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Can a Malwarebytes staff member please be so kind as to post the SHA1 or SHA256 hashes of the latest MBSetup.exe file? Looks like it's v4.4.0.220.

I want to verify the file hashes before I accept the UAC prompt and continue updating my v4.3 install to v4.4. Thank you!

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40 minutes ago, Steve1982 said:

I want to verify the file hashes before I accept the UAC prompt and continue updating my v4.3 install to v4.4. Thank you!

That version is correct. The built in MB updater will not allow fake upgrades.

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Hello @Steve1982:

Welcome back!  Long ago, I too would have liked to read timely published hashes for downloads. Like you, the industry's ongoing concern for the highest achievable download integrity is shared by many professionals and consumers. But Malwarebytes still has obviously committed to the use of digital signing/counter signing supplemented with the X.509 certificate methodologies.

If you would still prefer additional personal assurances and choose to compare with the still viable SHA cryptographic checksums, please reconsider the continued use of VirusTotal.com details report with other standalone hash calculator utilities and thus independently judge your download's integrity:

Reference: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/8307ce702f7b0ab96fb1b65b058439b6ef3cdcda6bb71e7072a09fcddae38e71/details

Thank you.

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Hi @1PW 

Nice chatting to you again and thank you for the link to the VirusTotal scan with the hashes, much appreciated!

I still use VirusTotal to scan files but file hashes published by the vendor help verify chain of custody. Signing certificates are great but basically has the same problem. You still need to verify the details of the certificate (not the somewhat useless CN but the SHA256 fingerprint, etc.) to ensure chain of custody since it's increasingly common for malware to be signed.

BTW, I wrote a PowerShell script (see screenshot) that extracts the signer and counter signer certificates of the new file to a known, verified copy of the previous version and compares them to each other. That's when I noticed that the file was countersigned by a new company that I'm not really familiar with, hence my hesitation and decision to ask on the forum what the file hashes were to put my mind at ease. Better safe than sorry! 😄


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