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Offline mmorris

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« on: May 24, 2009, 03:57:53 PM »
Well after running this program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for about a year the free one I finely took the $25 plunge and bought the full ver so it runs all the time in real time. Got tired of having to remember to update and then run the scanner that is done auto WHoooo. Shoot by the time I was getting to do the work a month had passed or I was just to busy using the computer to bother. The other reason I upgraded is the Weather computer just does the weather stuff and is not used to browse or email and when I ran a scan today program found an infected file TWAIN.DLL after removing that file (required reboot) and doing a search there was still a file call Twain.dll in the same folder and with another scan of that file that was a good file.

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Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 04:04:12 PM »
I have the free version.  I run it about once a week or so.  It bogs my computer down awfully bad and makes it run really slow.  I also use spybot and superantispyware and sometimes adaware.
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Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 04:28:56 PM »
Twain.dll is required by some imaging devices. Could it have been a false positive?

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Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 04:41:19 PM »
Twain.dll is required by some imaging devices. Could it have been a false positive?

That dll is still there the dll it took out was TWAIN.DLL not sure if after it put it in Quarantine and rebooted the computer if it got another copy from the windows install. Anyways I now have one in the Quarantine and another one in the Windows system32 folder. ( the TWAIN.DLL that was Quarantined was also in the Windows system32 folder before it was Quarantined ).
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Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009, 04:51:41 PM »
It does slow thing down when it is doing a manual full system scan the full ver that activates the full time ver doesn't look like it is having any impact on the performance of my machine. I've got the full system scan set for early in the morning so it not going to bother me. That was my plan to run thing once a week just didn't seem to get done I've got other thing to do with my time.

I have the free version.  I run it about once a week or so.  It bogs my computer down awfully bad and makes it run really slow.  I also use spybot and superantispyware and sometimes adaware.
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Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2009, 07:36:07 PM »
As you guys might remember, I had (have) a spam bot on one of my networked computers. My outgoing emails were blocked by some self appointed god. They said the only way they would unblock my computers was if I disinfected my machines or blocked my outgoing port 25. I hope I have blocked that port because I am able to send email (for the time being). However, relevant to this discussion, I wish to quote a very small section from all the "what to do, they sent me".

"Running a combination of anti-spyware and anti-virus programs should
> help to find the malware.
>
> It is unfortunate, however, the track record of current/popular
> Anti-Virus software at finding current and severe threats is abysmal.
> In fact, recent studies have shown that "new" threats are only caught by
> _any_ of 35 of the most common A-V packages 23% of the time, and that
> only improves to 50% after a month.  In other words, if you were running
> ALL of those 35 A-V products at once, a new threat would be caught only
> 23% of the time by _any_ of them."

So, good luck!

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Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009, 08:13:37 PM »
Well I'm not worried about any threats I've got the known best tools and hardware and try and not do stupid thing with these boxes. All of my other tools are automated so I'm just telling that I'm lazy when it comes to computer and believe once you get these boxes setup you shouldn't have to mess with them, there computer let them computer I just want answers.. Been lucky all these years haven't been threat free and the software I've have install have always stopped the problems.
 I remember a long time ago clicking on a google search and got nailed with one of them porn storms Old Norton was having a hard time keeping up  \:D/
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