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Hi, Malware Bytes has stopped scanning. I had bought the full professional, and it stopped scanning files on request (from the pop-up menu when you right-click on files). I then realised it wouldn't update, and reinstalls have failed. The other virus software I use is simply Windows Defender. I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Y480. I performed the "Read me Before" tasks, and AFT-Cleaner and GMER failed, and Windows Malicious Software Removal tool found nothing on a quick scan. Currently running a deep scan. DDS.scr says it "Will not run in compatibility mode" and closes. So, I basically haven't …

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Security vendor Malwarebytes has reported that a new variation of an old password stealing Trojan is out in the wild, but all is not as it may seem. Notably, this particular Trojan is signed with an apparently 'genuine' digital certificate that authenticates the file. Which rather prompts the question: "say what?" Or to put it another way, if the billion-dollar digital certificate and encryption market can't actually guarantee squat, then what's the point of it? The Trojan, it appears, evades many security barriers by a system of spoofing that involves the criminal enterprise behind the scheme setting up a bogus …

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The 'World's Greatest Anti-Malware Software' is the spurious claim being made by Malwarebiter, which just so happens to sound an awful lot like Malwarebytes which could perhaps justifiably lay claim to that accolade. Take a look at this forum and you will see that Malwarebytes is a very valuable tool for discovering just what nasties are present on your computer, and for getting rid of them. Malwarebiter, on the other hand, is most certainly nothing of the kind. Malwarebiter, if you hadn't guessed by now, is a prime example of the Rogue Anti-Virus genre, identifying perfectly legitimate files as malware …

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