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Author Topic: Malware Bytes thinks this is ransomware  (Read 10566 times)


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Malware Bytes thinks this is ransomware
« on: October 20, 2018, 11:38 PM »
I was just using Web Link Captor to compile reviews of a list of PS4 games, and Malware Bytes blocked the program as ransomware.  I had just downloaded Web Link Captor from here a few minutes before this happened.

I've included the details from Malware Bytes below.

Let me know if there is any more information you need.


-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 10/21/18
Protection Event Time: 12:34 AM
Log File: 961bd0f6-d4ea-11e8-8a95-acfdce210718.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.7447
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 17134.345)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Ransomware Details-
File: 1
Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic, C:\Program Files (x86)\WebLinkCaptor\WebLinkCaptor.exe, Blocked,
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Re: Malware Bytes thinks this is ransomware
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 06:33 PM »
The "generic" label should be a hint that this is just another false positive.  Not sure what it's unhappy about except that Web Link Captor involves performing internet searches, and the fact that it's not a very popular tool.

It's been a long time since I updated WLC, but I assure you there is nothing nefarious about it!