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OpenHardwareMonitor.exe converts Malwarebytes scans from [Administrator] to [Limited]

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When OpenHardwareMonitor is on, Malwarebytes will scan on [limited] instead of [administrator]; even when logged on an administrator account. I wish to upload the file, but I want explicit permission first. Here's the Virustotal log: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/205eb470253e33819b9b66396d2b78f0d7863c36db235bd198ed01d7f23a65d9/analysis/1380258754/

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Are you talking about this program?   Open Hardware Monitor
Please provide more details on what you think the issue is as well as the following logs.
Run MBAM and check for updates and do a Quick Scan and post back that log.

Next, Please create an mbam-check log:

  • Download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop
  • Double-click on mbam-check.exe to run it, it should then open a log file
  • Please do not copy and paste the entire contents of the log into your next post, instead please attach the log CheckResults.txt file which should now be located on your desktop to your next post




Then Please run the following scanner and send back the logs.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save to your Desktop

Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.
Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool.
Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include the following logs in your next reply as an attachment: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
  • You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file and just post it or attach it.
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Hi AdvancedSetup. Thanks for replying.


Yes, that is the program. I'm currently using Version 0.4.0 Beta. I actually had this problem for a few weeks now and I couldn't pinpoint why Malwarebytes was scanning on [limited] until I exited OpenHardwareMonitor.


Here are the logs you requested.



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The log shows it ran as administrator.
Owner :: WUTTO [administrator]
What are you basing that the scan is not done with Administrative rights or that there is an issue?
Based on the logs I would recommend trying to remove these items from the Registry.  If at all possible you should try to run all programs without any compatibility settings unless the program really needs it.
Compatibility Flag Settings (Any MBAM file listings should be removed):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\appCompatFlags\Layers

    C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieCtrl.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon's Prophet\LaunchPad.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\appCompatFlags\Layers


    C:\Program Files (x86)\Planetside 2\LaunchPad.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe

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Malwarebytes scanned as [Administrator] because OpenHardwareMonitor wasn't executed. I posted here to notify Malwarebytes staff that this program can downgrade your scan from [Administrator] to [Limited] if it is running. Also, I was curious why this program downgrades the scan. I should've made myself clear in the first post. Sorry for your time.

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