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Author Topic: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions  (Read 647 times)

wraith808

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Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:02 PM »
I just got a message from malwarebytes when going to a youtube video (that I know the person that posted it) that Ransomware was detected and quarantined.  However, there was nothing in the logs, or the quarantine for that particular detection, which I thought was strange.  If you're going to pop that up, then you should log that, right?  After all, the user will be curious.

I tried to go to the same youtube video, thinking that if they detected it once, and aren't blocking the site, they'd show something else.  But nothing happened.

That brought me to the uncomfortable idea that perhaps they pop up those blocked references to make you think that they're doing something and are indispensable.

But they wouldn't do that, right?

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Re: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 06:52 PM »
You might want to ask about this on the MBAM forum.  Someone there may be able to shed some light on this.

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Re: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 08:16 PM »
You might want to ask about this on the MBAM forum.  Someone there may be able to shed some light on this.

I just wanted to spur some conversation.  Again, not signing up for another forum to try to figure out something that should be obvious.

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Re: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 11:34 PM »
But they wouldn't do that, right?

Of course they wouldn't.

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