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    • #1999470 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      There’s a new version of Malwarebytes and it seems pretty spiffy. See the detailed review from Lawrence Abrams at BleepingComputer: New scanning engin
      [See the full post at: Malwarebytes gets a full version bump]

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    • #1999521 Reply

      AJNorth
      AskWoody Plus

      With several lifetime premium licenses, I’ve been following the threads at Malwarebytes concerning the 4.x beta testing.  In particular, there has been a slew of criticisms of the new GUI (the screenshots at Bleeping Computer show that they seem to have settled on one that is substantially less horrible than earlier ones.)  Frankly, the 3.x GUI was more than adequate, IMHO — intuitive and logical (as well as reasonably clean of silly eye candy).

      (Malwarebytes 4.x Beta GUI: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/252699-beta-4x-gui/)

      I shall be waiting for a while before moving up to version 4.x (especially for some formal test results).

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    • #1999533 Reply

      anonymous

      By chance I was successfully updating W7 on my old Acer 5611 laptop yesterday, and as I usually do when I take it out of its bag each month, I updated other programs which need regular updates including Malwarebytes Antimalware (MBAM) and I stumbled upon this new version 4.0.4.

      Initially the update process got itself into a tangle because it needs new outgoing internet accesses and by default I block unknown programs and get a notification using Windows Firewall Notifier (WFN) (similar to the better known Windows Firewall Control?). I was unable to create the new rules quickly enough! I temporily allowed all outgoing accesses and the installation “apparently” completed successfully.

      I then found that a full scan which previously only took 15 minutes or so, even on this slow PC, was still running at about 100,000 files scanned 2 hours later, so I concluded that this update had not completed successfully!

      I uninstalled MBAM (using Revo uninstaller to remove some left behind files, but leaving in place the firewall rules), downloaded the MBAM version 4.0.4 installer (which is now a small online installer) and installed MBAM 4.0.4 again. A full scan now completed in about 15 minutes (from memory), so similar to previously. So if you have problems after an in place MBAM 3 update try a clean install from scratch.

      My other, newer W8.1 PC updated its version of MBAM in place without any problems.

      The UI has been moved around a bit and to my eyes looks less professional as a result, but most of the settings are still there. The problems with the MBAM service not starting on PC startup which plagued early iterations of MBAM version 3, do not appear to be there with version 4.0.4 (based on maybe 6 or 7 starts across 2 PCs so far).

      HTH. Garbo.

      PS: I use MBAM Premium (I have a lifetime licence bought when these were available a few years ago) alongside Panda AV.

       

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      • #2000478 Reply

        anonymous

        Garbo writes: Further to my comments above, the 2 extra MBAM files needing outgoing internet access for an in-place update from MBAM version 3 to version 4.0.4 are:

        C:\programdata\malwarebytes\mbamservice\instlrupdate\mbsetup.exe

        C:\program files\malwarebytes\anti-malware\mbaminstallerservice.exe

        if you want to create outgoing rules for these before updating and possibly save yourself some problems e.g. if you normally block unknown outgoing accesses and do not get a notification when an unknown executable is blocked. I did not note the protocol (TCP, UDP …?) or ports used. (The mbsetup.exe is a temporary file and no longer present, so be careful if you delete firewall rules for executables no longer present. You may need this for a later MBAM update so it is probably best to leave the rule in place.)

        It has been a couple of days now since I updated and so far I have not been aware of any differences between versions 3 and 4. I have had both scheduled “threat scan” and “hyper scan” occur in the background and not been aware of these i.e. no noticeable slowing down or excess RAM usage affecting my normal PC usage.

        Looking at the “threat scan” report, it checked 231,199 files in 2m 21s (on a Dell Optiplex 790 with SSD C: system partition and separate HDD D: data partition running 64 bit W8.1 Pro).

        HTH. Garbo.

      • #2010267 Reply

        anonymous

        Garbo writes: This thread may have gone cold, but a small anomaly I spotted yesterday:

        I wanted to run a quick custom scan of a USB memory stick rarely connected to my PC. This would only take a minute or so to complete. I was offline and it takes 2 or 3 minutes for my modem and router to complete start-up, so I decided to run the custom scan offline.

        The 1st stage of a MBAM scan is to check for updates, but as I was offline this could not occur. From memory (I don’t custom scan often) with previous versions of MBAM the scan would continue to the next stage (presumably using the old malware definitions it downloaded previously?), but now with version 4 it just gives an error message and the scan sequence stops.

        So MBAM 4 is more “cloud integrated” (horrible phrase) and less functional than version 3.

        HTH. Garbo.

