MBAM 1.34 Released Today.

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by 1PW, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    *** *** *** Cross-Posted *** *** ***

    MBAM version 1.34 was released today.

    Enjoy.

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 12, 2009
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  2. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest


    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, Pete.

    I am, though, just a little confused. You have said elsewhere that you "only
    have eyes for Linux"

    MBAM and Linux do not mix, viz:-

    a.. Version: 1.34
    a.. File Size: 2.74 MB
    a.. Operating Systems: Microsoft ® Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32-bit only).

    How would a Windows user know that installing MBAM really is a good thing to
    do? Whilst the programme may well remove all manner of 'nasties' from the
    machine of a user, how can that user be certain that it hasn't actually
    *installed* some badware too?

    As you don't use Windows, you would never know, would you? <smile>
     
    ~BD~, Feb 12, 2009
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  3. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    misquote... Minus twenty.
    Faulty logic? What did the educational YouTube video link, I sent you,
    show? Minus twenty-five.
    Fair question. But answered with a question:

    How would one know if information received in these newsgroups is
    legitimate?

    Hint: My last MBAM 1.34/1752 full scan time was about 42 minutes.

    ....and I use the paid version of MBAM. True statements.


    The plot thickens Dave. Is it time to re-examine your logic?

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 12, 2009
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  4. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest

    I don't like losing points! In-line responses:-

    You are correct. <pout>

    You actually said "You have *never* read a word from me that didn't
    originate from within a Linus Torvalds inspired system".
    Hmmm! Maybe - not sure about that. Perhaps you are running Windows *within*
    Linux - as a virtual machine. Surely, though, in such a case you'd never
    need to 'clean' Windows with Mbam -would you?


    There is absolutely NO way of knowing - unless the Spirit tells you/me. I'm
    led to believe that I can trust *you* - so there!



    It seems as if it *might* be a faulty assumption.


    I have no understanding of why anyone using Linux as their operating system
    would ever need to use MBAM - unless it was on a different personal Windows
    machine, the computer of a family member, a friend or even a client/customer


    Not really. Whilst I may be wrong and/or misguided from time to time - I'm
    *still* one of the good guys!

    HTH
     
    ~BD~, Feb 12, 2009
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  5. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    You can always earn those points back.

    Snip, snip...
    Five points.
    True statement. Twenty points.

    New hint: I have never /sent/ a word to you that didn't
    originate from within a Linus Torvalds inspired system".
    Faulty logic. Hence, incorrect conclusion. Minus ten.
    Reputation. Minus twenty-five. ...so there^2
    True statement. Twenty points. Twenty-five if you remove "might" and
    'seems'.
    You have now seen that a virtualized guest OS is possible. Does that
    guest OS require the same antimalware protections as a standalone
    system? Twenty-five points.
    Your goodness was not called into question. No points or minus thirty.
    Your call.
    Use your deductive reasoning Watson (Dave)! Resume fishing again Dave.
     
    1PW, Feb 12, 2009
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  6. Another puzzle for Dave? No note passing this time, I promise.
     
    FromTheRafters, Feb 12, 2009
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  7. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    If I catch the two of you passing notes again, both of you will be sent
    home with a note. :)

    Top of the morning to you FTR...

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 12, 2009
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  8. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest

    Top of the morning?

    It's nearly my bed time! :)

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Feb 12, 2009
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  9. just because it is a popular
    program/freeware doesn't
    mean that this thread is not
    spam.

    ------------------------------
    in any case you guys should
    read between the lines when
    it comes to freeware:

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/privacy.php

    Malwarebytes may also collect certain information about your computer to facilitate and evaluate your use of the Site and the
    Products and Services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring
    or exit webpages, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. Malwarebytes also uses such information to measure
    traffic patterns on the Site and usage of the Products and Services. We do not match such information with any other information
    held by Malwarebytes unless we have your consent.

    ---------------------

    legally, the above term
    "may" implies "will"

    information collected is
    not limited to the above

    and "without your consent"
    has no value legal standing
    because as it would require
    user to have knowledge and
    oversight of such activities.

    -------------------------

    also, all the fixes they
    have made leads one
    to wonder what all was
    or was not done with the
    previous versions.

    how many systems could
    have become corrupted
    as a result.

