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I told Malwarebytes to ignor a web page I wanted to go to and I was very sorry.

I run Win7x64 and use VMware to create a virtual disk so I can also run Win XP.

This is where I was when I wanted to go to this web page. Malwarebytes told me not to do it.

My thinking was if anything went wrong I would just use a backup restore. WRONG.

The virus broke through the virtual disk and infected my host and Win7x64 when I was using Win XP.

Malwarebytes told me not to go there but I didn't listen.

I solved the problem by doing a backup restore for drive C where Win7x64 is and for drive K where Win XP is.

Both backups were less than a day old so I wasn't too concerned.

The lesson I learned - LISTEN TO MALWAREBYTES WHEN IT SAYS "DON'T GO THERE"

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Hello Ramjet: :welcome:

I wonder, if your XP's browser had been sandboxed (i.e. Sandboxie), might you have been protected?

Still, the report of your experience is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Yes, unfortunately there are some infections that can escape a VM (or even a sandboxed browser ;)). I'm glad you were able to get the system restored though, and thank you for reporting the success (in blocking at least) on the part of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware's Website Blocker, I feel that it is one of the most powerful, yet underrated features in the PRO version.

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a web page I wanted to go

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The virus broke through the virtual disk and infected my host and Win7x64 when I was using Win XP.

No offence, but I have to doubt the sincerity of those claims. A simple webpage breaking through the VM into the host? Doesn't sound too convincing. Got a link or some other kind of proof? I'd love to see this one.

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Doesn't sound too convincing. Got a link or some other kind of proof? I'd love to see this one.

I do find the report by the OP somewhat questionable.

I would certainly need to know what actually detected the Viri and at what time (relative to the IP connection) it was detected, and what the Viri was named.

- Stem

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