        PS: I am less confident of the scenario here, but I have MBAM Premium (lifetime license bought a few years ago) and on a couple of occasions after being offline for a while it has reported that “malware protection” is Off. Clicking the buttons to switch it on did nothing. On getting the PC online again, after downloading updates the “malware protection” re-started without me needing to click any of the buttons.

        So possibly the real-time protection switches off after being offline for a time? “Cloud integration” gone mad! (I haven’t had the PC switched on, but offline, long enough to be sure.)

        PPS: WRT some of the comments here about using MBAM as an AV, I am not using MBAM as my only real-time protection, but in parallel with Panda AV.

         

        • #2010390 Reply

          AJNorth
          AskWoody Plus

          Greetings,

          The experiences that you have related reinforce my decision to stay with MWB Premium version 3.8.3.2965 for the present (like yourself, I too use MWB as a “second opinion” anti-malware scanner in real-time, secondary to MSE on Win7 and Microsoft Security Essentials on Win8.1), as v. 4.0 is still relatively new, having only come out of beta less than two weeks ago, and no doubt will require tweaking (hopefully they will also 86 the new GUI and replace it with one far closer to that of v. 3x).

          (FWIW, version 3.8.3.2965 continues to receive definition updates throughout the day and is still available for download; see https://malwarebytes-anti-malware.en.uptodown.com/windows/versions).

          Hope this is useful; good luck.

          Cheers,

          AJN

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      • #2010759 Reply

        anonymous

        Garbo writes: Some more analysis wrt the “PS” in my most recent comment #2010267 above:

        After trying out several scenarios I now conclude that with MBAM Premium version 4.0.4 the real-time “malware protection” does not run if the PC is started (from power-off) or re-started (from power-on) without an internet connection so that MBAM can connect to its “server”.

        (It does continue to run (for at least the 12 hours or so I left) if the PC was online at (re-)start, but goes offline later.)

        My guess is that this connection is to verify that the paid for “premium” license needed for real-time protection is still valid in some sense and this checking is now done even for a “lifetime license” like mine which never expires and is always valid, as well as yearly licenses which will eventually expire. (Maybe with earlier versions of MBAM there was a local check for a “lifetime” versus a “yearly” license?)

        (After making a system partition image – just in case) I have uninstalled MBAM 4.0.4 and re-installed MBAM 3.8.3.2965 (I had its installer saved locally – just in case). Its real-time “malware protection” does start when the PC is started (from power-off) or re-started (from power-on).

        Due to this flaky offline real-time protection issue I conclude that for Premium users MBAM 4.0.4 is inferior to MBAM 3.8.3.

        HTH. Garbo.

        PS: Before uninstalling MBAM 4.0.4 I did try to repeat the “custom scan” failure which prompted my comment #2010267 originally, in both the PC start and re-start scenarios, but these times the scan did continue after failing to update when offline. Maybe there is another intermittant bug with the MBAM 4.0.4 custom scan and the sequence to trigger it is more complex than I was able to repeat? Anyway the real-time protection issue above is the bigger problem.

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        • #2010880 Reply

          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          and this is why it’s better to wait for a bug fixed version of MBAM 4.x like either 4.0.5 or 4.1.0 rather than to rush in and upgrade to MBAM 4.0.4.

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    • #1999583 Reply

      JohnW
      AskWoody Plus

      With this release, Malwarebytes considers itself an antivirus replacement and will now register itself with the Windows Security settings as the primary antivirus solution on the computer.

      I will need some more convincing before I can consider MBAM as more than a second opinion malware scanner. But primary AV? Yeah, right!

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      • #1999912 Reply

        I will need some more convincing before I can consider MBAM as more than a second opinion malware scanner. But primary AV? Yeah, right!

        John (and AJNorth),

        I could not agree with you more. That’s how I use it. But everywhere you look these days, some piece of software “wants to your everything”, i.e. take over your PC (oh, I’m sorry, it isn’t my PC any more-missed the memo!)

        “It’ll protect your PC, it’ll wash the baby, it’ll feed the dog, it’ll fix the car, it’ll iron your shirts, under $39.95,  how do we do it? How do we do it??  It’ll avoid being detected, it’ll get you elected….” <SFX: user slamming pillow on face and shrieking.>

        OK, end/humor…but this is just driving me nuts. They just don’t seem to be able to help themselves; Marketing rules all.  Aaaargh.

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Wait for the all-clear", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
        --
        "...All the people, all the time..." (Peter Ustinov ad-lib from "Logan's Run")

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        • #1999928 Reply

          RetiredGeek
          AskWoody MVP

          It still runs just fine along side Windows Defender. With WD as primary. You can also register  MB in security center, via MB Settings. HTH 😎
          Register-MB4-Security-Cntr
          WindowsSC
          HTH 😎

           

          May the Forces of good computing be with you!