    --------------------------

    freeware costs money to make
    and provide.

    so users who utilize freeware
    should not be whining that they
    are also using information
    aggregators as well, i.e..
    subtle spyware.
    ------------------

    my suggestion is to simply
    scan for malware periodically
    with a genuine program:

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces

    "share the nirvana" - dbZen

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    db ´¯`·.. >, Feb 12, 2009
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  10. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest


    That's a start!


    Much better!


    Perhaps you refer to the single email which you *sent* to me?



    Not good! An answer to my query may have helped.



    You drive a hard bargain, Sir!



    Nothing is ever quite as it seems!



    I have a guardian angel, of that I have no doubt.

    I do not lie or steal - nor do I seek to kill my fellow human beings. There
    are some using the 'net who do - but I am *not* one of them!


    Go here and type in "~" without the quotes
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?act=members

    I've been fishing for a long time! ;)

    Dave
    --
     
    ~BD~, Feb 12, 2009
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  11. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    No. Think more globally.
    Read on.
    MBAM has earned an excellent reputation. Unless proven otherwise, it
    doesn't install badware.
    Perhaps. Hint: I just updated my MBAM's database to 1756.
    Hint: It's the opposite of no. :)
    OK. This was accepted much earlier.
    I have more than one computer Dave...
     
    1PW, Feb 13, 2009
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  12. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest

    I'm struggling now! :)

    Snip
    You've lost me. Will you explain, please?

    I did read on but am still no wiser. Sorry.


    That's good to know! Maybe you have inside information.

    I have not, actually, said that it did. I just felt it important that others
    recognise that loading *any* programme /might/ do bad things as well as
    good. In the fora I have visited 'helpers' give instructions which are
    blindly followed.


    Time to update, Pete!

    My scan result:-

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
    Database version: 1757
    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

    13/02/2009 09:03:00
    mbam-log-2009-02-13 (09-03-00).txt

    Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
    Objects scanned: 153212
    Time elapsed: 44 minute(s), 33 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 0

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    I have no experience of running another OS within Linux. I had a notion that
    it would be a bit like the Google Chrome browser - where after a session
    using the 'trial' OS it would simply be discarded totally and a 'fresh'
    version used on the next occasion.

    I now suspect that it's not like that at all!
    Thank you! :)


    Did you go there and note that I am an Honorary Member? I see no sign of you
    there, yet you have paid your fee. I'm sure you could help many on the forum
    there. Maybe you are registered with a different user name? If you are, you
    can PM me there (~BD~)
    I have thought about that but cannot tie up the ends. Help needed to
    conclude this! <s>

    Dave
    --
     
    ~BD~, Feb 13, 2009
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  13. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest

    I'm struggling now! :)

    Snip
    You've lost me. Will you explain, please?

    I did read on but am still no wiser. Sorry.


    That's good to know! Maybe you have inside information.

    I have not, actually, said that it did. I just felt it important that others
    recognise that loading *any* programme /might/ do bad things as well as
    good. In the fora I have visited 'helpers' give instructions which are
    blindly followed.


    Time to update, Pete!

    My scan result:-

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
    Database version: 1757
    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

    13/02/2009 09:03:00
    mbam-log-2009-02-13 (09-03-00).txt

    Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
    Objects scanned: 153212
    Time elapsed: 44 minute(s), 33 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 0

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    I have no experience of running another OS within Linux. I had a notion that
    it would be a bit like the Google Chrome browser - where after a session
    using the 'trial' OS it would simply be discarded totally and a 'fresh'
    version used on the next occasion.

    I now suspect that it's not like that at all!
    Thank you! :)


    Did you go there and note that I am an Honorary Member? I see no sign of you
    there, yet you have paid your fee. I'm sure you could help many on the forum
    there. Maybe you are registered with a different user name? If you are, you
    can PM me there (~BD~)
    I have thought about that but cannot tie up the ends. Help needed to
    conclude this! <s>

    Dave
    --
     
    ~BD~, Feb 13, 2009
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  14. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    Sometimes that's what it takes to stretch your mind.
    Read on.
    The best reputations are not built that way.
    On my systems, it's done automatically. Same with my scans.
    Do you follow with SAS? AV?
    You are now correct sir.
    I did see your entry.

