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I got a new warning that EXPLORER.EXE (while deleting files in a folder) was detected as a ransomware and moved to the quarantine.

Problem:  c:\windows\explorer.exe is already listed as an exclusion.


A scan of c:\windows\explorer.exe  with virustotal.com showed that it is clean 


So I wonder: is the exclusion of files really working at the moment?  And again I ask politely the developers to add the full path info, when a ransomware was detected :) 




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Hello hza:

Let's start with your logs. Please create the following zipped archives for developer team analysis:

Create a zip archive of the directory C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware\
Create another zip archive of the directory C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService\logs\

Please attach the above zipped archives to your next reply and then do a conventional Windows uninstall & reinstall of Beta5, MBARW and include the status of the system's issue in your next reply.

Thank you for beta testing MBARW and your valued feedback.

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Thanks for your feedback! 

Here are the requested files.. This morning I had some problems with the actual beta software :( It considered the purging of The Bat message's bases as ransomware activity and put the the Thebat.exe in quarantine (even this file was already excluded - and virustotal.com showed no infection of it). Worse: after the requested reboot of the computer it encountered an error and did not start again :( Another reboot (well, a real hardware reboot with power off for some minutes) neither resolved the problem. So I had to remove the software and install it again. Bad: the file in the quarantine was gone and I had to repair / re-install TheBat :(

Again I added all the lost filenames in the "exclusions section" of MBARW  and now TheBat starts fine :) and even purging of it's message bases is allowed.


Since I made a ZIP file the requested folders already yesterday I can provide you yesterday's (filename starting with 160331 and today's (160401) archives..I know they actual logs should contain all details of yesterday's archive.. but just in case something went wrong with re-installing the software.... :)

PS: I noticed a huge difference in file size of the MBAMService Zips.. one file (a zip file in the TMP direcotry) in today's archive is gone.







160331-Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.zip


160401-Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.zip

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