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MalwareBytes deleting windows system files!


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yes fortunately my computer survived this huge FP... i did a system restore and everything is fine now. but it will take a long time (if ever) before I trust MalwareBytes to protect my computer again. I will keep it but don`t use the proactive protection.

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I am not 100% sure if that is why I had to re format last night but had my paid version of malwarebytes password protected and the password would not work for me to get into the program . Non of my passwords worked for that matter and couldn't get in to Safe Mode either

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FYI - the posted fix worked on XP and Windows 7 Pro worked for me. I have another Win 7 machine that had the unable to login issue, Safe mode then system restore corrected that.

Do not delete the Quarantined files. The only issue I cannot correct is where someone deleted these files. MBAM doing a good job of responding quickly.

Thanks

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I am happy to say that i was not affected by this. :) I could say though that malwarebytes has a slow false positive detections when compared to some other programs.

I don't think you realize just how badly this crippled folks - anyone with the PRO version has the ability to turn on realtime updating - which basically means MBAM checks around every 5 minutes for an update.

I was sitting in front of my computer last night when it downloaded the update and started a flash scan - here is the result: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=125127

I was one of the first to report it, but by then the support channel calls and forum posts were multiplying.

If anything, this happened b/c MBAM is so *fast* to detect a threat. As for detecting a FP - sure, they did - but all those thousands or even tens of thousands of PRO customers, both consumer and business, were already affected at that point.

The updated database was released, from what I can tell, within 30 minutes of me receiving the bad database - but by then countless thousands of people were left crippled or dead in the water.

FYI - the posted fix worked on XP and Windows 7 Pro worked for me. I have another Win 7 machine that had the unable to login issue, Safe mode then system restore corrected that.

Do not delete the Quarantined files. The only issue I cannot correct is where someone deleted these files. MBAM doing a good job of responding quickly.

Thanks

System restore is able to help in that respect, but that is why they are telling people to use the support channel - it's one on one support with no interference from others like here in the forums - granted, the interference is usually good, and a lot faster right now b/c support is swamped, but in the long run, I think it is better for novices and new computer users and those not very savvy to stick to the support channels.

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