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Windows 7: Is there a fake Malwarebytes window?

21 Jun 2014   #1
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 
Is there a fake Malwarebytes window?

There's a small window in the bottom right-hand part of my screen (not on the action center flag) which bears the Malwarebytes logo and a red-highlighted message that reads, "Scan Complete - Malware Detected. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected one or more threats. Click here to view results."

I went to my Microsoft security center that shows no problems. I pulled up my Malwarebytes site that showed one threat, which I got rid of. But that did NOT make the window in the bottom right-hand part of my screen disappear. Having been burned by imposters in the spot before, I am leery of clicking on it.

What should I do? Besides overreacting.


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22 Jun 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi you could post a screen shot of it,
See the links above my signature image if you need help doing that,
Cheers.
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22 Jun 2014   #3
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Hi nottaclue9,

Does the popup notification look like the 8th image down in the following link?

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware user notification examples

If yes, it is safe to click on.

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22 Jun 2014   #4
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Yes. Thank you!
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22 Jun 2014   #5
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

You're welcome!
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22 Jun 2014   #6
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

I should've know about that page you linked me up to. I haven't done my homework. I've had so many malware issues in the past that I just sort of freak-out by default. Is there computer PTSD?

Thanks again. Should I mark this as solved now?
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22 Jun 2014   #7
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Hi nottaclue9,

I had no idea that page existed either till I read your 1st post and curiosity got the best of me. There is certainly no shame in learning. I am so glad that you are learning from your past malware infection experiences. I wish that everyone was as cautious as you.

I'll share a link with you that I find to be very educational:

So how did I get infected in the first place? by Tony Klein and updated by Corrine with his permission.

Corrine's blog is all about safety. If you would like, you could also subscribe to the blog to receive email notifications when she posts another article concerning security.

Again, you are very welcome, and yes, you may mark this thread solved as you wish.

Have a nice day!!

Donna
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22 Jun 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
I should've know about that page you linked me up to. I haven't done my homework. I've had so many malware issues in the past that I just sort of freak-out by default. Is there computer PTSD?

Thanks again. Should I mark this as solved now?
Sure can Trust me, that is a good thing. I am happy when users ask first before clicking. Keeps the security forum cleaner

If you have any questions, just ask!


NOTE: Most software does have an online manual, especially security software. If you are ever unsure about a prompt, look to those first to make sure it is what you are seeing. Another option is using task manager application tab when the prompt/popup appears. It will usually indicate what program it is giving the message/notification. Unless its a system tray notification, in which case hovering over the tray icon indicates what program it is.
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