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browser extension beta 1.0.24 fails to re-enable protection when expected

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  1. observe a pup-related block
  2. temporarily continue to the site
  3. re-enable protection against malware/scams – throw the switch, from left to right


  • protection

Actual result:

  • automated unprotected reload of the page that should be blocked
  • the GUI of Malwarebytes Browser Extension suggests that blocking is effective when truly, it is not
  • click the toolbar button for the extension
  • again, click the button
  • the GUI shows that the user's throw to the right (step 3) was somehow silently lost – no protection
  • wait a while – do not click the button – refrain from all activity
  • reload the page
  • observe the pup-related block.

Screen recording to follow, I chose to wait more than two minutes to work around the issue.

I have no idea how long is required, but for sanity:

  • there should be no waiting period; and/or
  • there must be no unprotected automated reload.

2018-06-23 04:22:09 frame.png

2018-06-23 04:25:01 frame.png

2018-06-23 04:25:0a frame, blocking.png

2018-06-23 04:25:0b frame, blocked.png

Edited by IPS Temp Admin
Content in lieu of placeholder text. Four frames from the screen recording.
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