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Hi all.  

First I want to say that I downloaded my malwarebytes directly from malwarebytes.com and nowhere else.

With that being said ... here's my issue.

Yesterday, my antivirus flagged certain elements of my malwarebytes update.  I have it set to automatically download and update in the background.  I've never had an issue before and nothing was ever flagged before ... until yessterday.  

The specific elements of mb it flagged were:





and another element with "updatr" in the name.

I'm not sure why it flagged these things .... especially if I've been using mb for almost a year and any update whether automatically in the background or manual has never been flagged.  

Anyway the original (bakcground) update (1) was flagged so I decided to manual do an update (2) and certain elements were flagged again.  Then, using the mb support tool I did a removal and fresh install of mb on my pc.  But, again ... my av flagged mbaminstallerservice.exe and mbam.sys on the fresh install ... but I allowed them, since I was the one that triggered it, and so the update would finish.  

Now, this morning, I manually checked for an update.   One needed to be done and I allowed it to update/install the latest version of mb and nothing was flagged this time.  

I did multiple scans with my av, adw, and mb and nothing has popped up since those initial flags.  I ran all three this morning and nothing popped up (fingers crossed).  

Lastly, I sent a log to mb support for review.


Any insight would be great.  Thanks in advance.


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5 hours ago, Brwnpegasus said:

Yesterday, my antivirus flagged

I highly recommend you uninstall 360 Total Security and use Windows Defender alongside Malwarebytes. We have seen a lot of issues running Malwarebytes with 360 Total Security over the years.

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3 minutes ago, Brwnpegasus said:

Also, besides the av …. Is my computer good to go?

Until 360 is gone I cant say if you are good to go.

4 minutes ago, Brwnpegasus said:

 I’m guessing it flags a lot of false positives?

It is not just the False Positives.

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4 minutes ago, Brwnpegasus said:

So, what is the major issue between 360 and malwarebytes?  Just out of curiosity.  


I do not remember all of the specifics, but it has been that way since at least 2019. 360 has blocked Malwarebytes from even installing in the past.

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