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11 hours ago, Pilate said:


I have another question. How can I distinguish MBAR driver from another Malwarebytes drivers?

You can do a right-click on the file and select Properties and see whether it shows Malwarebytes.

The drivers from MBAR  have numbers before the .SYS   and they are in windows\system32


Sorry, but I do not believe that there is a "export" function of the "ignore list".


Question:  Is there some / any infection-related issue at this point?   Are we ready to wrap this up?

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1. I installed MB3 and performed full scan. The following items were detected:

PUM.DisabledSecurityCenter (3 items) - excluded

PUM.DisableMRT (1 item) - excluded

PUP.Optional.Mail.Ru - removed

I noticed that the rootkit scan option is disabled by default. Should I enable it?

2. I don't think that my machines were infected. IMHO those disallowed certificates were a FP of Malwarebytes software.

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If you would send a copy of the last Scan run it would be very much appreciated.

In Malwarebytes.
Click the Reports button ( on the left )
Look for the "Scan Report" that has the most recent Date and time.

When located, click the check box for it and click on View Report.
Then click the Export button at the bottom left.
Then select Text File (*.txt)

Put in a name for that file and remember where the file is created.

Then attach that file with your reply. Thank you. 

The rootkit scan  is off by default  & is normally not needed.


To your last point,   we can now put to rest the certs issue.

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Thank you for the report.

IF your email account is ' not '  with mail.ru

then you should have the line item removed   for the pup,optional.mailru


PUP.Optional.MailRu, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\MATIAS\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Web Data, Проигнорировано пользователем, [259], [454830],1.0.15908


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3 minutes ago, Maurice Naggar said:

IF your email account is ' not '  with mail.ru

then you should have the line item removed   for the pup,optional.mailru

I already removed Mail.Ru Search Plugin for Google Chrome. I prefer to use DuckDuckGo.

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If you feel the need for another scan-check on this XP machine,  you can do one with Dr,Web Cure-It

Otherwise, if not,  we can proceed to wrap up this case.


Download Dr.Web CureIt to the desktop. 
The download is nearly 104.6 MB in size.       Be real sure to first SAVE the download.  


doubleclick on  the download file first to start the tool.     ( Drweb will randomize the name of the file when you download it )
⦁    You will see a screen similar to this:


Click the checkbox to participate, and then click on Continue button.


⦁    Next


Click on Select objects for scanning
⦁    Next

Put a checkmark by clicking on all the boxes    EXCEPT for

"Temporary files"

"System restore points"

Do not select Temporary files or System Restore points.

Then click on Start scanning button

⦁    The scan in progress will be shown like this



⦁    IF something is detected, you will see a screen similar to this



For each item "detected", click on the Action column down arrow, like this


Your options will be Cure or Ignore

IF you see an item that you are very sure is ok, then un-check the checkbox for that item.
Typically, you will keep the Cure default.

Then click on the Neutralize button.


⦁    When the actions are completed, you will see this


⦁    Click on the green Open Report line. It will pop-up the report in NOTEPAD.
Save the report to your desktop. The report will be called Cureit.log
⦁    Close Dr.Web Cureit. 
⦁    Reboot your computer to allow files that were in use to be moved/deleted during reboot. 
⦁    After reboot, attach the log Cureit.log you saved previously in your next reply. 


Have patience in all this.

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Glad we could help.

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Please review the following for Tips to help protect from infection

Thank you



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Backup is your best friend.  Keep backups of your system on a regular basis to offline storage & keep those safe. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/136226-backup-software/

It is not enough to just have a security program installed. Each pc user needs to practice daily safe computer and internet use.

Best  practices & malware prevention:
Follow best practices when browsing the Internet, especially on opening links coming from untrusted sources.
First rule of internet safety: slow down & think before you "click".
Never click links without first hovering your mouse over the link and seeing if it is going to an odd address ( one that does not fit or is odd looking or has typos).

Free games & free programs are like "candy". We do not accept them from "strangers".

Never open attachments that come with unexpected ( out of the blue ) email no matter how enticing.
Never open attachments from the email itself. Do not double click in the email. Always Save first and then scan with antivirus program.

Pay close attention when installing 3rd-party programs. It is important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed.
Take great care in every stage of the process and every offer screen, and make sure you know what it is you're agreeing to before you click "Next".

Use a Standard user account rather than an administrator-rights account when "surfing" the web.
See more info on Corrine's SecurityGarden Blog http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_7.html
Dont remove your current login. Just use the new Standard-user-level one for everyday use while on the internet.

Do a Windows Update.

Make certain that Automatic Updates is enabled.

Keep your system and programs up to date. Several programs release security updates on a regular basis to patch vulnerabilities. Keeping your software patched up prevents attackers from being able to exploit them to drop malware.

For other added tips, read "10 easy ways to prevent malware infection"

I wish you all the best.  Stay safe.

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