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Malwarebytes question?

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#1 fiddyfiddy59


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:01 PM

I just bought a new computer. I downloaded mlawarebytes and the Logo on my desktop has a windows user account control symbol in the "M" I once had a virus and the Windows sign was in all my programs and it was the virus. Is this normal for windows 8 or do I have a virus already?

Edited by hamluis, 23 March 2015 - 06:36 AM.
Moved from Win 8 to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:30 AM

Hi fiddyfiddy59 :)

It's normal for the Malwarebytes desktop icon to have a UAC symbol on it. I have it right now on my Windows 8.1 machine, and I also have it on Windows 7 machines where I install it.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:00 AM

Some AVs and AMs require permission to be able to clean your machine in the case of an infection, so it is normal that their shortcuts have the UAC symbol on it.

If you have another AV installed (and you should), you'll probably see the UAC shield icon.

(of course it does not apply to all AVs and AMs)

Edited by Alexstrasza, 23 March 2015 - 06:21 AM.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:56 AM

This is nothing new...
Windows put one on its crappy shields on my MB icon
Malwarebytes Icon with Blue&Gold Shield

As for UAC, see these topics...
Malwarebytes & Windows 7: User Account Settings
Malwarebytes & UAC permission
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
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