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Old 19-10-18, 09:54
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I was going by this one - https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwar...s-replacement/
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Old 19-10-18, 10:40
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I am not convinced. It has provoked some argument on the MWB forum. I endorse this however:
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Can I still run Malwarebytes alongside my Symantec, McAfee, etc.?
Certainly! We built Malwarebytes 3.0 to be compatible with all major antivirus software, even Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.
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The part of that blog which confuses me is at the beginning where it says
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This product is built to provide comprehensive protection against today’s threat landscape so that you can finally replace your traditional antivirus.
Even the title seems somewhat ambiguous
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Announcing Malwarebytes 3.0, a next-generation antivirus replacement
Then in the FAQ it says what's quoted above. There was a time when you could tun Emsisoft's Anti-Malware alongside AV programs, but not any more. These days, it's a fully-fledged AV and anti-malware program and as such can cause trouble with any other AV program which is installed. I can't help wondering if eventually the same thing will happen with Malwarebytes.

Like Tom, I won't be buying Malwarebytes Premium.
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Old 28-10-18, 00:15
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I had another, identical letter yesterday. I wonder if it's going to become a periodic pester?
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Old 28-10-18, 09:09
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Talking about letters but a little off topic, I got an email from Bitdefender the other day (I once tried the freebie version) telling me it had cracked the GrandCrab ransomware encryption.

Not sure if it will be of help to anyone - I've never heard of it.

We have cracked GandCrab encryption in a joint effort with Europol, the Romanian Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The decryption tool is available for free on Bitdefender Labs (https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/10/gandcrab-ransomware-decryption-tool-available-for-free/) and can be used to take back information ransomed by versions 1, 4 and 5 of GandCrab, one of the most aggressive and most prolific strains of ransomware this year. All our users are completely protected against GandCrab infections. You might, however, have a relative or a friend who suffered an infection recently.
Take this Bitdefender tool and be their hero!


A Google for this tool yielded this website which includes the picture that was in my email and each link takes you to the same website, so the email was genuine.

https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/10...able-for-free/
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There have been a lot of articles about GandCrab in recent months as you can see from the following links:

GandCrab Ransomware Distributed by Exploit Kits, Appends GDCB Extension

GandCrab V4 Released With the New .KRAB Extension for Encrypted Files

GandCrab ransomware distributed by RIG and GrandSoft exploit kits (updated) - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

Magnitude exploit kit switches to GandCrab ransomware - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

Symantec's description:

Ransom.GandCrab | Symantec

Some help:

Free Decrypter Available for the Latest GandCrab Ransomware Versions

A few words from The Register:

Got that itchy GandCrab feeling? Ransomware decryptor offers relief • The Register
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There's this from The Register too:

Nice work if you can get it: GandCrab ransomware nets millions even though it has been broken • The Register
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As it turns out, crime pays incredibly well for some

The infamous GandCrab malware infection has netted its operators an estimated nine-figure payout from targeting large, high-value corporate systems.

This according to security house Bitdefender, who reckon that in the last two months alone victims have forked over more than a quarter of a billion dollars to crooks in order to have their data decrypted.
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