    However, many folks are still unaware of MBAM. It's a given that
    someone with an infested Windows system is infinitely more likely to
    read about MBAM in /these/ newsgroups we frequent, as opposed to
    Malwarebyte's forum.
    I have multiple computers. Some are dual boot. I can be on XP Pro^2,
    Vista Home Premium, Red Hat Enterprise, Fedora 10 and W98SE. I only
    allow my router to usually see two physical computers at one time.
    Infrequently a third wirelessly. My RHEL system is home. When
    sufficiently motivated, I'd like to virtualize a Fedora 10 with an XP
    Pro guest. However, my hardware's CPU probably will not agree to that.
    I may paravirtualize but things might be too slow then.

    Hence I use MBAM where required, and will use it on an XP Pro guest of a
    Fedora 10 host. All manner of antimalware protection should be afforded
    a virtualized Windows guest - just as if it were standalone.

    All mysteries have now been solved Watson. Prof. James Moriarty has
    finally been dealt with... Please resume teaching others to fish.

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 13, 2009
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  15. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest


    Tell me, Pete. What is the advantage of running a Windows OS as a guest on a
    Linux system? From what you have said/implied one has to use exactly the
    same care to prevent infection as one would in a stand-alone system.
    I sometimes pretend to be a fool - it does not necessarily follow that my
    brain has ceased to function! :)

    I agree completely.

    Me too!
    I posed my main question above, Pete. I had a brief look here
    http://www.redhat.gl/rhel/ but I am really well outside my comfort zone with
    this! ;)

    May I ask what on earth you actually *do* with all this technology? Is it
    just for fun or is it for some business purpose?
    I'll do just that, Mr Holmes.
     
    ~BD~, Feb 14, 2009
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  16. 1PW

    Dustin Cook Guest

    Just one question.... Are you high?
     
    Dustin Cook, Feb 16, 2009
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  17. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest


    No, Sir!

    Still naive? Probably!

    Correct me where I am wrong, please.

    My understanding is that 'malware' can be, and is, installed surrepticiously
    upon millions of computers around the world. Often, a user is unaware that a
    machine has been compromised.

    There are many 'help' forums available on the Internet. It seems only
    logical that some such operations may take advantage of inexperienced folk
    who do, without a second thought, download all manner of executable
    programmes onto their machines (as instructed by a 'helper').

    Once a machine has been declared 'clean' - how can the average user possibly
    know that something 'nastie' has not been *added* to their machine if it
    appears to operate 'normally'?

    This couldn't/wouldn't happen? Are you sure?
     
    ~BD~, Feb 17, 2009
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  18. 1PW

    1PW Guest

    Almost a bit like Conficker, huh? Reads like good, safe computing and
    realtime antimalware applications are needed Dave.
    Reputation leads to trust. If David Lipman suggested an MBAM scan for a
    particular infection you described in /your/ computer, what would you do?
    Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), realtime antimalware scans, or
    flatten, rebuild, restore from backups.
    You already know that answer.

    Trust must start somewhere and some paranoia is useful.

    MBAM has our trust through its reputation Dave. A bogus MBAM /could/ be
    downloaded from a disreputable source of course. But by only
    downloading from MalwareBytes.com, it comes as close to 100% trust as is
    possible.

    Some software authors will provide md5/sha1 hashes or PGP/GPG signed
    files that accompany the download and this is welcomed by some, but some
    reluctance on the part of authors and users is making that level of
    verification difficult. How then do we implement: trust but verify?

    If one is paralyzed by so much suspicion and doubt, then it's probably
    best to leave your computer turned off or only surf the net and do email
    through LiveCDs.

    What will you do now Dave?

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 17, 2009
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  19. 1PW

    ~BD~ Guest

    Before I answer you in this thread, Pete, I'd like you to contact me again
    by email ........... and this time grant permission for me to respond to
    you in like manner. I respected your wishes previously - if you really are
    one of the good guys, please respond to this request. Thank you. :)
     
    ~BD~, Feb 17, 2009
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  20. 1PW

    Max Wachtel Guest

    ~BD~, after much thought, came up with this jewel:
    You still haven't figured out who the good guys are yet?
    I'm not sure if there is any hope for you......
     
    Max Wachtel, Feb 17, 2009
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