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Other => General Topics => Topic started by: +AdDicT+ on June 01, 2009, 03:33:04 AM

Title: Hi
Post by: +AdDicT+ on June 01, 2009, 03:33:04 AM
Just when i thought that Mbam(Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware) is A GOOD anti-malware, it almost destroyed my PC.... :'(

It detected avast! files as malicious ones..(e.g. AhRuiNS.dll, aswMonDS.sys)

Crap..wats wrong with MBAM?

The heck, i uninstalled MBAM because of this...and also, i have lost my trust to it!

Title: Re: Hi
Post by: Tarq57 on June 01, 2009, 04:02:07 AM
I just scanned my Avast folder with MBAM (2 day old database) then updated MBAM and scanned it again.
No malicious files found.
So that is weird.
Did you report the detection at the MBAM forum (http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?act=idx)?

Interestingly, at same forum, there is a recent report of a rogue version of Avast.http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16385&hl=Avast (http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16385&hl=Avast)
Threatexpert (http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=80bdd7a414b014ed5b8661b777287067)
Title: Re: Hi
Post by: +AdDicT+ on June 01, 2009, 04:10:46 AM
Ahh..so MBAM thought my avast! is rogue?...impossible...just now*virus database has been updated*^^

Surprisingly, you scanned the folder of avast! with MBAM and got nothing...strange...

Title: Re: Hi
Post by: DavidR on June 01, 2009, 04:18:47 AM
I scan my system regularly with MBAM and it hasn't detected any avast files.

No security application is immune from false positive, so you have to exercise care, MBAM should have placed a copy in quarantine that you could have restored.

So even removing these files shouldn't 'destroy' your system if they were only avast ones. Interesting if MBAM was able to actually remove them as it should be protected by the self-defence module.
Title: Re: Hi
Post by: Tarq57 on June 01, 2009, 04:19:36 AM
No, I don't know if MBAM thought your files were rogue or not.
Without reporting it at the MBAM forum, you probably won't ever know, either.

If there are rogue files in that folder (which I think unlikely) wouldn't you rather know about it?
I'd re-install MBAM, update it, try again. Might've been a one-off. But if you're still getting detections on those files, particularly when another user is not, that needs investigation.
Title: Re: Hi
Post by: +AdDicT+ on June 01, 2009, 04:26:31 AM
Thanks all^^

Ill redownload, reinstall, and rescan my Pc with MBAM...*last chance mister* :)

I didnt quarantine any of the avast! files that r detected as malicious ones...
I ignored MBAM and it froze, and then my PC froze... :'(
So, i uninstalled MBAM for this particular reason...
Title: Re: Hi
Post by: +AdDicT+ on June 01, 2009, 04:42:14 AM
Strange...I scanned the avast! folder with MBAM and nothing was detected...