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Malwarebytes Update causes Massive false positives.

  1. #1


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Malwarebytes Update causes Massive false positives.


    A definition update for Malwarebytes causes Trojan.Donloader.ED false positive on a massive amount of files that it can disable your system. It was corrected with new update. It hit me this afternoon and sure glad I had a recent Macrium Refresh image.

    ***False positive Trojan.Downloader.ED*** - Malwarebytes Forum

    Jim

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  2. #2


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Oh my! I hate to see such a mistake sully such a good program. Nice post Jim

    A Guy
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  3. #3


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    It really screwed a lot of systems. One person had 2800 files quarantined. A lot can't use their systems because of the exe and dll files being quarantined.

    Jim
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    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    So can I download it normally or should I download it from the link provided in the support page?
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  5. #5


    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    It has been fixed. Everything is normal again. A Guy
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  6. #6


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedss79 View Post
    So can I download it normally or should I download it from the link provided in the support page?
    It does not matter. Just do an update for the newest definitions before running a scan. The problem was a bad definition update.

    Jim
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    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    It's just that I installed Windows 8 recently and I wanted to download malwarebytes next to windows defender
    Thank you
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  8. #8


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Spybot S+D


    Hello
    I was disturbed to read this although we all make mistakes.

    Years ago I used Spybot S+D but drifted away thinking it was not that current and used MBAM in its place.

    Would you suggest switching back?

    Thank you
    Peter
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  9. #9


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Hello
    I was disturbed to read this although we all make mistakes.

    Years ago I used Spybot S+D but drifted away thinking it was not that current and used MBAM in its place.

    Would you suggest switching back?

    Thank you
    Peter
    I am staying with MBAM, its a great product.

    Jim
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    SAS


    I have read that Super AntiSpyWare is a solid program also.
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