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I think blocking *.gstatic.com is NOT just a false positive. I ran every other scanner I have, and eliminated a PUM and a PUP, and then the Malwarebytes blocking messages stopped. Here is what was removed:

PUP                      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software|Description
PUM.StartMenu    HKEY_USERS\... \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced|Start_TrackProgs

I'm sure Malwarebytes will have a fix in the next database update or two, so I won't mention which program found these.


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46 minutes ago, CristianCP said:

So you're saying that Google's server gstatic itself spreads PUPs ? I don't think so. Maybe it was a coincidence for you.

No, I am not saying anything of the sort. I am saying that those two entries were quarantined, and the problem stopped immediately. I could restore them to test, but I see no reason to. (I did check before posting to make sure that there was no Malwarebytes update that might have fixed the problem in the meantime)

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13 minutes ago, John L. Galt said:

Hi, @KerryNY, and :welcome:

MBAM Staffer Maurice Naggar confirmed it was a False Positive.

Those entries quarantined should now not cause the issue.

Hmm... I had that update already, but maybe it took a restart to stop the problem?  Well, either way, if the problem is solved for everyone, I am glad. :)


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