          RG

          PowerShell & VBA Rule!
          Computer Specs

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          • #1999998 Reply

            JohnW
            AskWoody Plus

            The only thing wrong with that picture is Windows Defender, LOL! 😉

            Appreciate the info on Security Center!!!

        • #2000223 Reply

          “wants to your everything”

          Sorry…that should have been ” “wants to BE your everything”. Sloppy editing, my fault.

          Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Wait for the all-clear", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
          --
          "...All the people, all the time..." (Peter Ustinov ad-lib from "Logan's Run")

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    • #1999584 Reply

      jhvance
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’ll be waiting to monitor how the user reviews go before I seriously consider installing the new v4.x MBAM, and will stick with the most recent v3.x free that’s on all my machines for weekly on-demand scans as long as the malware lists will update.  I have used the app for years and started to download the new version from MajorGeeks this morning, but realized it was a stub installer file and then discovered what MB was pushing from their site was also the same stub installer.  I dislike stub installers intensely (hate is not too strong a term, so call it a trust issue), and will not quickly change in that attitude after a half-century of dealing with computers from big-iron mainframes to PCs.

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    • #1999573 Reply

      anonymous

      That’s too bad, they got rid of the Quick Scan ability on the non-Premium version.

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      • #2000463 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        Is that the Quick Scan or the Flash Scan? Flash Scan has always been a Premium feature.

        -- rc primak

        • #2001055 Reply

          anonymous

          Quick scan

          • #2003921 Reply

            rc primak
            AskWoody_MVP

            I downloaded and used the free version this weekend. The interface obfuscates even further the Advanced Scan Options. I see the three options which were there in Version 3. Hyper Scan is Premium Only. Threat Scan is a standard scan of the system, not guaranteed to be a full scan of all accessible partitions. Custom Scan still does exactly what it always did. Instead of a string of circles or gears, the interface shows a checklist. No progress bar and does not show which file is currently being scanned. Scan times are similar to Version 3.

            I also used AdwCleaner for the first time over the weekend. It’s still free and still maintained. Scans are very fast. only four new items not detected by other scanners. Two I wanted to keep, as they are involved in my Epson printer driver software. The other two were leftover traces of driver update programs. Those went out immediately. Powered

            Not found were CCleaner and Avira remnants in a User Account. Removing them and updating the Microsoft Store App manually destroyed the User Account. Thanks, Avira and Avast!

            -- rc primak

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    • #1999786 Reply

      pHROZEN gHOST
      AskWoody Lounger

      The fact that the package has an issue with their own Windows Firewall Control is what will keep me away from this version as I use WFC.

      Byte me!

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      • #1999820 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        not only that but the previous Malwarebytes 3.x downloads are no longer available after version 4 was released 🙁

        • #1999843 Reply

          AJNorth
          AskWoody Plus

          Actually, legacy versions of MWB are still available for download; in this thread from the MWB Support Forum,

          https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233802-what-version-can-i-download-for-windows-xp/, there is a link to this page:

          https://malwarebytes-anti-malware.en.uptodown.com/windows/versions .

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          • #1999847 Reply

            Microfix
            Da Boss

            Yup, I downloaded version 3.83 for Win7 and also the 3.xx version for XP earlier today for safe keeping offline 😉

            What I did like about the 2.xx version was that one could download the most recent definitions without MBAM installed, not sure if this is still possible with the 3.xx version, anyone? EDIT: to answer my own question, no, not possible with V3.xx

            ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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            • #2000514 Reply

              EP
              AskWoody_MVP

              well Microfix I still have the MBAM 3.83 setup file with certain Sept. 2019 definition updates included (mb3-setup-43841.43841-3.8.3.2965-1.0.625-1.0.12399.exe) – though I wasn’t able to obtain the newer mb3-setup-consumer-3.8.3.2965-1.0.629-1.0.13137.exe file before MBAM 4.x was released (I was out of town with my family at that time)

              edit: indeed Malwarebytes has a legacy 3.xx version but it’s the 3.5.1 version that last supported XP & Vista. v3.6.x & higher require Win7 or higher

              although this 4.0.x version does support minimum Win7 SP1, I will wait until a 4.1.x version comes out

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      • #1999822 Reply

        AJNorth
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you for pointing that out; it is good to know, as I also use WFC — and have for many years.

        It is also as troubling as it is bizarre.

