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.
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.
I have purchased and been using mbam (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 184.108.40.2060) 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".
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.