False Positive?

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  1. Nuke

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    I ran Malwarebytes for the first time on my Intel iMac running Windows XP in Boot Camp. I did an online scan last night with no threats found. Nod32 shows no infection. Nothing found using SUPERAntiSpyware.

    What do others think?
     

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    can you extended, click and drag the vertical separator bar, so that it shows more what is that key(s). I think it is the one detection of which kept reoccurring across software as possibly caused by malware
     
  3. Nuke

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    ETA: I am not able to extend or click and drag the vertical separator bar. I understand that you want to know more about the key (s). I will keep trying.

    Thanks.
     
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    I know this looks a little sloppy but I use voice recognition. The area that I circled in red is where I am supposed to expand, and then click and drag, I think.
     

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    It will be clearer if you click save log. Can you paste the contents here?
     
  6. Nuke

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    Thanks!
     

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    What should I do, e.g. quarantine, delete, ignore?
     
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    I did not disable the Antivirus, Firewall, or the updates in the Windows Security Center. I'll follow up on your second link. I am starting to think that I should not "ignore."
     

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    Nuke, I qualified my post with the statement "if you disabled" so if you did not disable them, as you have stated, then something else did, which could point to malware, thus must not be Ignored. Perhaps you should post in the MBAM forum for more guidance.

    Should a Wilders member be familiar with an iMac running Windows XP in Boot Camp, by all means, post a possible solution for Nuke.
     
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    You have not disabled it and it shows as not disabled in Windows while MBAM think it is. Report it to them as suggested, they might or might not fix it. It looks like a minor issue pertaining to your particular config
     
  12. Nuke

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    The link that JRViejo provided me with to the MBAM Forum was helpful. After reading the threads/posts, I think I will select Ignore. If anyone thinks differently please let me know. I will also report the problem as well. I hope I can say case closed.

    I have always appreciated the brain trust on this forum.

    Thanks All!
     
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    Nuke, post back if the reported problem turns out differently. Take care.
     
  14. siljaline

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    Please see my old post at MBAM Forums.

    From what I understand of MBAM, any item disabled under security center will be flagged, it is up to the user to decide if the flag is legitimate or not, if it is a flase-positive, it of course should be added to the Ignore List so that the item is not repeatedly flagged on every scan.

    Based on your comments: You should have started a new thread at the MBAM Forum adding comments to an existing thread might have yours missed, I suggest you start a new one, if you are warned that you are stating the same information in two threads, comment that you want to start a new thread for this reason.

    Your options if your are infected
     
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  15. Nuke

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    I posted yesterday on an existing thread in the MBAM Forums on this topic, but so far no replies. My Windows Security Center is not disabled. I have done three different online scans with zero threats found. Nod32 comes up clean. As of now, I am treating this as a false positive. If I find out otherwise, I will report back.

    ETA: I also ran the Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool (no threats found).
     
  16. Nuke

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    Not going to bury my head in the sand. It is now in quarantine.

    Thanks All!
     

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    Did you have any previous infections? May be the source have been removed but the leftovers are here.
     
  18. Nuke

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    No previous infections. Thinking back, I seem to recall two false positives. I think I need to turn off JavaScript in Adobe Reader.
     
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    I did receive a response to my post today. I will follow your instructions if there is a next time.

    Thank you!
     
  20. siljaline

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    You are welcome!, I trust you are now Malware free Please post back if we can be of further assistance to you.
    Regards,

     
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