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Digital Volcano DuplicateCleaner5 version 5.14

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Today I upgraded DuplicateCleaner5 from version 5.0.13 to 5.14 and when I used its 'delete duplicate files' feature Malwarebytes intervened to prevent a ransomware attack - "Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic".   I uninstalled the new version and reinstalled the old and everything is OK right now.   I'm thinking this is a false positive since it was downloaded directly from the publisher's site.


I also posted this on Digital Volcano's support forum.





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Logs attached.  Since I originally posted this I updated MB ("Check for update") and re-installed the newer version of DuplicateCleaner5.   I am no longer getting the ransomware alert.    This was the text from the original alert:


-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 3/11/22
Protection Event Time: 2:58 PM
Log File: 9b5beb04-a175-11ec-bfc0-fc3497a11518.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.1621
Update Package Version: 1.0.52195
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 19044.1586)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Ransomware Details-
Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic, C:\Program Files (x86)\Duplicate Cleaner 5\Duplicate Cleaner 5.exe, Quarantined, 0, 392685, 0.0.0, 8acec432cbc01bcf00ab9c3f1990a5d8, 0c2175649ac0ddd85f7bf14f70ae994e4209a855d85d6aedc12096e321f65830



I hope this helps!




Edited by OldMainframeGuy
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  • 2 weeks later...

Cli:   I rebooted, updated Malwarebytes, restored the quarantined program and retested and all is well.  Thanks for the quick resolution.  If it's any help, when Malwarebytes flags the program as ransomware, it's at the time when I click on "Delete the files" (e.g. delete the files I've marked as duplicates).


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