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Fake Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Abound

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Fake Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Abound

[quote=http://blog.malwarebytes.org/security-threat/2014/05/fake-malwarebytes-anti-malware-2-0-abound/]A month after Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski announced the launch of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0, we already started seeing fake executable files purporting to be free versions of our product being hosted on unfamiliar sites.
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A small sample of rogue files we found in the wild
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Upon testing, we found that these files have common behaviours: they all enable themselves to run whenever Windows is restarted or the system is turned on and they’re capable of accessing private information that browsers store whenever we go online, such as data pertaining to cookies, browsing history, and list of restricted sites. These files also create the following noteworthy registry keys upon installation:

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Re: Fake Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Abound

Thanks for the heads up - I actually use Malwarebytes as one of my back ups to AVG  Shocked
I'll be careful how I upgrade ..
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Re: Fake Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Abound

I still don't understand why anyone want to download from anywhere other than the official site for software.
That aside, I didn't know there was a new version - downloading it now. I hope they haven't messed things about too much like Safer Networking did with SpyBot 2!

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