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mbam gave download warning but download hidden

24 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

I have not seen this before on Google Chrome. Unfortunately, I failed to get a screen print as I didnt realize the signifience.

While surfing, mbam gave the message at the status bar of chrome that a potential download could cause a problem. I dont remember the exact wording. I did not see any download listed nor had I started any downloads. Normally downloads show up as tabs in the status bar and one can cancel the download. Later I closed google chrome and got a warning that a download was in progress. Again, there was no download visible at the bottom which was very disturbing expecially since I had not started any downloads.

This was suspicious but a scan showed nothing using mbam pro (licensed). I then went to AppData where chrome stores temp stuff and looked for something the exact date & time as the download warning. I didnt see anything obvious. I assumed that download was aborted when I exited chrome and was deleted.

Just wondering if anyone has seen something like this. I have chrome's status enabled and it always shows downloads in progress. Somehow the site I was on or had been on, had some way of hiding the download so chrome didnt show it.

Thanks for looking!

Boinc app from "Constellation" reported as virus

27 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

Discussion at the boinc forum is here

Unaccountably, my computer hung when the virus was reported as shown in the following photograph (screen print did not work)

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Should I get rid of security essentials?

18 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

I have been running Pro for some time and was wondering if I should uninstall Microsoft's Security Essentials. They are both running and I assume taking more resources than if I just ran mbam pro by itself.

Before I retired I was using McAfee Corporate with its policy manager and I had a problem re-enableing windows defender when I uninstalled McAfee. I assume I can leave defender to run as-is and just uninstall essentials. Is this advised? I am thinking it would help speed up my system.

From my experience, trojans and newer viruses are found by mbam and not by essentials.

Thanks for looking!

possible for mbam to find threat on web page?

04 June 2012 - 08:07 AM

I have purchased and been using mbam (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) and it is up to date. While surfing an obvious attempt to have me download a virus popped up. There were several pages open so I dont know which one cause the problem. Anyway, I was wondering why mbam did not spot the problem page. Maybe there is no way to tell. I did not and do not intend to click "Clean Computer" or the show details. I have not tried closing the box yet but I suspect it might pop up another box asking me if I really want to close it. When that happens I generally bring up task manager and kill chrome or iexplorer. In this case, I had chrome running so it was chrome that allowed this site to pop up this message.

Question: Is this a virus attempt (as I suspect) or a real warning from Security Essentials?

Question: If there anything else I can do other than bring up the task manager and kill chrome if I cannot close this dialog box when clicking on the "X".

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Newbie needs help with Ignore List

04 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

I just registered mbam. I have been using the free version over the last 2 years just to remove bad stuff and decided to get the full one today.

In looking at the Ignore List, I do not see any way to exclude files ending in .ISO or .NRG. Many of these are blu-ray movie images and it would be a waste of resources to scan them. It does appear I can exclude the directory or disk they are on so that is a fall back.