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Kudos0

Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

I have a vista home premium OS with the Vista Service pack 2  I currently have Norton Antivirus 

My Question: Is there any reason for me to have an exe program from Malewarebytes as part of my Norton product or any Norton updates, anti-virus updates, anti-spyware updates, etc?

What I mean is that at no time has Norton ever installed any type of exe file that woudl be part of malewarebytes, right?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Hi

Norton and Malwarebytes are 2 different programs, 2 different companies.

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

I have NIS 2009 but in the process tab under task manager, there is NO malwarebyte.exe or anything containing the word malwarebyte.  It could be part of Malwarebyte.
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Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

So there is no way Norton is installing any files from malewarebytes? Did Norton buy malewarebytes at any point?

thanks to those who responded. Any chance a Norton staffer might address this?

Message Edited by 12Owen8 on 08-10-2009 04:29 PM
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

I have told you,  They are 2 different companies

the executable is "mbam.exe" anyway

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

I understand the part about two "different" companies, but wondering if Norton bought malewarebytes and maybe soem "norton" items still have the malewarebytes aspect to them. You know like when Adobe and macromedia combined. You still get macromedia stuff from adobe.

I just want to make sure

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

No.  As Quads has said,  there is no connection between them at all.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Why do you ask about malwarebytes??

It is often recommended as a "backup" for NIS/NAV on these forums but you have to go to it's site or Cnet and download it seperately.

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

It sure could be handy but those are two seperate companies indeed
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Thanks all

Here I why I was a little concerned. I had gone into the windows  function that shows programs that run at startup. I had seen in the listing of programs that there was an exe file from malewarebytes that was in the programs that run at start up. Since I don't have malewarebytes installed, I thought I could delete it from the start up programs. I think I also "disabled" it. But after I did that, I freaked out and thought what if this was some part of the antispyware portion of Norton? So I looked in program files (C:\Windows\Programfiles) and did not see a folder for mlaewarebytes. So being concerned that it might be part of Nortons antispyware/virus function I thought oh great, I just messed up my Norton. But if you all say that it is not some sub function of a Norton Program, I'll feel relieved that I did'nt blank up my Norton

Message Edited by 12Owen8 on 08-11-2009 06:19 PM
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Can You  remember the exact name of the file as it sounds odd? Have you done a full scan with Norton yet?

Here is a link to bleeping computers "what is on my start up list" just type in the .exe that concerns you and you can then judge if it is safe to delete or not.....

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

I think it was as the other person noted before

mbam.exe

I think it was as follows

C:\Windows\Programfiles\Malewarebytes\mbam.exe

But my wife reminds me that one time she did download malewarebytes, ran a scan, and then deleted it.

Is it possible that it "registered" itsellf into the start up programs and stayed there as an entry even though the program was deleted?

Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

That makes sense,Yes that is possible .....there are always leftovers in various places.
Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

I can tell you this.  Norton could not protect my computer against the pavrm.exe trojan unless I paid them the extra $99 to take it off my computer.  But guess what the free version of Malewarebytes took it off with their little freeware program.  Thanks Norton!  Norton Internet Security which I pay a subscription for removed it, I restarted and it was still there.  I called - pleaded - argued that I already pay a subscribtion fee and why the extra fee for Norton to fix a mess they were supposed to be preventing.  But after having to ask the guy from India to repeat himself about 100 times, I gave up and went looking on the internet for the free program I had heard about Malewarebytes.  It took care of the problem in 2 minutes, and it was free, and I didn't have to wade through some heavy Indian accent for 3 hours!!!!
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?


teriroxy wrote:
I can tell you this.  Norton could not protect my computer against the pavrm.exe trojan unless I paid them the extra $99 to take it off my computer.  But guess what the free version of Malewarebytes took it off with their little freeware program.  Thanks Norton!  Norton Internet Security which I pay a subscription for removed it, I restarted and it was still there.  I called - pleaded - argued that I already pay a subscribtion fee and why the extra fee for Norton to fix a mess they were supposed to be preventing.  But after having to ask the guy from India to repeat himself about 100 times, I gave up and went looking on the internet for the free program I had heard about Malewarebytes.  It took care of the problem in 2 minutes, and it was free, and I didn't have to wade through some heavy Indian accent for 3 hours!!!!
It also depends on what : Advanced Virus Remover" was lumped with to how to remove it, Systems are not identical.
" Advanced Virus Remover" just on it's own is EASY
 
Quads   
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Then why couldn't my Norton take care of getting rid of it?  If it was so easy?  I think it's just a way to make Norton more money.  I will not renew my subscribtion and I am taking other steps to find out why Norton charges $99 to fix it besides the subscription fee while a little freeware program takes care of it in 2 minutes.
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

It depends on the actual files with the infection and the instuctions it carries, then also, whether you got it before the rogue was in Nortons definitions.

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

There is really no Anti Virus which is perfect. Not malwarebytes and not Norton. The combination is doing the trick at the moment
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Okay, that does not answer my question!  Why can malwarebytes remove it and not Norton?!!!  Does it carry instructions that only malwarebytes can remove it?

My problem is with Norton saying they could only correct the problem if I paid them $99!  I have everything scanned on my computer by Norton, email, downloads, pics, everything and I pay for the service and still I get this problem I have spent hours with Norton to try to get fixed.  When I only needed 2 minutes with this free little program.  That is my point.

Message Edited by teriroxy on 08-11-2009 07:37 PM
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

My answer, does answer your question,  

1.  depends on the malware's instuctions and how it has been told to act on AV's  Some malware affect realtime AV's and stop the likes of MBAM, SAS..................................... from being installed and or run.

2. Depends on whether you got the infection before any defintions were created for it.

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Welcome, teriroxy. Congratulations on being able to remove the malware on your own instead of paying 99 dollars. I understand your frustration but in spite of how you may feel Norton is a very good anti-malware app. For example, if you were running Kaspersky it might have caught the malware that got by Norton but  eventually it would let something through that would have been caught by Norton. As has been said none of them are 100%. This is why I believe that much of the focus should be on prevention rather than cure. In almost every case of infection I have seen on this forum the people were running NIS or NAV alone with no other security. Also amazing to me is that in almost every case the people were shocked that they had been infected. It's like driving your car in the rain with big holes in the roof and then wondering how you got wet. NIS and NAV do not have an AI, you have to supply the intelligence. You need a decent HIPS program to supplement your Norton security otherwise you are rolling the dice and could get infected at anytime. There are good free and paid apps, check out sandboxie, geswall, defensewall and prevx 3.0. Sorry for the long post.Message Edited by Turbo on 08-12-2009 02:58 AM
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

Crap, none of that even pertained to my question. thanks for diverting my issue :(
Kudos0

Re: Malewarebytes exe part of Norton?

 12Owen8,  Is that the way the actual file name was spelled (Malewarebytes.exe) or just a typo?  A lot of times a virus will change one or two letters, to look like a normal program, when you look at it quickly but isn't the correct file name.  The file name to run the Malwarebytes' program is mbam.exe.  Maybe that file Malewarebytes.exe is the virus.   

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