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Hello, I've been dealing with a lot of clients who have gotten themselves infected with a variety of different things over the years, but at the time, I never had the setup to really quarantine and play with them in a VM (though I do now), so as to learn how they behave. I learned how to combat them fairly well with little use of programs such as MBAM or other virus scanners, but I still deploy their uses in order to speed up the process. I know that the MBAM community requires you to be part of the Expert Group or the Hunters Group in order to obtain samples of malware, so I'm just introducing myself now so I can be better established within the community as I work toward that goal. I'm hoping at some point to have some samples to work from, because of right now, I can not find anywhere that will willing provide it without some extensive history with them (though I can understand the hesitation), which kind of hinders my efforts to a degree. Anyways, I'd like to begin my projects for my blog and YouTube videos teaching others how to more effectively combat malware and prevention methods soon, but in the mean time, I will try to assist in anyway I can here. If there are any suggestions from the moderators, admins or other MBAM community users on suggestions to integrate myself more fully into the group, that would be most appreciated.

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It has occurred to me I have posted this unintentionally in the wrong section, is it possible for a moderator to move this to the General Chat. My purpose was to introduce myself and it just occurred to me I overlooked this minor facet.

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I'm sorry but there currently is no other path except to attend one of the schools if you want to help out on one of the forums that deals with Malware removal.

Being proficient and able to fix your own system is not quite the same as remotely helping someone by script etc as you can't touch the keyboard.

There are many things to learn and even though I've been doing IT Support for about 20 years now I learned and continue to learn new things and methods that you just would not learn without attending some training class.

The following are websites who host training facilities: United Network of Instructors and Trained Eliminators

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Being proficient and able to fix your own system is not quite the same as remotely helping someone by script etc as you can't touch the keyboard.

I really don't appreciate the condescending attitude. I fix machines and do remote support as a main job and have been for more than a decade. Frankly, that's kind of inefficient that this is the only means to join. There needs to be a better way than to drudge someone through "classes" on stuff they are already well familiar with. I think MBAM forums can do much better than this.

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There is no condescending attitude from me. We don't manage the forums and process of these schools either. I'm sorry you feel that way but again there is nothing we can do about it.

Your statement made assumptions it shouldn't have, because that is condescending. The point is you're expected to go through these if you actually want to help out though and that seems like you're intentionally regulating people who are legitimately skilled to the side-lines here from offering quality assistance simply because they didn't pass these classes.

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You're quite welcome to go visit every one of them and I can assure you that none of them will allow you to help out if you don't join and pass one of the classes.

The only assumption on my part is that you have not graduated from one of the classes or you wouldn't be asking.

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You only need to pass those classes to get into the Experts group. If all you want is access to samples, you can get into the Malware Hunters group by continuously uploading new samples that MBAM cannot detect. If you are good at finding those it will be a lot easier than the schools.

:)

Good luck and happy new year.

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We have no sure way of knowing whether you are an actual IT or if you are just claiming you are one. However, if you take a school that the Malwarebytes company knows about what it teaches, then they would be glad to let you in. You may not be what you claim you are, and Malwarebytes wants the people who they know can help people.

You can post in the Newest Threats without being an expert or a malware hunter. Feel free to do so.

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