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False positive with Malwarebytes?

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    WINDOWS 8CP

    False positive with Malwarebytes?


    I've been using Malwarebytes Anti-malware on Windows 8 CP and got no detections. I have since installed the new Release Preview and ran Malarebytes and got 2 trojan detections are these false positives? I've also ran Spybot Search & Destroy and Windows Defender and got no detections. Anyone else using Malwarebytes?

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    Me. I installed and ran it very soon after the installation of Windows 8 Release. It found nothing?
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    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    The same here zero threat detected.
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    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I got a false positive with Malwarebytes on Win 8 about 3 weeks ago. It reported that a registry entry related to auto-starting sidebar.exe (related to Gadgets) was some sort of Trojan. The next day, after a Malwarebytes database update the finding went away. Other than that, no probs with Malwarebytes.

    Of course, I suppose it could have been a real Trojan and now my PC is hopelessly compromised :-)
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False positive with Malwarebytes?
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