You don't seem to get much feedback, I fear.
  12. Intel and Microsoft are now offering patches for Spectre for most of Intel's CPU's. I've created a little post to help you safeguard your PC. See here .
  13. As Malwarebytes itself is rather scarce with information about updates and changes of their Malwarebytes Extension for Firefox, I'm trying to collect those here .
  14. Come on. It's not your outrage, but your frustration. Don't make it bigger that it is.
  15. CCleaner v5.33.6162 for 32-bit Windows users was indeed compromised. See here. Malwarebytes detected this threat as Trojan.Floxif. The suspicious code was hidden in the application’s initialization code called CRT (Common Runtime) that is normally inserted during compilation by the compiler. This code modification was executed by the following function calls (functions marked by red represent the CRT modifications): The guys at Piriform have released a new version that has the malware removed. Simply download CCleaner v5.34.6207 and you're fine again. .
  16. All the good, reputable antivirus programs can work together with Malwarebytes.
  17. Malwarebytes is an antimalware program that focusses on malware (ransomware, bankers, exploits, RATs) and progressively gravitates to an antivirus program. That's because the world of threats is evolving constantly. Kaspersky is a traditional antivirus program that progressively gravitates to an antimalware program. That's because the world of threats is evolving constantly. But, as Rudyard Kipling once wrote 'Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet'.
  18. I see that some people do not entirely understand the issue of 'bloatware'. Bloatware is functionality that is simply added to make software more 'interesting'. Malwarebytes uses a modular approach, which means that ever evolving malware can lead to a new module to protect users. Some years ago ransomware didn't exist and to protect a user new ways of behavioural detection needed to be implemented. That meant a new module. Microsoft does the same only they call it key security enhancements such as kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (kASLR), kernel Data Execution Prevention (DEP), and virtualization-based security (VBS) capabilities delivered with Device Guard all contribute to breaking the exploit techniques observed in the wild.
  19. But maybe you can stop scripts from running if you tried to run them in specific situations, like trying to run/open them in your mail or if you try to run/open them manually?
  20. JavaRa (a program coded by Shane Gowland after an idea by me) is not actively updated anymore since the release Java's own Uninstall Tool. See here.
  21. Just updated Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware to version 8 beta on my fully updated Windows 10 machine. - Removed Anti-Ransomware 7 Beta - Installed Anti-Ransomware 8 Beta - Program works flawlessly.
  22. I did not even know I had some kind of fame here Thank you, Firefox, for your time and help. Removing MBAM and reinstalling it did the trick. Best wishes, Fred
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