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malwaebytes is showing up as a possible threat on my norton a.v.


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#1 chuckebaby

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:44 AM

i just tried downloading the free version of malwarebytes and my norton kicked in saying it may be a threat..is this normal and can someone give me instructions on where i download it from?..is it right on this web page?..thank you

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:47 AM

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/

If it still shows up as a thread don't worry about it.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

Hi you can also Download from here http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:35 PM

Sounds like a false positive. Norton will probably continue to detect it as a threat until its reported and they correct their database definitions. As Allan says "don't worry about it"...just have your anti-virus ignore the detection.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:21 PM

One more link for Malwarebytes thats safe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/malwarebytes-anti-malware

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:23 PM

thank you guys..i really appreciate this..im also a member of the cakewalk forums because i do alot of audio recording,so this is only the second forum ive belonged to since using computers..ummm15 years...lol..you guys are real cool..t.y.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:21 AM

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 02:44 PM

i got it working great..my only other question is..after the scan..it shows all those threats..should i just delete all the threats..(the malware)is that okay??..im really sorry if im posting this question where i shouldnt..i just cant find a thread that details instructions on if its okay to delete all the threats the scan shows after a full scan..or is that just a known thing.thank you

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

Not all "threats" are threats. If you are certain they are not false positives then yes, go ahead and delete them.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:51 PM

i just cant find a thread that details instructions

How to use Malwarebytes' to scan and remove malware from your computer
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