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There's reports all over about Windows Defender flagging various Malwarebytes files as malware starting last night, I think it's about time someone from Malwarebytes tells us what's going on, I'm genuinely terrified.

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I believe these are false positives by Windows Defender, however the issue is being analyzed by the Malwarebytes team to verify.  If you haven't done so already, it would be a good idea to report this to Microsoft Support so the Windows Defender team can take a look at their threat signatures and the files being detected to determine if it is a false positive so that they can adjust their signatures accordingly if that is indeed the case.

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I'm not using Windows Defender but I'm using Bitdefender Total Security, so I don't know if I'm affected..

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Ah, I see.  No, you wouldn't be affected unless you're using Windows Defender as that's the product having the FPs.

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Yes.  By default, the self-protection component in Malwarebytes won't allow access to those files to modify or replace them by any non-Malwarebytes component, so the chances of them getting infected somehow are extremely low.  Besides that, they're not even executable files; they're .JSON files which are simple text files for storing information, not a format that would be used as an active point of infection.

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