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This in response to TekTrax, posted Dec 20, 2019, who wanted to save the information in the Detection History some other way than one line at a time.  I looked into this because my IT department needs something to analise the errors I'm getting that involve "Website blocked due to compromised" that I have been getting regularly.  My IT department wanted a list of all the information in the MalwareBytes Detection History.  Some guy called exile360, with "experts" under his avatar said, "Unfortunately I do not know of any way to export the full detection history for Malwarebytes, however if you go to C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService\LOGS and open the file MBAMSERVICE.LOG you should find most if not all of the detection events from the various real-time protection components listed there (along with a lot of other data so there will still be much to dig through unfortunately)."  Well, that was true, but didn't go far enough.  If you save the logs, and, it turns out, the .bk(number) files, with .txt extension, one can take them into Excel.   I had two backups and the log file, each with somewhere around 6500 lines.  I was looking for "compromised" and it amounted to about a dozen lines out of the 6500.  That kind of suggests that the IT department may find something that I'm not even seeing.   Sorry, went off on a tangent.  The point of the topic is that you can get several days of detection history by changing the file extension and saving it to another directory.  (Mere mortals can't save anything to the MB logs directory.)  Then the .txt can open in Excel where the data can be sorted and analyzed.

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3 minutes ago, PostHocFallacy said:

the errors I'm getting that involve "Website blocked due to compromised"

Take any of the IP's that have this block and scan them here.https://www.abuseipdb.com/

 

5 minutes ago, PostHocFallacy said:

save the information in the Detection History some other way than one line at a time. 

Those old instructions are the same. No way to get full list.

 

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Your IT Department should look into the application of the business version of Malwarebytes' software as retail software is not meant for such levels of reporting.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/business

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