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"Kills those fake "anti-malware product" viruses"
When McAfee and Norton won't get rid of those fake "anti-malware product" viruses, Malwarebytes will.
I don't have any cons, but I recommend that you keep your malware bytes current with their regular updates.
I first discovered this when I got one of those fake "anti-malware product" viruses a few years ago. My McAfee wouldn't get rid of it but this did. I got the latest verion of the virus, possible a timb bomb, a couple of days ago. In the morning everything was fine. When I got home in the evening and booted up, the "File Recovery" virus kicked in, displaying a very sophisticated but very fake "File Recovery" program indicating all sorts of problems with my hard drive that were being tested for and found. When you click on something in the "File Recovery" program window you get the message that your license has expeired, click her to renew, or something to that effect. That is the first clue that you are looking at a virus, and if you wait long enough - two minutes, tops, all of the warning messages will repeat and that is the second indicator that you have a virus. Even though it looks like your desktop and hard drives are trashed, it is all a hoax. I had not updated my malwarebytes in two years so a scan did not identify the virus. http://malwaretips.com/blogs/file-recovery-virus/ provided an excellent step by step solution, including malwarebytes, so I updated to the latest version of Malwarebytes Pro and also used the RKILL and UNHIDE utilities recommended in the malwaretips.com solution steps. Once again my computer is running fine and malware free. I am guessing that if I had been constantly updating my malwarebytes, I wouldn't have even had to deal with the "File Recovery" virus.