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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

16 Oct 2014   #611
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight

It's free for scanning, but not for cleaning (except for a free trial period when/if needed)


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16 Oct 2014   #612
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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A second opinion scanner to use after MBAM free?

Hitman Pro gets my vote but also I make regular use of:

Emsisoft Emergency Kit

It's highly configurable.

Microsoft Security Scanner

On demand scanner that expires after 10 days and needs to be downloaded each time it's used.

Emco Malware Destroyer

Lightning fast on demand scanner.

My personal favorite:

UVK

Contains built in scanners but you can also add as many third party scanners as you like and run them.

Latest Version of Malwarebytes-uvk-ultra-virus-killer.jpg


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16 Oct 2014   #613
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ghost buster
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17 Oct 2014   #614
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I looked through all of the settings pages and it doesn't have the option anymore to update versions automatically like 1.75.... used to have ?

Looks like I'll have to monitor it for a day or two and see if it switches on a daily scheduled update
Thanks,
Cheers.
Mike, did your MBAM alert you to a new version available yet ?

My TEST box does not alert me of the new version available, as of 10/17/2014.
My PRIMARY box does alert and nag me to update, and has for several days now.
I have paid real-time version 2.0.2.1012 on both of these PCs.

I would like to see if a program update from within the program works on my TEST box...
I don't want to test this on my PRIMARY box.

I've had issues in the past updating to a new version, and would like to see if that is now fixed.
A failed program update forced me to do a mbam-clean and re-install to get it working.

tyia,
David
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17 Oct 2014   #615
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well there is a host of oncall ones the ones I give people are MBAM SuperAntispyarwe and ADWCleaner which I find pretty effective, I do like the Emsisoft and Herdprotect as extras/ plus ther eis amile of stuff here Probably the Best Free Security List in the World - Part I so many horses for so many courses
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18 Oct 2014   #616
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
so many horses for so many courses
I asked specifically about opinions on a substitute for MBAM free not things like ADWCleaner. Which one would you consider worthy of a "Lastest Version of xxx" thread to.
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18 Oct 2014   #617
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Substitute, or next best? I think MBAM is exemplary. Next on my list is Superantispyware, then Emsisoft. But it's like asking what's best after CCleaner. CCleaner (and MBAM) are still the head of the class

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18 Oct 2014   #618
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
so many horses for so many courses
I asked specifically about opinions on a substitute for MBAM free not things like ADWCleaner. Which one would you consider worthy of a "Lastest Version of xxx" thread to.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Substitute, or next best? I think MBAM is exemplary. Next on my list is Superantispyware, then Emsisoft. But it's like asking what's best after CCleaner. CCleaner (and MBAM) are still the head of the class

A Guy
There is no best, only the right tool for the task at hand.

That is like asking what the best antivirus is....

Any secondhand scanner will do, its called a second hand scanner as it is giving you another opinion.

Going off the fact that malwarebytes is antimalware, not strictly antispyware like superantispyware or toolbar/spyware hunter like adwcleaner, I suggest looking into something like the following: (none being the "best")

-hitman pro
-herdprotect
-uvk
-emsisoft

They are comparative to what malwarebytes might looks for; but of course nothing will ever be a silver bullet. And each company has different heuristics and definitions/methods.
And of course, some of the tools mentioned are not for the faint of heart. They are certainly not a scan and remove anything found kind of thing. Arguably no program is like that.

Have fun looking, or grab them all
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18 Oct 2014   #619
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well spyware, antivirus or whatever - call it what you will etc etc it is all malware to me just a different names for a different sorts of attack / intrusion.

I think personally this is turning into a pedantic and nit picking exercise and we should all agree to share what knowledge we have collectively and not just pin it to any specific type of malicious software.

This forum is after all like someone said the other day a team effort and we cannot agree with each other that there are ratbags out there wanting to disrupt or make out lives a misery by intruding into our or anyone else's machines and share what we advise people to do then it is a poor show as far as I am concerned. I know that everyone has their own particular likes and dislikes but it should not be made its some sort of playground activity to prove that anyone knows better than anyone else.

There is no infallible anti malware program and we should all agree at least on that - no matter what the survey people put out and in my mind the best AV is sitting in front of the keyboard.
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18 Oct 2014   #620
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
There is no best, only the right tool for the task at hand.

That is like asking what the best antivirus is....
Talk about sitting on the fence and not answering the question. I was clearly asking for opinions.
Ok let's be specific:
Functionality: What MBAM FREE provides (in principle).
Operation/installation: No major problems as outlined above in the issues reported by posters plus reasonable speed definition file updates.
Substitutes: What's the next best option in your opinion.

Maybe the next advice you give generally should be
"grab them all"
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