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Brave Browser Being Blocked by MWB

I would like to know why is Brave Browser being blocked by MWB? How can that be fixed since it is not a malicious software. See Video.

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Basem Khawaja
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Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Video of the the issue I am having is attached.




Brave-Browser-Malicious-by-MWB-03162.mp4
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The browser is not the problem, it is the website, if you open that site using other browsers you get an alert, it must be the way reimageplus is packing its downloads, with some helper app for download that is the cause of the alert (app downloaders for example)
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I dont know why are you trying to get into reimageplus but I surely advise against it, they mess with your system files in order to "FIX" your problems, anything that is messing with system files is a high risk.
read this:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_scanner-protect_scanning/how-to-uninstall-or-delete-reimage-repair-pluscom/353c90f3-19e8-4e99-8139-c5075a454441
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Arana

I am not typing "ReimagePlus.com". It just appeared out of no where. I don't even have the software on my PC. Please help me.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
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I am not typing "ReimagePlus.com".

Then there's some likely to be kind of infection in your system.  Run your virus scanner at maximum sensitivity, then run Malwarebytes at maximum sensitivity, then run Spybot - Search and Destroy and (a) re-immunize the system and (b) run that search at maximum sensitivity.

Regarding your original question, as Arana says -- the issue is occurring at their end for reasons which they consider good, and the chances of getting them to change that policy are close to nil.
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist
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Hi Basem,
I would like to know why is Brave Browser being blocked by MWB? How can that be fixed since it is not a malicious software. See Video.
Firstly, great job in making the video as that explained the problem you're asking about perfectly, so well done. đź‘Ť

Malwarebytes Premium is doing exactly what you've paid for a subscription for it to do. Protecting your system from being sent somewhere where garbage PUP = (Potentially Unwanted Program) tries to install itself or entice you to install it yourself.

The site you were visiting at the time (or even a delayed reaction from an ad you could have looked at on another site) may have been infected which resulted in  trying to contact your computer and redirect your browser session to remimageplus.com so you could be enticed to install it.

MWB is doing exactly what it was designed to do. Blocking a threat from entering or messing with your system. You should trust it, as even I don't understand the technicalities behind "how" that happens, so I use software that does - in my case Malwarebytes Premium and Avast.

I tend to visit a lot of 'shady' type sites on purpose for research and the number of warnings those sessions generate is so overwhelming that I just tell MWB to suppress all warnings like the one you've just shown or turn it off completely and then just restore my test computer from a known clean backup image.

If you get one of those warnings every now and then, a site you've visited or been redirected to may have had malware on it in the form or a malicious advertisement or something else. Trust in your Webroot and MWB security to protect you and don't worry about it is my advice.

That log of detections you're looking at is tiny. Just going by the dates, that number wouldn't even raise an eyebrow for me. It's a result of normal web exploration.  If I showed you how many my test system (that I use to purposely go to infected sites to see if they'll infect my test box) generates after a 10 or 15-minute session, the log would probably make you faint lol :)

I am not typing "ReimagePlus.com". It just appeared out of no where. I don't even have the software on my PC. Please help me.

You would need a web developer expert to explain the mechanics of how it happens because there are way too many variables and it's all way over my head. That's why I need antivirus and anti-malware protection. I just know it happens occasionally and that it's normal so not to worry about it. If you did not have MWB, the protection in your browser (Brave) may have been enough to stop you being redirected anyway, but Brave didn't have to do anything - MWB blocked it.

The fact that Brave.exe is there in the logs is because that is whatever was trying to contact your computer was aiming at - in the case of your video, your browser. It didn't reach brave though because MWB blocked it. Make sense?

In short, those detections shown in your video are nothing to worry about unless you start getting dozens a day, minute after minute after minute. Otherwise, ignore them and move on with your day. That's why you have software to do the worrying for you :)

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist
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@Dr. Klahn

Then there's some likely to be kind of infection in your system. Run your virus scanner at maximum sensitivity, then run Malwarebytes at maximum sensitivity, then run Spybot - Search and Destroy and (a) re-immunize the system and (b) run that search at maximum sensitivity.

If I did that every time I got a blocked notification from Malwarebytes, then I'd be doing little else all day other than constantly scanning my computers - seriously! lol

Malwarebytes Premium, if configured with defaults, will initiate daily scans of the machine and auto quarantine anything found anyway. I've been using that software long enough now and have purposely exposed it to known infected sites to be able to trust it will protect my machine 99% of the time. There are nowhere near enough warnings in the OPs video to cause any concern IMO. The number of detections in the OPs logs is minuscule in my experience and a result of normal web browsing activity when MWB is logging its quarantines.

Cheers, Andrew

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Disclaimer: I do not sell Malwarebytes and get zero income from any software sales they may make based on my recommendations. I'm just a long time and very satisfied user of the software.
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it could have been something as common as a popup to the refered page, MWB detected the site and it stopped it from loading, since it is not a regular popup (due to it being a known grayware/malware page) then it is not treated or just ignored as any other popup, but it is also logged and you are alerted, so as others said, MWB did its job, congratz you are a worried user and a proactive one.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Thank you everyone.