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Hi, i have the latest malwarebytes on my pc, and i noticed there was a exclusions list in form of a notepad txt on my malwarerebytes folder and on there, there were many entries, for example -

00A7CF3BAAE095DBFBE458264E5AA649
02B0C359F6F66575B8EC10A7002A7EF1
034CCADC1C073E4216E9466B720F9849
03E0A0812CDD2AD7261EAF533F7761F6
03FCFBE2C8E71C60F1BC34EB91D07F99
046A78D20889A0B96B84646B2E59729F
04E69D16137C2EB4AC353BE3F9EAA1A6
0575F6FEEE5E04017D6D38440E144CBF
0A903F975BF30F70C36315A3D92A051B
0BF90B3A9F703F23A6AD342B5BC01B26
0CD4882A36D15DAD767E9D77297289CC
0D97759E5A6ABBA62E536D9D3585F04B
0FCF9F3D9518B90FB58CC950FA33998C

 

I googled some of those entries and they are entries for rootkits, trojans, viruses, but why would they be inside my exclusions list so malwarebytes wont detect them, im confused about this and any help would be great ? 

 

i uploaded a file with all the entries.

weird files being excluded on my mbam exclusions list.txt

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Hello and Welcome!

Since I do not work for Malwarebytes, I can not tell you exactly why there are there, however I checked my file located in C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService\exclusions.txt and found the same listing you have and many more... I would not mess with that file at it appears to be normal.

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Yes, that file is a normal part of the Malwarebytes installation.  I don't recall exactly what its purpose is, but I suspect it has to do with common whitelisted files that are known to be safe and should never be detected as threats.

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Glad to hear it's a normal file, thanks a lot. I have another question, im running windows 7 ultimate x64 and is it ok to have both malwarebytes and windows defender running at the same time, or should i disable windows defender real time protection ?

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Yep, it's fine to run both.  While Malwarebytes does provide a full layered approach to protection which should be sufficient on its own, the program always has been and still remains designed to be capable of running in real-time with other security products, including other anti-malware/antivirus solutions like Windows Defender (or even Microsoft Security Essentials if you wanted the full AV functionality of Microsoft's app on Windows 7 rather than just the basic spyware/PUP/Trojan protection provided by Defender; MSE is much like the more full featured tool that ships with Windows 8 and Windows 10 and may be downloaded from this page, just grab the version for your preferred language and the version of Windows you're running (i.e. 64-bit)).

If there's anything else we might assist you with please don't hesitate to ask.

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Thanks, you ben very helpful, i wanted to ask another question, so i can get to understand malwarebytes a little better, when i did a disc cleaner, it came up with a bunch of malwarebytes files called.json and bak,   my disk cleaner came out with the results to clean the json bak files, is this recommended ? i uploaded a picture to explain it better.

 

Any ideas om what this means ?

bak files when i run a disc cleaner.jpg

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