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Malwarebytes flagging xelatex.exe as ransomware.


sdquinlan

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Today my Malwarebytes Endpoint Agent flagged the program xelatex.exe as ransomware. This program is part of the MikTeX (https://miktex.org) typesetting suite of programs for typesetting TeX / LaTeX documents on Windows. I have used this program countless times since having MWB installed, but now it has flagged it and I can no longer typeset my documents!

Any help undoing this flag would be greatly appreciated.

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The article does not help as I do not have a GUI for MWB to open. It only exists as a system tray icon (Nebula Agent). If I right click I can run a scan, but that is it. Left clicking, or double clicking does nothing.

After reading the article I naively deleted the quarantine files from the Quarantine folder, however I still cannot run the program. Without access to the quarantine GUI, how can I undo the MWB quarantine?

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