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Hi all,

I have been using the free version MLWAREBYTES for neigh three years or more. It worked beautifully. Always had something to pick up.

Over time though probably about 1.5 years nothing when I scan. but my other malware program finds quite a few things every day. Don't know what the prblem is as I have uninstalled and re-installed. I am thankful for assistance with this problem.

Bassy2

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Hello :)

Kindly provide following details to receive targeted help:

  1. Installed Operating System
  2. Installed Security Product(s) including Firewall
  3. MBAM version (current 1.46)
  4. Definition version (current 4674)

Should you have any other question(s) please post back using MXyBj.png button

'Haider' date='Sep 23 2010, 09:28 AM' post='317326'

Hello Haider,

Sorry for the delay in reply and Thank you for your enquiry. My operating system and other requested information are as follows:-

1. My o/s is Windows XP Pro SP3.

2. No Firewall.

3. My a/v is Avast 5 home. (Free version).

4. Mbam Version 1.46 (free), and SuperAntispyware Pro. (paid version). Of course I had that before Mbam.

5. Mbam Defination version (current 4698).

Your kind assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanking you.

Bassy2.

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What other scanners are you using, as compared to Malwarebytes.... What are the other scanners detecting that Malwarebytes did not detect?

What version of Malwarebytes are you using?

'Firefox' date='Sep 23 2010, 03:23 PM' post='317415']

Hello Firefox,

Many thanks for your reply and enquiry. Save that Tracking cookies, spyware and the like were not found as the program usually did find, please find the other information you requested in my reply to 'Haider' date='Sep 23 2010, 09:28 AM' post='317326', posted by me on 26th September 2010 @ 1:39 pm.

Hoping this post will help in assessing the situation.

Thanking you for your kind attention.

Bassy2.

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Hello Bassy,

When you scan with Malwarebytes', is this when Avast finds the malware? Or does it find it at other times? I ask this because sometimes, scanners will steal the detection of a nasty when being scanned by another program.

Regards,

Keith

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Hi Bassy2

Just a quick question, are you using Windows Firewall? If not I highly recommend turning it on. No firewall means easy access to your computer. You can turn it on under Control Panel/Windows Firewall.:)

Hi Buttons,

My apologies. I do run Windows Firewall. It's just like set it forget it.

Thank you.

Bassy2.

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Hello Bassy,

When you scan with Malwarebytes', is this when Avast finds the malware? Or does it find it at other times? I ask this because sometimes, scanners will steal the detection of a nasty when being an scanned by another program.

Regards,

Keith

'swagger' date='Sep 26 2010, 07:06 PM' post='318892']

Hello swagger,

Thank you for the reply/question.

I have run Mbam consecutively on many occasions. I have run SuperAntispyware on several occasions thereafter and SAP found the malware/spyware. Avast has not reported many instances of malware/spyware/rootkits although it is rogrammed so to do. I also use spyware blaster. Don't see that it does much but I do use Ccleaner to clean up afte using my system. Best I can say is that Mbam reports nothing. I have been scanning with Mbam before using the other scanners.

Thats my cause for concern.

Your views and/or comments I am sure will be of good value.

Thanks again.

Bassy2

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Hello Bassy,

It could be that the spyware/malware that SAS is finding is minor and something that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does not target. MBAM tends to target the nastier, tougher to remove malware as opposed to scanners like SAS (SUPERAntiSpyware) that detect tracing cookies and the like.

The point I'm trying to make is that if you're anti-virus program and an updated MBAM are not detecting anything, then your computer is most likely free of any real threats. If you'd like you could post some logs in the Malware Removal section and get a check-up to be sure.

Also, SpywareBlaster is an inactive program that prevents the installation of Active X programs, blocks tracing cookies, and restricts malicious websites. It is not a program that removes malware.

Regards,

Keith

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Hello Bassy2:

Once again just a clarification, SuperAntiSpyware catches cookies as well, just open its log and check if it has really detected something other than that which MBAM and AVAST didn't

By the way are you experiencing any symptoms of Browser Redirects, Slowness, or some other abnormality, else you should be happy i.e. your system is clean, otherwise please follow Post #11 by swagger

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Hello Bassy2:

Once again just a clarification, SuperAntiSpyware catches cookies as well, just open its log and check if it has really detected something other than that which MBAM and AVAST didn't

By the way are you experiencing any symptoms of Browser Redirects, Slowness, or some other abnormality, else you should be happy i.e. your system is clean, otherwise please follow Post #11 by swagger

'Haider' date='Sep 27 2010, 08:31 AM' post='319146']

swagger @ Sep 26 2010, 07:06 PM)

Buttons @ Sep 26 2010, 06:43 PM.

Firefox @ Sep 23 2010, 03:23 PM

Hello and greetings to all of you,

You guys are a must at this forum. I must compliment you on your timely responses to this thread and the comittment to assisting all members of your forums. I thank you each respectively for your replies.

Haider: with respect to your inquiry, I have not been experienceing any of the symptoms mentioned by your goodself except that I was knocked out by a virus about three months ago when not one of my security programs detected it. I had to do a clean install which was not properly done resulting in my having to do another. A review of the events caused me to pay attention and recall what I had noticed about the security prior thereto. Hence my post (however not before observing the behaviour of all those programs).

Swagger: Your reasoning with respect to the problem has caused me to better understand how the programs work and has relieved my anxiety.

Buttons: It's not often that I miss out on certain information. You caught me there.

Firefox: You caught me there too. I usually give my system info at the beginning of any new post. That omission will not reoccur.

In closing I am indeed greatful for your kind attention. Keep up the good work.

Best regards.

Bassy2

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