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#1 rangecoach

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:56 PM

Twice now I have noticed that Trend Micro quarantines "JOKE_AGENT" when I do an MBAM update from the Malwarebytes.org site. The file quarantined is "C:\Progam Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\is-9S6DE.tmpis-9S6DE.tmp".

Should I be concerned?
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#2 rangecoach

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:20 PM

Are you able to run a scan with Malawareytes in Normal mode with the defintions you presently have to see if an infection is flagged up and post the scan result for checking by the Team?

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 04:49 PM

After each instance, I ran MBAM and nothing was found (just like the log shown below). I'm wondering if this is a false positive from Trend or if it is actually a bug trying to get in.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1306
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/23/2008 4:47:12 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-23 (16-47-12).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 83900
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 49 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

Try this different tool

THIS I would expect to take a lot longer to do a thorough scan (maybe 20 minutes if not a lot longer )so be prepared....

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your Desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control centre screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results for review
  • Click Close to exit the program.
lets see that scan result :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:09 PM

SAS comes up perfectly clean, just like the MBAM scans. Again, Trend Micro quarantines this when I do an update from the Malwarebytes.org site, but it does not happen when I update from the SecurityWonks.net site.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

THIS
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...=6864&st=20

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...ost&p=31284


seems to suggest you are not alone with your problem and that maybe try a complete uninstall and reinstall of malawarebytes if you wish to keep that program

as you say your scans come up clean and one would have expected the m to flag up SOMETHING , especailly superantispyware ON a full deep scan :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:16 PM

Thanks. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a very slippery bug that was getting by.
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