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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

06 Apr 2014   #271
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
No, problem, @scr.
Trust me, the new scan names have flummoxed many folks.
There *was* a rationale (e.g. "Flash" was confusing because it sounded like "Adobe Flash Player, so it was renamed; and the "Custom" scan really does permit the user to customize what is scanned).
Having said that, I am still perplexed by the "Threat" scan -- if *it* scans for threats, what do the other scans look for?????

Speaking of scans, I have seen in this thread a number of users reporting longer scan times, slower scans and "freezes".
Some of this might be "normal".
The new scanning engine in 2.xx is more robust than in 1.xx
Here is a list of other factors that also contribute to scan times:

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[quote name="AdvancedSetup" post="811422" timestamp="1396315975"]
Time taken is due to a many factors some which can be dealt with and others not as easily.

Size of disk
Disk type
Disk speed
Disk caching
CPU speed
Controller type and speed
Operating System used
Amount of files
Amount of folders
Amount of archived files such as zip, rar, sfx, etc.
Rootkit scan or not
PUM/PUP scans
Other security programs running at the same time that may potentially be monitoring all file accesses by any other process.
Drive integrity - if a drive is failing it can take a long time to ignore and bypass sectors on a disk or simply fail period and hang the scan.
Other ongoing disk I/O processes
System being infected can also affect speed of scans

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...29#entry811422
In particular, archive scanning (which has been around since version 1.75) and the new anti-rootkit (ARK) scanning will both increase scan times.
Disabling ARK scanning might improve your scan times.
EDIT: Also, ARK scanning on encrypted drives (BitLocker, TrueCrypt, SecureDoc, etc) is not supported; so this could cause an error message or scan failure.

However, if users are experiencing serious performance problems, then I would respectfully reiterate the suggestion to post over at their support forum.
No amount of in-house beta testing can replace usage in the wild in a range of real-world environments.
So reporting of any issues will help the team to sort out any problems, squash bugs, & improve performance.

Just a humble suggestion,

MM
I still say it was the bright colors that confused me, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it

As far as speed goes I think it's about the same for me as v1.75 even with scan for rootkits enabled. I Keep my C: drive to a minimum, it's a spinner. It keeps backups small and fast as well as faster scans.

My last scan:




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06 Apr 2014   #272
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonguy30 View Post
Thanks. But I don't know if I really want to register, I will probably just wait for the next update(s). Btw, what color does the GUI have now? Is it grey/white like it was before?
No - they did not (and probably will not) go back to gray.

version 2.0.0.1000
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06 Apr 2014   #273
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just ran a rootkit only scan...BSOD. So I'll skip that for now (shame ) The active protection works fine. Scans are considerably slower, and many freezes while scanning, but not a deal breaker as I usually scan once a week. A Guy
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06 Apr 2014   #274
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What I want to know is how this crap of a product got through the testing phase? This thing has more bugs then swiss cheese. And honestly, it looks like a Fake program even with the enhancements and smaller dialog boxes.
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06 Apr 2014   #275
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
What I want to know is how this crap of a product got through the testing phase? This thing has more bugs then swiss cheese. And honestly, it looks like a Fake program even with the enhancements and smaller dialog boxes.
The bugs are partly the fault of the users. If more users had actively taken part in beta testing, these bugs had a chance at being found/fixed.

There is no excuse for designing an app that looks like the very rouge programs they hope to eradicate.
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06 Apr 2014   #276
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Users are supposed to be an additional factor in bug testing. Not the main source. It looks to me like Malwarebytes themselves didn't even test their product. I usually am a huge fan of malwarebytes, but they defiantly screwed something up here.
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06 Apr 2014   #277
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have to agree with Andrew,
This is pretty basic stuff,
Upgrading = failure in allot the licenses being acknowledged protection mode disabled,
Custom scans including rootkit = did no one ever use this

The only solution offered so far as I've seen is use mabm clean ?
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06 Apr 2014   #278
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Just ran a rootkit only scan...BSOD. So I'll skip that for now (shame ) The active protection works fine. Scans are considerably slower, and many freezes while scanning, but not a deal breaker as I usually scan once a week. A Guy
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
What I want to know is how this crap of a product got through the testing phase? This thing has more bugs then swiss cheese. And honestly, it looks like a Fake program even with the enhancements and smaller dialog boxes.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Users are supposed to be an additional factor in bug testing. Not the main source. It looks to me like Malwarebytes themselves didn't even test their product. I usually am a huge fan of malwarebytes, but they defiantly screwed something up here.
I would not even call myself a fan of mbam... but I do write stuff for others and have to beg for beta testers.

You posted your comment right after A Guy posted his about BSOD. I took your comment as being somewhat tied to A Guy's post. Those developing mbam can only test a tiny fraction of combinations of software. Beta testing does the rest of that kind of testing. mbam + other software = BSOD for A Guy. Did you expect those developing mbam to have a computer with the exact combination of software that A Guy has?
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06 Apr 2014   #279
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I have to agree with Andrew,
This is pretty basic stuff,
Upgrading = failure in allot the licenses being acknowledged protection mode disabled,
Custom scans including rootkit = did no one ever use this

The only solution offered so far as I've seen is use mabm clean ?
I've only been reading this thread - not the threads on the mbam forums - so maybe I missed what you meant by "Custom scans including rootkit = did no one ever use this". Can you please elaborate?
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06 Apr 2014   #280
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, my post was not talking about the bsod. I was talking about the multiple other bugs. I understand the testing phase/process quite a bit, and I believe that any decent company should have had this tested better then what was presented here.

I also am seeing bug reports on multiple things on malwarebytes forums that I have been able to reproduce, and have sent in bug reports via email. I get that there are thousands of possible ways for a system to be configured, but some of this stuff was clearly not tested at all. A majority of these bugs is not even caused by third party programs being the reason. Which is another point that eradicates the whole excuse that they didn't have enough users to test.

Scanning is the the whole point of this software, if it cannot even do that well, what is the point?

Also, its pretty bad that in a VM and clean install of windows and just their product, I find TEN bugs in their software by using it for 5 minutes. 10!

I just don't get it. What was malwarebytes thinking here?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I have to agree with Andrew,
This is pretty basic stuff,
Upgrading = failure in allot the licenses being acknowledged protection mode disabled,
Custom scans including rootkit = did no one ever use this

The only solution offered so far as I've seen is use mabm clean ?
I've only been reading this thread - not the threads on the mbam forums - so maybe I missed what you meant by "Custom scans including rootkit = did no one ever use this". Can you please elaborate?

I believe they were referring to the multiple freezing and some files being accidentally skipped when supposedly scanning when this feature is enabled.
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