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Malwarebytes found 6 threats, recommends I ignore them


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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 11:00 PM

I was having some problems with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 9400 running Win XP), so I ran a Malwarebytes scan. It reported 6 "threats": 4 files and 2 folders. (How can a folder be a threat?)

 

What puzzles me is that it seems to be recommending that I ignore the threats. The message is "Scan Complete -- Non-Malware Detected". Then for each threat, the default action is "Ignore once".

 

I have a screen shot, but I can't figure out how to attach it. I have pasted the log text below.

 

I am inclined to override the default and quarantine them all. Is that the right course of action?

 

Thanks

 

-------------------------- scan log ----------------------------

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 07-31-14
Scan Time: 18:42:54
Logfile:
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.07.31.09
Rootkit Database: v2014.07.17.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 436196
Time Elapsed: 44 min, 35 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\SearchProtect, , [aa6bbde99be094a2b33c526f4fb3d22e],
PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\SearchProtect\Logs, , [aa6bbde99be094a2b33c526f4fb3d22e],

Files: 4
PUP.Optional.Conduit.A, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\SPIdentifierImpl.exe, , [11047531d2a95bdb24e0711c08f924dc],
PUP.Optional.Conduit.A, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\nsr7B.tmp\39\spi3.exe, , [59bc8d19304be45215ef484559a87987],
PUP.Optional.Conduit.A, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\nsr7B.tmp\49\spi3.exe, , [73a27630ee8d191d39cb0e7f49b841bf],
PUP.Optional.Conduit.A, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\nsr7B.tmp\6\spi3.exe, , [36df198d09720e28778dc1ccdb26f907],

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:05 AM

I uploaded the image file (jpg) to DropBox. Here's the link:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rspf3s6ns518b0y/AADrwft_1GE49MNfobJvesxQa

 


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:17 AM

G'day Cynthia,

 

Open Malwarebytes,

 

Go to Settings >>>then to Detection and Protection >>>...then under Non Malware Protection select "Treat Detections as Malware" for both PUP's and PUM's

 

I have this setting applied on my own PC without any upsets at all.

 

Pup's are "potentially unwanted programs", and Pum's are potentially unwanted Modification"

 

Both "optional.Conduit.A" and "Optional.SearchProtect.A " are both unwanted.

 

 


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:38 AM

G'day, mate,

 

Thanks for the info about that setting. I went ahead and quarantined those 6 threats, but I think I'll leave the setting as is, at least for now. That way, I can examine what it finds and make a decision.

 

Cheers, Cyn


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:38 PM


Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) do not fall in the same category as malicious files such as viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits and bots. A PUP is a very broad threat category which can encompass any number of different programs to include those which are benign as well as problematic. To learn more about PUPs and how you get them, please read: About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

All Good Cyn. Wise move there. quietman's articles are a good read....ultra informative.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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