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MWBP Missed Internet Audio Ad Malware?

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Hi guys!

I thought I would drop a line to let you know that I developed an irritating internet audio ad malware program the other night, and when I scanned my computer with MWBP and Webroot, both scans came up clean! I took Microsoft's advice and checked my auto startup programs, and noticed a AERTSr64.exe that was not there before, so I disabled it. Audio ads stopped. When I had more time tonight, I had Webroot actually find that specific file and scan it, which prompted a system scan, which resulted in several more files finally being found & quarantined. My computer is now clean.

I did a little more research on AERTSr64.exe, and that seems to be a legit REALTEK file from awhile ago, but I was wondering if there is a new malware that is masquerading as that file & similar REALTEK files so that MWBP doesn't recognize them as malware. I am not super savvy when it comes to computer bugs (just enough to keep me out of trouble most of the time), so I hope my assumption doesn't seem silly. I just wanted someone to be aware that if so, this seems to be a sneaky little bugger that flew under the radar of 2 good programs! Thanks guys.

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" Webroot did finally recognize it "  Ok, Thank you.   What is "it" ?

If "it" wasn't detected by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Pro ( MBAM Pro ),  "it"  can be submitted for detection in Newest Malware Threats

Please reference the following on how to provide sample submissions such that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) can detect targeted but presently undetected threats.

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