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Windows 7: Norton vs Malwarebytes - who to trust?

28 Mar 2011   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Norton vs Malwarebytes - who to trust?

A recent scan with up todate Malwarebytes gave me Tojan warnings for the unistallers and corresponding registry entries for:
EasyBCD
Handbrake
MakeMKV
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I've had EasyBCD for a long time. MakeMKV is the most recent downloaded from the makemkv.com.

Norton NIS 2011 says they are clean.

What do you think?????

Would Revo Uninstaller cleanly get rid of them then do a fresh download?




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28 Mar 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Get the same thing. Probably just false positives with MBAM's most recent definitions.

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28 Mar 2011   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Gotta concede with Airbot, at a guess, I would say Easy is being picked up by Heuristics, because of the stuff it does. Definitely not a malware though.
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28 Mar 2011   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Might report it to them so they can fix it.

False Positives - Malwarebytes Forum
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28 Mar 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks
I think they are all false positives. Well known programs from the developers sites.
First time MalwareBytes has ever come up with anything for me.

But if the threat was real. I wonder what the best approach would be. I would manually delete the uninstall.exe and hope Revo Uninstaller would remove the rest.
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28 Mar 2011   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Agree - sounds like an FP to me. My own approach would be to cross-check it with ESET online, or depending on the file size, upload the files to Jotti.

Regards,
Golden
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29 Mar 2011   #7
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

More and more anti-malware vendors' products are labelling so-called "hackware" as "malicious exploits", because they could do "evil" things in the hands of a malefactor.

Thus "Keyview" is deemed a hacktool, but Belarc Advisor or SIW is not, even though they all decode and show the product keys for various installed licensed products from Microsoft and other vendors.

It is Microsoft's policy to label products which are potentially counteractive to Microsoft's licensing practices as "malicious", and because it is generally a Microsoft piracy problem, the anti-malware vendors follow Microsoft's lead, feeding on the crumbs left on and under the giant's table, as it were.
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29 Mar 2011   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
A recent scan with up todate Malwarebytes gave me Tojan warnings for the unistallers and corresponding registry entries for:
EasyBCD
Handbrake
MakeMKV

I've had EasyBCD for a long time. MakeMKV is the most recent downloaded from the makemkv.com.

Norton NIS 2011 says they are clean.

What do you think?????

Would Revo Uninstaller cleanly get rid of them then do a fresh download?

These are fixed in the latest definitions.

False positives.
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04 May 2011   #9
peegee15

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

false positives. sometimes, MBAM flags some hack tools as "don't steal our software" malware.
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