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Is Malwarebytes nagging you about being a business user?
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Diesel
2016-03-27 05:45:25 UTC
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business user? it's looking for a key

SOFTWARE/Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Microsoft Office Enterprise

if it finds this, it figures you're a business user and will nag you
about using the wrong version for your situation. It's also checking
out whatever AV you have installed and reporting that information to
malwarebytes.

I didn't see anywhere in their licensing agreement about agreeing to
send information which isn't really any of their business as it has
nothing to do with their program. They want to know the specific name
of the antivirus you're running as well as whether or not you have an
enterprise version of Microsoft Office, specifically installed on
your machine. They're asking Windows security center to give them the
name of your antivirus program, So you know.

Since when is it okay for antimalware programs to spy on you? Did I
miss something disclosing it does this? I confirmed the latest 2.2.1
patched edition made public mbam.exe will do this. Someone might want
to ask jenkins about sanitizing the executable prior to release,
though. Btw, the installer is a compressed innosetup package.

It seems that the people responsible for the lovely images embedded
into the program like to use a small variety of pic editing tools.

So anyway, if you want to fuck them on the nag and give a total
bullshit av program name, it's as simple as editing your registry
where that information is stored. Feel free to change the name of
your AV description in security center to 'fuckyoumalwarebytes'

Remove the word 'enterprise' in your installed office description and
bye bye nag screen about being a business user. Antimalware is
supposed to keep spyware out, NOT do the deed itself. Your opinion
may differ.
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Mr. Man-wai Chang
2016-03-27 09:19:40 UTC
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Post by Diesel
business user? it's looking for a key
SOFTWARE/Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Microsoft Office Enterprise
if it finds this, it figures you're a business user and will nag you
about using the wrong version for your situation. It's also checking
out whatever AV you have installed and reporting that information to
malwarebytes.
SO it's allying with Micro$oft? :)
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Shadow
2016-03-27 14:33:31 UTC
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On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:19:40 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang"
Post by Mr. Man-wai Chang
Post by Diesel
business user? it's looking for a key
SOFTWARE/Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Microsoft Office Enterprise
if it finds this, it figures you're a business user and will nag you
about using the wrong version for your situation. It's also checking
out whatever AV you have installed and reporting that information to
malwarebytes.
SO it's allying with Micro$oft?
No, read the post again.
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Shadow
2016-03-27 14:31:59 UTC
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business user? it's looking for a key
SOFTWARE/Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Microsoft Office Enterprise
if it finds this, it figures you're a business user and will nag you
about using the wrong version for your situation. It's also checking
out whatever AV you have installed and reporting that information to
malwarebytes.
I didn't see anywhere in their licensing agreement about agreeing to
send information which isn't really any of their business as it has
nothing to do with their program. They want to know the specific name
of the antivirus you're running as well as whether or not you have an
enterprise version of Microsoft Office, specifically installed on
your machine. They're asking Windows security center to give them the
name of your antivirus program, So you know.
Since when is it okay for antimalware programs to spy on you? Did I
miss something disclosing it does this? I confirmed the latest 2.2.1
patched edition made public mbam.exe will do this. Someone might want
to ask jenkins about sanitizing the executable prior to release,
though. Btw, the installer is a compressed innosetup package.
It seems that the people responsible for the lovely images embedded
into the program like to use a small variety of pic editing tools.
So anyway, if you want to fuck them on the nag and give a total
bullshit av program name, it's as simple as editing your registry
where that information is stored. Feel free to change the name of
your AV description in security center to 'fuckyoumalwarebytes'
Remove the word 'enterprise' in your installed office description and
bye bye nag screen about being a business user. Antimalware is
supposed to keep spyware out, NOT do the deed itself. Your opinion
may differ.
IAWTP, but will not be putting a "watch" on it, as there is a
100% chance it will degenerate to a thread of name calling. Unless you
ignore OT posts. (I'm 100% sure you will not).
AVs that require you to trust them to the point of
whitelisting them in your firewall should NEVER transmit personal or
tracking info. That seems to be the trend, rather than the exception
these days. AVG, Avast and Avira are all doing it. Just read the TOS.
Sad, when security software becomes just another trojan.
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