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Hey so i do a scan every day, usually completely clean as i dont really go many places online and am very paranoid about clicking anything iffy. Today however i suddenly get a whole load of detections listed as "riskware injector generic" out of nowhere. Obviously i was startled by this and quarantined the lot of them straight away. I then started up a separate anti virus program to do a total sweep through my system (which has come up clean) and began looking up who else was getting this and what happened

Now from all the activity here, am i to assume this was a database bug and all these detections are infact false positives of perfectly normal files? They all seem to be listed as "registry key" and "file" types and all seem to be named windows and microsoft files, just like everyone else's reports here

My main question is if these really are just a false positive bug on malwarebyte's end, what do i do about the files i just quarantined? Do i simply restore them or do i need to do as some mods here have said and "reboot my computer first, then restore them"? I just need to double check very clearly if this was infact safe and what should i do now cus i'm just worried i might bork up my computer if i reboot it with possibly important files still isolated away or if rebooting first is an actually important step

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I just rebooted after quarnatine, the PC loaded fine (well, no problems yet!) Their instructions for unquarantine are:

  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  2. Click the Detection History card.
  3. In the Quarantined items tab, check the boxes of the items you want to restore or delete.
  4. Click the Restore or Delete button. Deleting the items permanently removes them from your device.
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2 minutes ago, Rexia said:

Can confirm, Today found 48 Riskware, not sure if I want to unquarantine though.

They are some Windows files. I would restore them. They were detected by mistake.

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Just now, Porthos said:

They are some Windows files. I would restore them. They were detected by mistake.

Thanks for the reply, just checked and confirm it's indeed a Windows system, System 32 files some are vital too, for anyone who experienced this do not restart your PC before you make sure to restore these files first.

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  • 1 month later...

My instinct tells me that the only "risk" that many (most? all?) of these 'catches' pose is that their content contains something, however small, that conflicts with the Internet rulers' ever-alert agenda enforcers.

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