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Windows 7: Restoring item from quarantine in Malwarebytes?

19 Dec 2009   #1
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
Restoring item from quarantine in Malwarebytes?

I think I accidentally restored some malware from quarantine so I need to know if I did or not. So there is only one way I can find out on if I clicked on restore or delete- by having this question answered:

Do you get some kind of warning message if you click on restore like you do in SuperAntispyware?

Because I don't remember getting any message when I clicked on delete or restore.

Also, Malwarebytes doesn't work well anymore when I do a full scan so don't ask me to scan the computer again. This started happening after an update and only quick scan seems to work without freezing the computer and when I did do a quick scan, nothing was detected. So, I decided to uninstall it and install Emisoft's a-squared and nothing was detected during a deep scan. Nothing was also detected when I scanned the computer using Avast and SuperAntispyware. I've also read somewhere that a2 has better detection rates than Malwarebytes so because a2 did not detect anything, did I successfully remove the malware and my computer is clean?


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19 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
I think I accidentally restored some malware from quarantine so I need to know if I did or not. So there is only one way I can find out on if I clicked on restore or delete- by having this question answered:

Do you get some kind of warning message if you click on restore like you do in SuperAntispyware?

Because I don't remember getting any message when I clicked on delete or restore.

Also, Malwarebytes doesn't work well anymore when I do a full scan so don't ask me to scan the computer again. This started happening after an update and only quick scan seems to work without freezing the computer and when I did do a quick scan, nothing was detected. So, I decided to uninstall it and install Emisoft's a-squared and nothing was detected during a deep scan. Nothing was also detected when I scanned the computer using Avast and SuperAntispyware. I've also read somewhere that a2 has better detection rates than Malwarebytes so because a2 did not detect anything, did I successfully remove the malware and my computer is clean?
If you took a scan and the results were negative you are ok. Because you do not have a virus, but you are still concerned. Do a system restore back to a few days ago. Then you will be sure.
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19 Dec 2009   #3
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

What do you mean by 'if the results were negative?' (I'm only 13 ) and if Malwarebytes detected something, would a2 detect it as well because it has a higher detection rate?
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19 Dec 2009   #4
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Do another scan and if you get the Malware back in the scan then you have restored them. If you get nothing in the scan then you have not restored them :)

Steve
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19 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
What do you mean by 'if the results were negative?' (I'm only 13 ) and if Malwarebytes detected something, would a2 detect it as well because it has a higher detection rate?
As far as I know the detection rate just indicates the percentage of virus that the A/V catches as to those that it misses.

The best A/V, with the best detection rate can miss a virus, if that company did not classify something as a virus.

What I meant in my prior answer is that since you scanned for malware, using different A/V, you are probably safe. There is very little that can be guaranteed. Furthermore, if you do a System Restore to an earlier date, the virus will be removed (even though I fully believe that you are ok.) Possibly even your A/V will begin to work properly again.

Microsoft has a great free A/V MSE Microsoft Security Essentials. Why not try it, made for windows.

Finally, Happy Holidays-Such a great time to be young. I envy you.
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19 Dec 2009   #6
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

No thanks- i'm quite happy with avast as it has a web shield. Bye, i'm going outside to play in the snow (you must be really jealous now )
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