08-10-2012 01:57 PM
Just had an error report on my NIS2012 that it said it couldn't fix automatically and was directed to the norton support web page where it was suggested I run a rootkit scan with NPE. On doing this it highlighted a threat as mbamswissarmy.sys and asked if I waanted to remove it. I'm not sure but I believe it is part of Malwarebytes Anti Malware, the free version of which is installed on my computer although haven't run it recently. NPE gave the location as C:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys. So what I wanted to know is this a malware file which I need to remove or is it just a conflict between Malwarebytes and NIS. Basically am I ok to delete it without damaging windows or malwarebytes.
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08-11-2012 03:23 AM
Oops, Went ahead and deleted it anyway on the basis that NPE had marked it as bad and needed deleting and I figured if it did any damage to MB I could always re-install free version of MB if I needed it again.Looks like thats what I'll have to do now.oh well better safe than sorry.
08-14-2012 11:35 AM
This is an example of the power of the Norton Power Eraser.
In this case it seems it is just a Malwarebytes file that needs to be reinstalled. Other times it may remove a file necessary for the proper operation of your system.
It would be advisable to check here before deleting anything, as newboy did.