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  1. Was just reading a few articles about Google the other day where they stated that users should not expect a certain level of privacy. And with everything going on with the NSA (Prism), I believe it and am concerned.

     

    I was thinking of possible ways to still use e-mail but with privacy and each method seemed to have its own flaws. Hosting my own mail server was one solution and using PGP on Gmail or any other free webmail service that supports it was another. The problem is that I have never setup a mail server before so I'm sure it would take awhile and then there's no guarantee that I would set it up correctly. With PGP, not everyone uses it so it only works if the person you are e-mailing participates.

     

    What about you guys? Any suggestions for keeping our privacy safe?

     

    Regards,

    Keith

  2. what ive done is click 1 then right click and hit select all and it selects all of them so you dont have to... i had 72 pups and it worked when i did that.. hope this helps a fellow member...  :) 

     

    That's a great tip but seems like a makeshift solution. I know there's the ability to handle how MBAM treats PUPs, however, it would still be nice to have the "Select All" button in cases where you DO want to remove everything, but didn't want to have everything selected by default.

  3. @Shy,

    CCleaner and Spybot's immunize feature do different things...

    CCleaner deletes temporary files from Windows, browsers, and cleans up unnecessary files from other programs as well. Of course it does more, but that's some of the main functions...

    Spybot S&D's immunize feature blocks certain websites, downloaders/installers, protects IE's configuration settings, and adds entries to the HOSTS file to prevent you from going to malicious websites.

    Regards,

    Keith

  4. Hello TerryFP

    Spywareblaster is a passive security program, meaning it does not constantly run in the background so you are fine there. I would leave it installed and continue to update it.

    Like YoKenny, I really don't use Spybot S&D anymore for it's active real-time protection because it has become somewhat bloated. At the time when I stopped using it, the definitions for the program were not updated frequently but they have since corrected this and release updated definitions once a week now if I remember correctly. While I still do not recommend the use of the real-time protection (TeaTimer), I do use the Immunize feature which is also a form of passive protection for your internet browsers and HOSTS file. You can disable TeaTimer by performing the instructions in the first link below:

    Disable TeaTimer

    What is the Immunize feature?

    What is the HOSTS file?

    SuperAntiSpyware is a good program to have in addition to MBAM. I would disable it from starting up when your computer boots unless you bought the paid version of the product because it will not actively protect your computer if you are using the free version. It will be using your system's resources but not actually protecting you. But I do like to use SAS as a backup to MBAM when scanning my computer or anyone else's computer so I would keep it if I were you.

    Everything else looks good including Kaspersky 2010, MBAM (of course), and Windows Firewall.

    Regards,

    Keith

  5. I'd like to see the DDS logs that Ron requested but it sounds like the drivers for your sound and network adapters may have gotten corrupted and/or deleted... In addition to Ron's instructions, please do the following:

    1. Click the Start Menu
    2. Click Run...
    3. Type in compmgmt.msc and click Ok
    4. In the left window pane, single left-click Device Manager

    In the right window pane, do you see anything with a red "X" or yellow triangle with a black "!" icon?

    Regards,

    Keith

  6. Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes

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    Regards,

    Keith

  7. @Colonel Mortimer,

    You hit the nail on the head. Trying these products out on your own will give you the best idea of what you are looking for in a security program or any program for that matter.

    No one knows what is easier to use or best suited for you than yourself. We can offer advice based on detection rates and system usage but if it isn't intuitive enough to easily configure, then it won't matter.

    Regards,

    Keith

  8. Hello Man the rat,

    Have you made sure that MBAM is set up to automatically download updates?

    1. Open Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    2. Click on the Settings tab
    3. From the Settings tab, click on the Updater Settings tab
    4. From that tab, make sure the Download and install program update if available option is checked.

    Also, you can set up MBAM to automatically update at certain intervals:

    1. From MBAM, click on the Protection tab
    2. From the Protection tab, click on the Scheduler button
    3. Click on the Update tab and set up scheduling the way you'd like

    Regards,

    Keith

  9. Hello coolein,

    Alternatively, you can try this.

    1. From a known clean computer, install (if it's currently not installed) and update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    2. Next, navigate to:
      XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\
      Vista: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    3. From that directory, copy the rules.ref file and move it over to a flash/thumb drive
    4. Plug the flash/thumb drive into the infected computer and paste the rules.ref file into the appropriate folder above
      Note: Be careful as your flash/thumb drive can become infected when using it on an infected computer.

    This will ensure that you get the latest definitions onto the infected computer.

    Regards,

    Keith

  10. @garybear,

    The difference between just copying/pasting the MBAM directory and restoring an image is that in the image, your registry will have been copied as well. The registry is where your MBAM key is stored and referenced from.

    Regards,

    Keith

  11. I have no problem with the way you post garybear. I feel that a lot of members are too uptight around here. I have been away from the forum more and more since the beginning of this year, more because of work and extra-curricular activities but the times I do come on here, it always seems to be the same ol story. I applaud you for being light hearted while also wanting to learn. If you ever have any questions, just let me know!

    Regards,

    Keith

  12. Hello Sheesh,

    What do you mean by "run in the background"? Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Pro version features real-time protection that continuously runs in the background. You can get the Pro version by purchasing a lifetime license.

    Regards,

    Keith

  13. Hello,

    I hate to say it, but 14 million people could be wrong. These could be average users that don't know enough about computers that are running these types of programs. I know you won't catch an expert on any of the security/malware removal forums running them.

    Regards,

    Keith

  14. Hello Bassy,

    It could be that the spyware/malware that SAS is finding is minor and something that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does not target. MBAM tends to target the nastier, tougher to remove malware as opposed to scanners like SAS (SUPERAntiSpyware) that detect tracing cookies and the like.

    The point I'm trying to make is that if you're anti-virus program and an updated MBAM are not detecting anything, then your computer is most likely free of any real threats. If you'd like you could post some logs in the Malware Removal section and get a check-up to be sure.

    Also, SpywareBlaster is an inactive program that prevents the installation of Active X programs, blocks tracing cookies, and restricts malicious websites. It is not a program that removes malware.

    Regards,

    Keith

  15. I've been using IRC in some form since I was about 13 years old and I'm now 26. IRC's benefits are great in that it provides a platform to chat live with other people and get immediate feedback if someone is available. However, IRC can be time consuming and counter productive as well as you are constantly monitoring the chat instead of doing the things you need to.

    My opinion on a chat room for MBAM? I think it would be nice to have but it isn't a necessity. Productivity would not increase over having just the forums. I believe it would just be a vehicle to get to know others from the forum a little better to be honest. I'd prefer the staff focus on the development of MBAM over having a chat room any day but I'm sure there are volunteers like Sean (therock247uk) who would help out.

    Regards,

    Keith

  16. I'm a network administrator working as a consultant for the Air Force in South Carolina. I also do computer repair on the side and will soon be removing malware for free online :)

    Regards,

    Keith

  17. I've also used this and when I worked at my last job, I recommended deploying it to all the workstations because our users would always claim that it took forever to shut down or their computer would not shut down at all. UPH basically forces all those hanging processes that prevent Windows from shutting down to close, nice little tool.

    Regards,

    Keith

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