Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Broke my own cardinal rule this morning.


  • Please log in to reply
53 replies to this topic

#1 dannyboy950

dannyboy950

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:port arthur tx
  • Local time:04:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:27 PM

Never install anything untill after the second cup of coffee. A few seconds of inattention and 3 hours cleaning up the mess. LOL


HP 15-f009wm notebook AMD-E1-2100 APV 1Ghz Processor 8 GB memory 500 GB Hdd

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinamon


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 TheJokerz

TheJokerz

  • Members
  • 286 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ohio
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Bummer, hopefully you learned!


utl8q0-5.png


#3 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,277 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

I've broken my own cardinal rule from time to time....never try to read and post advice in a forum before my first cup of coffee. :whistle:
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#4 dannyboy950

dannyboy950
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:port arthur tx
  • Local time:04:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:35 PM

Lol I hear you. I had a small emergency come up and posted before I was ready.

I installed MBAM without unchecking the bundled software.  By the time I finished running the first scan it had quarentined 395 instances of those 3 programs plus some others. One heck of a mess.  The worst was chrome even tho I never activated it it had changed all of my other browsers start page and search engine. Thankfully MBAM opened a page of instructions on how to change it all back. So must be a common occurance for MBAM to have a pre-prepared instruction page to reverse the changes.


HP 15-f009wm notebook AMD-E1-2100 APV 1Ghz Processor 8 GB memory 500 GB Hdd

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinamon


#5 Agouti

Agouti

  • Members
  • 1,548 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:26 PM

I installed MBAM without unchecking the bundled software.

As far as I know, MBAM does not have any bundled software.  Where did you download MBAM from?  Could you post a link?


Edited by Agouti, 19 January 2016 - 08:26 PM.


#6 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,277 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:43 PM

Just the opposite.

 

Malwarebytes has an aggressive PUP Policy and has been in the forefront to educate product users and blog readers.

 

Malwarebytes feels most of our users have no knowledge that these PUPs were installed and would like them removed. Several thousand forum posts and support tickets confirm our standpoint. Ranging from difficult to uninstall applications to software that makes you opt-out, we’ve had enough of it all! We invite all antivirus companies to join our fight, not only against malware, but also against unwanted and undesirable software. The only way we will make a difference is collectively.

Malwarebytes Adopts Aggressive PUP Policy

 

We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and quite notable potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)

Outbrowse and Other Bundlers


.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#7 Agouti

Agouti

  • Members
  • 1,548 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:25 PM

 

Just the opposite.

That's exactly what I know about Malwarebytes.  I am very much surprised that dannyboy950 said it came with bundled software.  That is why I want to see where he downloaded it from.  I really, really have to see this.



#8 MoxieMomma

MoxieMomma

  • Members
  • 471 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:40 AM

Hi:

 

Yes, to reiterate what was already stated, legal versions of MBAM from legitimate sites do NOT contain ANY bundled software, wrappers, installers or PUPs.

This is true even when it is downloaded from 3rd-party sites, such as cnet.com, that are known for adding unwanted freebies.

IOW 3rd-party sites are NOT permitted to add bundled  software, wrappers or PUPs to the MBAM setup file.

To the contrary, as @quietman7 explained.

 

Having said that, the best/safest place to download licensed software is always from the software publisher's own site.

For MBAM, the installer may be safely downloaded from either of these links: #1 or #2

 

@dannyboy950: can you please tell us where you got the MBAM installer file????

 

Thanks,

 

MM



#9 dannyboy950

dannyboy950
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:port arthur tx
  • Local time:04:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:02 AM

I thought I had gotten it from MBAM.org. but it may have been a redirect.  As yall have mentioned now that I think about it none of the other times I had installed MBAM did it ever have bundled software.  Trying to trace that out now.

 

Turns out it was a magnolea.com and not MBAM.org.


Edited by dannyboy950, 20 January 2016 - 10:05 AM.

HP 15-f009wm notebook AMD-E1-2100 APV 1Ghz Processor 8 GB memory 500 GB Hdd

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinamon


#10 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,277 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:27 AM

VirusTotal indicates the site is clean but it is new and still being worked on.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#11 dannyboy950

dannyboy950
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:port arthur tx
  • Local time:04:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:49 AM

Curiouser and curesor lol.  So since i entered MBAM.org in the address bar and did not use a link. It pretty much had to be a browser redirect wouldn't yall think.

 

Anybody want anymore information on this.  I just realizes I need to uninstall this thing and reinstall the real deal.

No telling what else may have gotten installed.


Edited by dannyboy950, 20 January 2016 - 11:12 AM.

HP 15-f009wm notebook AMD-E1-2100 APV 1Ghz Processor 8 GB memory 500 GB Hdd

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinamon


#12 Agouti

Agouti

  • Members
  • 1,548 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:33 PM

First of all, it's malwarebytes.org not MBAM.org.  If you type MBAM.org or magnolea.com into your address bar it will take you to the following two pages...

 

OLx8rZzl.jpg

 

XgouFCyl.jpg

 

As you can see, there is nothing at all that is convincing on those two pages that should make you believe you have reached the real Malwarebytes website.  That alone should be enough to arouse your suspicions and make you back away.  Also, neither of those pages has a download link nor does anything lead to one so how you could have downloaded MBAM from there?  Honestly, I am shocked that you are a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a 30-year background in computers and yet you didn't see that something wasn't quite right.



#13 dannyboy950

dannyboy950
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:port arthur tx
  • Local time:04:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:02 PM

I am also 70 years old with a failing glitchy memory.

Also I use MBAM for short but typed in malwarebytes.org in the address bar.

 

The fact that i spent many years in the hardware end does not always make a good user at the software end. LOL

I spent way too much time learning how to fix things and not near enough trying to use them.


HP 15-f009wm notebook AMD-E1-2100 APV 1Ghz Processor 8 GB memory 500 GB Hdd

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinamon


#14 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,277 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:13 PM

So we come full circle to your first post.

 

Never install anything untill after the second cup of coffee. A few seconds of inattention and 3 hours cleaning up the mess.


.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#15 Agouti

Agouti

  • Members
  • 1,548 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:52 AM

Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:51 PM

Also I use MBAM for short but typed in malwarebytes.org in the address bar.

If you typed malwarebytes.org then you did go to the correct and legitimate site but I am puzzled as to why the installer should have bundled software.  I'm sure everybody else is puzzled too.

 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users