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  1. Same here, ever since the last update about 30mins ago. Malicious Website protection is now blocking and in outlook.
  2. I'll keep it as it is with ChromeBrowser Thanks pbust. Spotify appears to be the only one of the many apps I have made a custom shield for to have had any sort of conflict /issue, so perhaps a dedicated FAQ for Spotify + MBAE would be a good idea. Love the concept of this software, thanks so much!
  3. Yay we have lift off SpotifyWebHelper.exe with the ChromeBrowser profile launches Spotify with no problems. So this is a better/safer option than choosing Spotify.exe with the Other profile? Thanks.
  4. Ah that explanation makes sense. Thanks. Phew! I was worried I'd been launching something malicious for all of this time before I downloaded MBAE! OK here is a snipping tool capture of my taskmanager: Which process am I best to add? In my AppData\Roaming\Spotify folder there is a process called SpotifyLauncher.exe too, but that doesn't appear to show in my taskmanager.
  5. Yes I shielded spotify.exe. According to "properties" on the desktop shortcut for Spotify this is the process which launches spotify on the following path: C:\Users\[name of my PC]\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe Where would I find "Spotify webhelper/helper child processes"? May I take it that this block is a false positive then?
  6. Hi, as I explained above I did try the "chrome browser profile" and it gave the same result. The "other" profile will allow Spotify to launch, but that is the only one that will. (I tried browsers, media player & then chrome browser after reading the post I linked to above). I do have Hitman Pro but it is not in realtime (i.e. not HitmanPro Alert), It is an on-demand second opinion scanner which is not activated and uses no processes unless it is launched & running so I don't think it will be that causing this. I haven't run HMP in weeks. So does that mean it isn't actually malicious, but just a conflict or wrong profile selection issue? Is Spotify safe to launch? Thanks. EDIT - just tried Chrome broswer profile again and got the same result - MBAE blocks it.
  7. I downloaded MBAE today and am using the premium trial version. I created a custom shield for Spotify, and initially set it to the profile "browsers" as per the FAQ. I got a pop up from MBAE upon launching Spotify as per the pic below saying it had blocked a malicious exploit. I searched the forum re MBAE & Spotify and I found this post: > it would appear from the replies to the OP that this issue was resolved in version 1.07. I tried using "chrome browser" as per pbust's reply, but the problem still persists. I'm not sure if the block I am getting is the same as the poster in the other thread. It may be a completely separate issue. I find if I use "other" as a profile then Spotify launches OK (it is the only profile that allows Spotify to launch), but I'm worried that doing this is allowing an actual malicious process (i.e. not a FP / wrong choice of profile / conflict of some kind). I hope I have done the logs and zip file right. I couldn't find anything called the "MBAE user data directory" as per the FAQ, so I just zipped up the entire contents of the MBAE folder on the file pathway provided. (NB I did unhide hidden folders). My system specs are all in my signature. Incidentally, Spotify.exe is located here: C:\Users\[name of my PC]\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe - with every other app I made a custom shield for the relevant exe file to launch the programme is in either program files or program files(x86), could that different pathway have something to do with it? Please could you advise if this is something to be concerned about, and if it is safe to use "other" profile in the custom shield for Spotify? Many thanks.
  8. Thanks daledoc & btmp. You know I thought I saw that bit about trying "browser" first, but then when I went back and tried to find it again I couldn't, so I decided I must have imagined that I read that. (Clearly going blind in my old age!) OK I will try "browser" first for all my custom shields and see how that goes. I will keep all settings at their defaults though, especially as it's new software for me and this laptop. Thanks for all the help everyone. Nice to pop in and see old familiar faces too. This is such a good forum - I've learned TONS here.
  9. NP Using the Help contents in the MBAE GUI, I have just added custom shields for Thunderbird & Skype, but I am unsure which "profile" to select for them of the options available. Would it be "other" for both of these?
  10. Thanks gonzo. I am not running a trial version of MBAM Pro - I have had MBAM Pro for many years. Did mean MBAE in the second paragraph? In any case I'll remember not to turn the trial off. I fully expect to buy the premium version of MBAE after the trial is up unless I have any major unresolvable issues. I'll post in the support forum if there are any probs, but there are none so far. Thanks
  11. Ah thanks Maurice. I have downloaded it and ticked the option for the trialling the premium version. I think MBAE will come in handy for times I do not use Sandboxie when browsing, and for other apps like MS Office 2013 which Sandboxie will not work with. I saw the FAQ regarding the workaround for use with Sandboxie and have implemented this. What I didn't see though was anything about adding exclusions to other security apps. I have added the MBAE folder as an exclusion to both MBAM Pro & NOD32 - are these exclusions necessary? Do I need to exclude Nod 32 or MBAM Pro in MBAE? Thanks heaps, Cat
  12. I'm wanting to try MBAE just as an added layer to my current set up. I have three questions. 1. My current security set up is shown in my signature. Is there any problem with compatibility with anything listed and MBAE? I might be trying Avira Pro after my NOD32 licence expires, so that can be added to the question too. 2. I thought I would download the free version of MBAE first to see how it works before committing to the premium version. Is there an option to trial a the premium version in the free version download like with MBAM? 3. Is it possible to upgrade from the free to premium via the free programme, or do you have to download a completely different set up file if you want to upgrade? Thanks! P.S. I feel like it's been a while since I posted here last, but hello!!! to anyone who was about the Malwarebytes forum a few years ago.
  13. Well I've found out the answer for myself - assuming last two days reflect what is normal. I ticked the option to receive notifications for when the database is updated and have 2 notifications in last 48hrs. The reason for my query is I was considering choosing the option to scan after updates, but wasn't sure if that meant the phone would be doing multiple scans a day (I know MBAM on my laptop updates multiple times a day) which is not what I want, or the other extreme if updates are very infrequent on an android. Question answered.
  14. Would someone be able to tell me roughly how often updates occur for the mobile app? I don't mesn how often you can check for them - I mean roughly how many get released on average over 24hrs. Thanks! EDIT - just to add this question pertains to the MBAM app for android.
  15. Thumbs up from me MBAM! I like it. The only thing I'm not keen on is the smiley face, but it's a miniscule thing and certainly something I can live with. In every other respect it's definitely an improvement. It installed smoothly and appears to be running well. Thanks!