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My laptop is running Windows 8.1 and I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home Premium installed. I clicked a Google search result yesterday in Firefox and got this alert: Malicious Website Blocked Domain: www.hitcpm.com IP: 184.108.40.206 Type: Outbound Process: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe I backed out of Google and believed that between the app and NoScript, I wasn't affected by whatever was on the dodgy site. I ran a full scan just to be sure in MWB and nothing showed up, which is what I expected. But when I switched back to Thunderbird, an almost identical alert showed again. Malicious Website Blocked Domain: www.hitcpm.com IP: 220.127.116.11 <== Note different IP Type: Outbound Process: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird/thunderbird.exe I ran the scan again and still nothing. I also ran a full scan with Windows Defender and everything was clean. My questions: 1) If the software successfully blocked the malicious site in Firefox, why did I get a slightly different alert, with a different IP address, in Thunderbord? Are there some shared processes between Mozilla apps? Please note that every time I boot Firefox, I get a brief alert that "Mozilla Firefox (and add-ons) is now protected by Malware Anti-Exploit Beta". I never get this alert when launching Thunderbird. 2) Are there any additional steps I should take now?
Two days ago I installed Anti Exploit Premium ver 1.08.1.2572 on a PC running Windows 10 Home, 64-bit 10.0, build 10586. I run Windows Defender on this computer, along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home Premium ver 18.104.22.1683. This morning Windows Defender is reporting that its Real-Time Protection is turned off, and that I should turn it on. Did the install Anti Exploit Premium turn off Windows Defender Real-Time Protection? And I guess my bigger question is, what setting should I be using with these three applications? For example, should Windows Defender Real-Time Protection be turned off when Anti Exploit Premium is also running on a PC? Any suggestions would be appreciated.