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Bug Report - Duplicated Malwarebytes Shortcuts

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Dear Malwarebytes,


I am running a Windows 10 machine, I have upgraded to Malwarebytes without issues in the past however today I have noticed that the shortcut name has changed from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Notifications. Upon looking at each shortcut I can see the path is the exact same. If I delete the shortcut Malwarebytes Anti-malware notifications shortcut the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware shortcut displays correctly.



Please note I have done the following.


1) Run mbam-clean.exe

2) Ensured that the Operating System is reset (which has been done 4 times with the same end result being a bad shortcut.)


OS type: 64 Bit

OS Version: Windows 10




I believe that this new shortcut was created in-error by Malwarebytes. Just wanted to provide a quick bug report to hopefully get this fixed in newer versions :-)

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I should of mentioned that when you run the malwarebytes installer. It creates two shortcuts in the start menu.



1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Notifications

2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


Both point to the same program and as such the 1st shortcut is not needed. In addition search Prioritizes Notifications over Anti-Malware which then results in the shortcut displaying what could be seen as a different program.


Ideally I would advise removing the Notifications shortcut and keeping the old Malwarebytes Anti-Malware shortcut. This is something the end user can do if you don't have MBAM internal protection disabled, If you do then you will have to disable internal protection before removing the secondry shortcut file. As mentioned before the shortcut path and destination is the exact same as the normal Anti-Malware shortcut so deleting the 2nd one won't do any damage to your system.

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Just to confirm what I've mentioned above, I have just tested Malwarebytes on a Automated Virtual Machine running windows 10. I can confirm that after getting the install setup running, mbam setup creates two start-up icons instead of just a single shortcut. Both lead to the same software. This should be able to provide you with a good grounds of being able to recreate the bug in the lab.

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