        After all, as you pointed out, WFC is now owned by MWB.  Indeed, in an article by Martin Brinkmann in Ghacks back on 2018.08.01, he wrote:

        Malwarebytes, makers of the popular anti-malware software of the same name, acquired Windows Firewall Control in June of 2018.

        And then went on to state:

        Malwarebytes revealed in the official press release back in June that it had plans to integrate the solution in its core products (emphasis added). The company reassured users of the product that the program would be kept as a standalone program but that it would fly under the Malwarebytes branding in the future.

        https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/windows-firewall-control-is-now-free/

        MWB seem to have taken a page out of the Redmond playbook… .  Sigh.

    • #1999897 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      from

      https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2814

      `Lifecycle
      Document created by jyamada Employee on Dec 17, 2018•Last modified by jgolomb on Nov 4, 2019
      Version 18

      View in full screen mode

      For definitions of dates and impact to support, refer to the Malwarebytes Product Lifecycle policy.

      Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of Maintenance End of Life Supported OS Changes
      4.0 Active 04-Nov-2019
      3.8.3 Active 27-Jun-2019 04-Nov-2019 04-Nov-2019 04-May-2020
      3.7.1 Active 05-Feb-2019 27-Jun-2019 27-Jun-2019 27-Dec-2019
      3.6.1 Legacy 19-Sep-2018 05-Feb-2019 05-Feb-2019 05-Aug-2019
      3.5.1 Legacy 08-May-2018 19-Sep-2018 Final version supporting Windows XP and Vista.
      3.4.5 Legacy 29-Mar-2018 08-May-2018 08-May-2018 08-Nov-2018
      3.4.4 Legacy 06-Mar-2018 29-Mar-2018 29-Mar-2018 29-Sep-2018
      3.3.1 Legacy 02-Nov-2017 06-Mar-2018 06-Mar-2018 06-Sep-2018
      3.2 Legacy 22-Aug-2017 02-Nov-2017 02-Nov-2017 02-May-2018
      3.1 Legacy 10-May-2017 22-Aug-2017 22-Aug-2017 22-Feb-2018
      3.0.6 Legacy 25-Jan-2017 10-May-2017 10-May-2017 10-Nov-2017
      3.0.5 Legacy 19-Dec-2016 25-Jan-2017 25-Jan-2017 25-Jul-2017
      3.0.4 Legacy 08-Dec-2016 19-Dec-2016 19-Dec-2016 19-Jun-2017

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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    • #1999908 Reply

      RetiredGeek
      AskWoody MVP

      I went looking for the download of V4 from within my V3 on my Dell XPS8700 test machine and it found it right away, downloaded and updated. I ran a scan with this result:
      MBV4Scam8700
      So I then used my production Dell 8920 to run a scan with MBV3 with this result:
      MBV3Scan8920
      I find it very interesting that the newer machine 8920 scanned fewer items with much faster hardware and the total time wasn’t that much different. Yes, I know it was almost double but come on less that 2:15 minutes total for the older slower machine!

      If you want the technicals:

                Dell XPS 8920:                Dell XPS 8700
      CPU       i7-7700 @3.6 GHz              i7-4770 @3.4 GHz
      Memory    16Gb 2400                     12Gb 1600
      Disks     Samsung 960 NVMe M.2 256Gb    SanDisk SSD 240Gb
                Samsung 850 SSD 256Gb         SanDisk Ultra II 960Gb
                Samsung 850 SSD 256Gb         
           Note: All drives are GPT
      

      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

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    • #2000277 Reply

      Fred
      AskWoody Plus

      The fact that the package has an issue with their own Windows Firewall Control is what will keep me away from this version as I use WFC.

      Try Tinyfirewall instead on WFControl , a good alternative on top of windowsfirewall

      After all.. Just because we're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get us.
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    • #2000280 Reply

      Fred
      AskWoody Plus

      I went looking for the download of V4 from within my V3 on my Dell XPS8700 test machine and it found it right away, downloaded and updated…

      Hmmm, a scanner that never has doubts and never finds anything….

      I ever had a boss that thought this way of thinking was good, till he was completely [edited – Lounge Rules “NO SWEARING”].

      After all.. Just because we're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get us.
    • #2000465 Reply

      rc primak
      AskWoody_MVP

      Since they’re not pushing the upgrade right now, I might as well wait another month and see what howls and screams come from those who are upgrading now. Kinda like what we do around here with Windows 10 updates.

      -- rc primak

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      • #2003923 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        Update — I did download and use the new version while updating everything else prior to my Win 10 version 1903 upgrade which is still pending. Not much to write home about, other than cosmetic interface changes. I use Custom Scan so as to scan my two main NTFS partitions completely.

