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  1. Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself here just fine Regards, Keith
  2. Hello jbmorris and welcome to Malwarebytes, I would delete your system restore files by turning system restore off, rebooting, and then turning system restore back on. Scan with MBAM after you've done that and the scan should come back clean. Right click on My Computer from the Desktop and select Properties Click the System Restore tab Place a check in the checkbox next to "Turn off System Restore on all drives" and click Apply. When you boot back up, uncheck the checkbox and click Apply. I hope this helps! Regards, swagger
  3. Hello dallas7, A couple of things I wanted to touch on: MBAM's database number does increment +1 on every update, HOWEVER, I do not believe it's always an incremental update. More specifically, this does not mean that what was once in database version 3499 is now in 3500. There may be things that are removed or added depending on the latest threats and things that aren't in the wild anymore. The developers might also optimize the database to pickup 3-4 different threats with one string of code as opposed to 1 string for each threat. I'm not a programmer so pardon me if I don't know the exact verbiage. I could be wrong but I believe this to be true as Malwarebytes targets the latest and most difficult to remove threats, not all of them. You are correct, Malwarebytes does release more than 1 or 2 updates a day; I would say the average is right around 4-5 a day. Yet, the paid version program only offers you an automatic update of once every 24 hours. There are ways around this like creating a scheduled task in Task Scheduler, but I am fairly sure the developers are working on implementing a better scheme for updating more frequently. When it's released is entirely up to the developers Regards, swagger
  4. Hello lava1 and welcome to Malwarebytes, As I've mentioned to demonluo, please read my reply in post #2. This issue should resolve itself after the next update or two. Just be patient and give it a little bit of time everyone. Thanks in advance! Regards, swagger
  5. Hello demonluo, Please refer to my post above Give it some time, but things should fix themselves. Regards, swagger
  6. Hello Spyros and welcome to Malwarebytes! Do not be alarmed. This happens every so often and is usually fixed after the very next database update! Regards, swagger
  7. Don't worry. This happens from time to time and should be fixed in the next database update Regards, swagger
  8. Hello agoyal2 and welcome to Malwarebytes! Please follow the instructions given by AdvancedSetup in post #3 of this thread. Thanks and good luck! Regards, swagger
  9. Hello pmal67 and welcome to Malwarebytes, If you are running GMER, then you must suspect that you have a rootkit? Do you know how to interpret the results? If not, I would suggest you let an expert guide you in the Malware Removal section of the forum because rootkits are difficult to detect and remove. Regards, Keith
  10. Gotcha, Just making sure. Have a good one! Regards, swagger
  11. Hello zeepkist and welcome to Malwarebytes, I have to agree with markregt... I don't know of many programs, if any, that clean up everything after themselves. You can use a product like Revo Uninstaller next time to help you track down all the traces when uninstalling. I'm more concerned with what you said about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware though. What were you looking for it to do that it didn't? I know most, including myself, find it an invaluable product and tool so I'm very interested in your opinion. Thanks in advance! Take care, swagger
  12. Hello lawpet and welcome to Malwarebytes, I'm no expert by any means, but I think MBAM's detection mechanism depends largely on where the file (in your case, archive) is located on the hard drive... Where is it located? Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is by no means a replacement to your anti-virus program, it finds and removes things that are not found or are difficult to remove by the major anti-virus products out there. Regards, swagger
  13. I like that idea myself Not sure how hard it would be to implement as I'm not a programmer but if it's not too difficult, I'd like to see this as well. Regards, swagger
  14. Hello John CK, It sounds like you were using AVG and Avira Antivir together at the same time? If that's the case, in the future, I would only use one real-time anti-virus program at a time to reduce conflicts. Regards, swagger
  15. Hello latravant, We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums. Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here. One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available. After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someon has replied to your post. Alternatively, as a paying customer, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org Regards, swagger
  16. Using unsecured wireless networks is extremely unsafe. Someone could be setting you up with a trap or anyone malicious enough could connect to the same network and gain access to your computer. Have you ran MBAM and your anti-virus recently? Did the scans find anything? Regards, swagger
  17. From the help file included in the installation: example: "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runupdate from Start Menu -> Run... Or you can setup a shortcut on the desktop with the path to mbam.exe and your command line parameter of choice. Regards, Keith
  18. Peppermints, This may sound funny but I have a former co-worker/friend who had the same thing happen to her last week. I got this spam e-mail from her out of the blue last week which was addressed to her entire contacts list with a malicious link in it. So of course, i called her up and asked if she sent this or not. She said no so I started to give her the "you need to scan your computer ASAP" speech but I also said, you may want to contact Yahoo. About an hour later, she called me back and said Yahoo told her that some accounts had been compromised and they are working on the issue. The problem was on their end, not my friend's. You might want to contact Yahoo as well. I hope this helps! Regards, Keith
  19. You're welcome. You asked the questions
  20. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loopback: Technically speaking, you could use any IP address from the or / range in your HOSTS file and it would still point to your network adapter. is just the most popular I hope this helps. Regards, Keith
  21. @exile, I must have misinterpreted this line then. It sounds like Marcus wanted to reverse what was included in the HOSTS file. Disregard then I suppose. Regards, Keith
  22. Hate to rehash but you're original thinking in your first post was flawed... Removing the malicious sites and adding the good sites would defeat the purpose of HOSTS file such as MVP and hpHosts. Without those sites included in your HOSTS file as redirected to localhost (, you would be able to access them, even if it was by accident. I hope you see that clearly now Regards, Keith
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