A Norton 360 scan quarantined 8 files named "mbam-check-2.1.0.002" as heuristic viruses. Malwarebytes says they are a tool Mbam uses. Should I allow them to be removed or restore them?
Malwarebyes are correct, assuming you haven't got a rouge / fake version downloaded. If you need to run mbam-check then you can re-download it but if you don't need to run mbam-check then it doesn't matter if it is left in quarantine.
It's not part of Malwarebytes is it? I mean, it is a separate download right?
Malwarebytes makes mbam check as a diagnostic tool to help with problems with the program according to Malwarebytes. It is a separate download, yes. I actually wasn't aware the files were on my computer and was surprised when Norton tagged them as viruses so thought I had better ask about them. Norton recommends Malwarebytes for certain issues so always figured they recognized each other as OK.
Thank you for replying. I think 360 will get rid of the files when I do a restart if I understood correctly what they do with quarantined files.
Quarantined files a kept safe so they can't run or do harm to your machine. In this case I wouldn't worry.
Edit: you could restore them and submit them as a false positive if you wanted.
Ok, I won't worry about it. Thank you, Pete.
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