Windows 10: "Actions recommended in Malwarebytes". But Malwarebytes isn't recommending anything?

Discus and support "Actions recommended in Malwarebytes". But Malwarebytes isn't recommending anything? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I think I may have a minor virus on my computer, so I downloaded Malwarebytes and started a free trial. Malwarebytes isn't detecting the virus I am... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Will_342, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Will_342 Win User

    "Actions recommended in Malwarebytes". But Malwarebytes isn't recommending anything?


    I think I may have a minor virus on my computer, so I downloaded Malwarebytes and started a free trial. Malwarebytes isn't detecting the virus I am confident I have, but that's its own problem I think I can figure out on my own. Right now, I'm confused by the fact that I'm getting the yellow triangle on my Windows Security, and getting messages saying "Actions recommended in Malwarebytes", and "Actions recommended for threat protection or scans". However, when I open Malwarebytes, I don't see any recommended actions. Can anyone give me suggestions for what to do?

    :)
     
    Will_342, Dec 27, 2020
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  2. Ṣmeed Win User

    malwarebytes

    Dear John,

    What I meant was that I would suggest that you start your own question in the Malwarebytes help forum and explain to them what you are experiencing now.

    I'm not a Malwarebytes user myself but it sounds to me as if your problems/issues started when you updated your free Malwarebytes to the current version 4.

    If I were you I would follow these steps (although they say that's for version 3.... But I couldn't find anything for version 4):

    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/190532-having-problems-using-malwarebytes-please-follow-these-steps/


    and ask your own question.

    I would like to mention that I used to recommend the free Malwarebytes version quite often in the past.

    Since some time though I - personally - am wondering about quite a few things in connection with Malwarebytes.

    In my personal opinion: Malwarebytes tends to be verrrry aggressive in what they decide to flag as potentionally unwanted programs....

    You certainly can decide what you want to allow and what not, the respective settings for version 4 seem to be explained here:

    https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-3543


    What I would like to suggest as well is that you perhaps think about asking for free expert (real experts) help in this forum:

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-assistance/


    This does not mean that I necessarily think that your computer is "infected" ... But: It certainly cannot damage anything when real malware experts lead you through some thorough check-ups/scans etc.

    I hope this helps a bit...

    Best wishes,

    Smeed.
     
    Ṣmeed, Dec 27, 2020
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  3. Defender disabled by Malwarebytes?

    Recently there were various changes regarding Malwarebytes...

    Malwarebytes 3 - Frequently Asked Questions

    especially:
    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/191650-malwarebytes-30-frequently-asked-questions/#comment-1077438


    Suggestion to read

    Malwarebytes for Windows Help - Settings

    Scroll down to Windows Action Center, see:

    You may have noticed a flag in your system tray that sometimes has a red icon with a white X appear over the flag. That is a status indicator for the Windows Action Center, which tells you when your computer has a security issue that needs your attention.
    Malwarebytes Premium 3.0 or Malwarebytes Trial 3.0 can now be registered as a security solution on your computer. There are three settings available, which will be abbreviated here for easier reading. Brief descriptions for the meaning of each setting are
    also provided.


    • Let Malwarebytes choose whether to register: Malwarebytes will determine whether it should be registered in Action Center. The program will not register when Microsoft Security Essentials is in use on a Windows 7 or older operating
      system. It will also not register when Windows Defender is used on a Windows 8 or newer OS.
    • Always register Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes program status will always appear in Action Center.
    • Never register Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes program status will never appear in Action Center.
    ********
     
    Jsssssssss, Dec 27, 2020
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  4. "Actions recommended in Malwarebytes". But Malwarebytes isn't recommending anything?

    Malwarebytes

    Is it recommended to install Malwarebytes by Cleverbridge with Windows Defender on Widows 10
     
    MalcolmTaylor_NZ, Dec 27, 2020
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