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@ everyone:

Those findings are not actually false\positives or actual infections but rather settings which you have made and in some cases, malware also makes. So we scan those sections of the drive for changes which differ from default settings

Please see the link below for an explanation:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12624&hl=

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@ everyone:

Those findings are not actually false\positives or actual infections but rather settings which you have made and in some cases, malware also makes. So we scan those sections of the drive for changes which differ from default settings

Please see the link below for an explanation:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...c=12624&hl=

thats excutaly what i was trying to say only i didnt word it as well,will do next time.

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@ everyone:

Those findings are not actually false\positives or actual infections but rather settings which you have made and in some cases, malware also makes. So we scan those sections of the drive for changes which differ from default settings

Please see the link below for an explanation:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12624&hl=

Thanks for the link. I'm sorry, but I'm a real beginner (read "dummy") at all of this and even though I've read the linked thread (thanks for providing it), I don't know why I have this problem (only had my new hard drive 36 hours), and whether I need to do anything about it. I didn't delete them, I just shut Malwarebytes down, so I presume I still have them.

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Greetings paradox <_< .

Often this setting actually gets changed by the antivirus you have installed because they want to monitor their own status and don't want you to receive twice the number of alerts should a security component be disabled (one alert from Windows own Security Center and one from the antivirus or internet security suite that you're using).

The two most common antivirus/internet security softwares that would do this are Norton and McAfee so if you have either of those installed on your system then you should tell Malwarebytes to ignore the detections.

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Often this setting actually gets changed by the antivirus you have installed because they want to monitor their own status and don't want you to receive twice the number of alerts should a security component be disabled (one alert from Windows own Security Center and one from the antivirus or internet security suite that you're using).

The two most common antivirus/internet security softwares that would do this are Norton and McAfee so if you have either of those installed on your system then you should tell Malwarebytes to ignore the detections.

Thanks for that explanation - that would make sense.

I don't have Norton or McAfee, I have Avast. I had Avast on my old hard drive and was very happy with it, so asked the computer shop to instal it for me on the new hard drive before I brought it home.

Btw, I also ran Spybot, and though it didn't throw up the Disabled.Security items, it did throw up "Microsoft.Windows.ApptFirewallBypass", whatever that is. I didn't know whether it was ok to ask about that here or whether I needed to find a Spybot forum. I checked, and my Windows Firewall is definitely switched on.

Talk about "the more I find out, the less I know" <_<

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Interesting. Well, Avast! shouldn't disable the Security Center. If the computer is OEM (meaning not custom built, but from a company like HP, Compaq, Sony, Toshiba, eMachines, Dell or Gateway) then it most likely came with a trial version of Norton or McAfee preinstalled and that could be why those items got disabled.

Since Avast! antivirus doesn't disable those Security Center settings, I'd highly recommend going ahead and letting Malwarebytes' fix them so that you will be alerted should Avast! be disabled or the Windows Firewall get turned off.

With regards to Spybot, it's simply making one of the same detections as Malwarebytes, it just has a slightly different description of it <_< . Once you let Malwarebytes fix it, it shouldn't show up in your Spybot scans any more.

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What operating system are you running?

Do you have Automatic (recommended) disabled in Automatic Updates in the Control Panel?

Is the system date and time correct?

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What operating system are you running?

Do you have Automatic (recommended) disabled in Automatic Updates in the Control Panel?

Is the system date and time correct?

- XP

- Automatic Updates are showing as "On" in the Control Panel

Sorry, being an ignoramus again - where do I find the answer to the third question?

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i did wonder about this while drifting asleep;if there was a 3rd part av/firewall installed,i knew the one would be auto updates and wondered why malwarebytes was not recogising the 3rd party av/firewall.

glad you tacled this,your allways on the money as to speak;now i can go bak to sleep~knowing its in good hands~<_<

just didnt like to think i had left a half assed awaser and a new comp was running with no av/firewall.

well i will get out the way and go to sleep.

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Double click on the clock in the lower right corner of your screen to verify the date and time are accurate :unsure: .

Oh LOL! I thought that was too obvious and that there was maybe some other clock somewhere. Yes, it's on the right date and at the right time. <_<

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