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First of all thanks to Anti-Malware which has finally removed a seneka rootkit that's been plaguing me for about 3 days.

Three days ago, I downloaded the latest mbam-setup.exe and the latest database from http://www.gt500.org/malwarebytes/database.jsp (Version 1673).

I had read that when you have a virus it's better to update manually that run the updater since some malware might interfere with the download.

I normally download both on a different, unaffected machine.

When I ran with that database, the seneka rootkit was not found.

Finally, yesterday I ran the updater and the database was successfully updated to Version 1712.

This version found and removed the rootkit after two successive scans (logs attached).

So, I have two questions:

1. Is there another place to look for the latest database?

2. If not, is there a way to update on another (unaffected) machine and transfer the new database manually? I can't seem to find out where it's stored. Perhaps that's done on purpose.

BTW, as soon as I can get back the $$ I spent yesterday on Spyware Dr. (which didn't find/remove the Seneka Rootkit), I will purchase the full version of Anti-Malware.

SG

Summary_2009_01_31__2009_02_01_.txt

Summary_2009_01_31__2009_02_01_.txt

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1. Is there another place to look for the latest database?

No, Marcin personally updates the one on my site, but he only does it once every few days.

2. If not, is there a way to update on another (unaffected) machine and transfer the new database manually? I can't seem to find out where it's stored. Perhaps that's done on purpose.

Yes, here are the locations of the database on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref

Windows Vista:

C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
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