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the other day I googled malwarebytes.org and on the top of the search result is malwarebot.bytescan.org and I accidently click on that. Anybody have any information wheter or not that website has some malware or virus attached to it that would infect my computer? Also I type d-adicts.com(which is not the right address) instead of d-addicts.com and I was redirected to website called adware.com. Does anybody have any info on this website also. I have scanned my computer since and mbam does not found any malware. Does that mean that my computer is safe?

thanks. I'm sorry if it is not the right forum.

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Greetings gibot and welcome.

I checked d-adicts.com (aka adware.com) and it's just aggressively advertising Stopzilla which is a legitimate product (made by Roxio). I don't like their tactics, but there's nothing malicious, at least that I could find. As far as malwarebot.bytescan.org goes, it's only hosting a rogue (malwareremovalbot) but doesn't have any drive-by trojans or anything so you're safe as long as you didn't actually download and install malwareremovalbot (which is easily removed by MBAM or by Add/Remove Programs).

For future protection you might consider adding a good hosts file to your security. I recommend a program called HostsMan. It can automatically download and update several Hosts files that block malicious websites so if you accidentally click in the wrong place and try to visit one, your browser won't actually connect. Spywareblaster is good to use as well as the Immunize function in Spybot Search & Destroy (just don't use the TeaTimer resident protection as it can conflict with other software like MBAM).

I hope I've been helpful. Good luck and safe surfing :) .

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Greetings gibot and welcome.

I checked d-adicts.com (aka adware.com) and it's just aggressively advertising Stopzilla which is a legitimate product (made by Roxio). I don't like their tactics, but there's nothing malicious, at least that I could find. As far as malwarebot.bytescan.org goes, it's only hosting a rogue (malwareremovalbot) but doesn't have any drive-by trojans or anything so you're safe as long as you didn't actually download and install malwareremovalbot (which is easily removed by MBAM or by Add/Remove Programs).

For future protection you might consider adding a good hosts file to your security. I recommend a program called HostsMan. It can automatically download and update several Hosts files that block malicious websites so if you accidentally click in the wrong place and try to visit one, your browser won't actually connect. Spywareblaster is good to use as well as the Immunize function in Spybot Search & Destroy (just don't use the TeaTimer resident protection as it can conflict with other software like MBAM).

I hope I've been helpful. Good luck and safe surfing :) .

Are you sure that tea timer can conflic with MBAM. I am using both and it does not seem to have any conflict at all. How do I know if I have a conflict between these two software? thanks for checking those website for me.

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It's a possibility because if you were infected with something and MBAM was attempting to remove it, TeaTimer might prevent MBAM from doing so, for example, if the malware entry being removed was a startup. To work around it if this happens you can temporarily disable TeaTimer to let MBAM do it's job (you'll have to disable TeaTimer from starting up with your computer as well) then enable it once the infection is successfully cleaned, which you can check by doing a second scan with MBAM. As long as you take those steps should a problem occur you should be fine, it's just more hassles than some users like to go through.

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Greetings gibot and welcome.

I checked d-adicts.com (aka adware.com) and it's just aggressively advertising Stopzilla which is a legitimate product (made by Roxio). I don't like their tactics, but there's nothing malicious, at least that I could find. As far as malwarebot.bytescan.org goes, it's only hosting a rogue (malwareremovalbot) but doesn't have any drive-by trojans or anything so you're safe as long as you didn't actually download and install malwareremovalbot (which is easily removed by MBAM or by Add/Remove Programs).

For future protection you might consider adding a good hosts file to your security. I recommend a program called HostsMan. It can automatically download and update several Hosts files that block malicious websites so if you accidentally click in the wrong place and try to visit one, your browser won't actually connect. Spywareblaster is good to use as well as the Immunize function in Spybot Search & Destroy (just don't use the TeaTimer resident protection as it can conflict with other software like MBAM).

I hope I've been helpful. Good luck and safe surfing :) .

thanks for checking those two website for me. I really appreciate it . thanks so much

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