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The last couple of days I've been getting a Malwarebytes pop up dialogue telling me it has detected and stopped an exploit of abnormal behaviour.  (Every few minutes)

If I select the report, it tells me that the culprit is C:\Program Files (x86)\PCPitstop\PC Matic\cmd \c echo x86  I do not have any processes or services running concerning PC Matic.  I can only assume that this is yet another shot in the civil war against PC Matic and any other that sets up in competition with Malwarebytes.  That is not a good business plan.   Unless you can identify for me, the exact exploit threat, I will be uninstalling Malwarebytes, and using PC Matic exclusively, which I consider a far superior product with it's white listing ability

Attached, screenshot of the warning, and a copy of the associated report.





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Hello @OzBoz


Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.


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Thank you for the logs @OzBoz

I'm not seeing an obvious reason for the block. Can you please try a reboot and also check for any updates from PCMatic

If that does not help then I'll need to get some logs to provide to our Dev Team.


Please download mbae_debugging.zip using the link below.


Open your Downloads folder.
Right-click  mbae_debugging.zip and click Extract All.... Ensure Show extracted files when complete is checked and click Extract.
Double-click start_debugging.bat
Note: If you are prompted by Windows SmartScreen, click More info followed by Run anyway. If you are prompted by User Account Control, click Yes.
A blue console window will appear. Please be patient.
When prompted to reproduce your issue, please perform the action(s) that trigger the exploit block/issue with your installed Malwarebytes product.
If you are successful, press Y on your keyboard.
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Actually, a colleague noticed the following in your logs.

CHR Extension: (PC Matic) - C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Extensions\okmhneofinpilciglijihehjpaegledb [2019-09-06]

So the PC Matic extension was added on 09/06/2019 to Chrome. Can you try removing that extension and see if that stops the blocking alerts


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Hello Ron,

On checking Chrome's extensions, there is nothing there referencing PC Matic.  Following the link to the extension you provided, I deleted the extension, but immediately afterward threat message came up again.  There is a whole list of extensions in the same folder (Profile 1) I do not use profiles as I'm the only user on this home based PC so I deleted the whole folder.  It made no difference as the message has appeared since the deletion. 

On running the mbae-debugging app, I obviously was not able to reproduce the problem as it is a random event beyond my control, but I entered Y at the question anyway.


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Thank you very much. It is now past end of the work day. I have sent your file to our Dev Team but I don't expect to probably here back from them until Monday or Tuesday. If needed you can disable the Exploit Protection from the Task Tray icon until we get an answer back for you.

Have a good weekend



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Hello @OzBoz

We have a test build of the standalone MBAE that you can use. This should stop the blocking alert. You will need to disable the current Exploit protection module in Malwarebytes and then install and run this standalone Consumer version.

NOTE: This is a test, beta build and should not be used long term. Once it has been fully tested it will be updated in the main Malwarebytes product as well.


If you have any questions please let me know. Otherwise, I hope this corrects the issue you're reporting and I await your reply.

Thank you again



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