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#1 gaden

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:17 PM

First of all I would like to thank the people on this site who give solutions to problems, you do a great job! Several times I have been infected with a virus that kept Malwarebytes from updating or even running at all. I am wondering if there is a way to prevent this from happening in the future. Maybe some sort of security setting or prompt that would let me know something is trying to change things?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. Also fixed open BBCode tags ~ Animal

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:23 PM

If MBAM will not run, try the suggestions listed HERE:For those having trouble running mbam.exe......

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:15 PM

If you know what you are doing, you can use a program that monitors registry and file changes such as Spybot Search and Destroy or the Defense+ feature that is included with Comodo Firewall. I say "only i you know what you are doing" because Spybot monitors ALL changes to the registry, and Comodo monitors some changes to the registry, as well as files, but a lot of the changes are legitimate and blocking the changes can result in many different issues. I believe Threatfire may also be useful to you, as it adds protection against zero-day malware by using behavioral detection.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:25 PM

Maybe some sort of security setting or prompt that would let me know something is trying to change things?

Take a look at WinPatrol

WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:06 PM

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I also recommend taking advantage of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires reqistration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.
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