        -- rc primak

    • #2000580 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      It still runs just fine along side Windows Defender.

      My Kaspersky A/V doesn’t run along with Windows Defender, it deactivate Defender.
      Never run 2 real time A/V applications .

      • #2000747 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        true. but try running latest Kaspersky AV along with Malwarebytes 4.0 (w/out MS defender of course)

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    • #2000749 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      Per this forum topic about Malwarebytes 4.0:

      https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/253227-announcing-malwarebytes-40-for-windows/

      Which Operating Systems does Malwarebytes 4 support?
      Malwarebytes 4 supports Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

      We continue to support legacy XP and Vista with our Legacy version, you may download the latest available version for XP and Vista by clicking here.

      Even though Malwarebytes does not recommend running operating systems that Microsoft no longer supports, we have no current plans of ending or phasing out in any form our support for Windows 7. This means that going forward, and until further notice, we will continue to support Windows 7 as we have up to this point.

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    • #2000996 Reply

      jhvance
      AskWoody Lounger

      FWIW, someone replied to the gripe I left on the MajorGeeks webpage associated with the new version’s stub installer, who pointed out the full offline installer file was available through a link provided in the second post about the announcement on the official MBAM forum found here.  The new file download is 147 Mb, so I’m still going to wait for awhile and monitor the user feedback before committing to the newer version.

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    • #2001029 Reply

      Barry
      AskWoody Plus

      If what i read is correct it now considers itself a

      full antivirus and therefore would override Windows Defender.

      Can anyone confirm this?

       

      Barry (Seeker)
      Windows 10 Home V 1909

      • #2003780 Reply

        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        Quite the contrary:

        Windows 10 Home x64 v. 1903

        Windows Defender, Avast Antivirus Free (v. 19.8.2393, Malwarebytes 4.0.4 and VoodooShield Free v. 5.02 all nicely play simultaneously. 
        But whether they recognise & respect or just ignore each other, I can’t say.


        (My avatar is Winston, Croft Manor's majordomo in TR Legend.)

      • #2003878 Reply

        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        If what i read is correct it now considers itself a

        full antivirus and therefore would override Windows Defender.

        Can anyone confirm this?

         

        Kaspersky A/V disables Defender.

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      CAS
      AskWoody Plus

      I have a lifetime subscription to the Premium edition.  After I begrudgingly updated to Win 10 (1803) I chose to use Malwarebytes (MWB) 3.0 ,and it’s other protective modules, as my antivirus and for protection against malware, etc. I also use it’s real protection and have included several other applications in addition to the default applications.

      Although I have disabled Win Defender, I run it, from time to time, to determine whether MWB is doing it’s job. I also run several credible online scanners for that same purpose. There’s never been either a virus or malware discovered. Despite all of the articles that basically said I was putting myself at risk for not using a “real” antivirus, I remain confident that I am protected.

      I use FF ESR as my sole browser in addition to many of it’s security add-ons. Edge has been deactivated to the extent that I was able to do so, as has Cortana and most all of the other Win 10 Apps which I don’t need or use. I do not go on unsafe websites nor do I ever use social media.

      The new MWB 4.0.4.9 scans my computer, and all the added applications, in about seven minutes. Time-wise, I could care less how long it takes as long as the real time protection modules continue to do their job. That’s my two cents worth on this topic.

    • #2003479 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      reading one of the recent comments about Malwarebytes 4 from majorgeeks.com
      https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/malwarebytes_anti_malware.html

      Malwarebytes 4.x deletes the IOBit Advanced System Care program as noted in one of the comments. it seems Malwarebytes dislikes some apps from IOBit

      also, need the full “offline” installer for Malwarebytes 4.0 (not the “stub” EXE installer that requires an internet connection)? read this forum post:
      https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/253227-announcing-malwarebytes-40-for-windows/?do=findComment&comment=1342864

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    • #2003587 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      MWB calls it a PUP and indeed I would agree, got a driver program pushed on me a few years back.
      Revo has a free version go with that.

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2003722 Reply

        satrow
        AskWoody MVP

        The PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)/Adware situation has been ongoing for years too, here are few concurrent links from 2017 discussing it, including methods to whitelist/avoid the problem that should still be relevant:

        Bleepingcomputer

        Iobit

        Malwarebytes

    • #2011001 Reply

      ScotchJohn
      AskWoody Plus

      I have a lifetime, single, licence on MWB, which I have not upgraded since v 3.8.3.  I must have had reminders every six hours for the past week of the new version, and feel torn between taking the upgrade and uninstalling the whole (stupid) thing.

      Is the upgrade worth taking?

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

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