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05 Mar 2015   #761
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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Are you kidding me? You were the one who supplied that date back in post #563 of this thread.
No way i can remember that far back
They should put out an official statement now so people know the current status / plans for 1.75.

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Yea I'm happy if it updated once a day at startup which it has never really done well no matter how many times I'd clean.. reactivate
I agree, update on startup/wakeup has never worked reliably. More comments below.

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Okay yea my only gripe has been it's updating weirdness and still no popup confirmation of successful updating otherwise 2.0... has been okay other than the bad update they put out.
I agree, they should work on fixing user notification issues.

With the new BETA it looks like if the DB is out of date I don't get an alert in the notification area icon.
The dashboard does show it's out of date, but i wouldn't know that without opening the GUI.

With 1.75 I could fix the startup/update issue with task scheduler and command processing.
They haven't implemented command processing in 2.x yet (that i know of), another thing that is coming "someday".

I wish they would fix these types of issues rather than spend months trying to figure out a smiley face.


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05 Mar 2015   #762
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

lol the way they lock threads on mbam it's useless to ask the same thing and get the same silly post = lock responses over and over again
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05 Mar 2015   #763
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yes, it was uneasiness because of the initial problems. It sounds more stable now, hence the uneasiness has eased, but I'm still not 100% enthusiastic about making the upgrade, having had no problems with 1.75 (the bad update didn't affect me as the free version doesn't auto-scan or auto-quarantine and the update had been withdrawn by the time I did a scan).
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05 Mar 2015   #764
1PW

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Default for checking for updates is still pretty weird and unnecessary every 5 minutes is just whack and a waste of resources and it does not like changes even with new tasks added.
Hello ThrashZone:

Yes - I agree that database check for updates interval of 5 minutes is too frequent.

In the "Frequency and Settings" pane in one of my system's "Check for Updates" scheduling tasks, I've set the interval to 57 minutes. Thus "on the hour" type update checks are all but avoided and yet the frequent database updates during the weekday daytime hours in the U.S.A. time zones aren't far away.
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05 Mar 2015   #765
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Even hourly is too much imho but the option serves people that want it too,
My issue is old and never been really acknowledged as a bug although DavidE just posted about it = thanks david
mbam in general really hasn't offered any viable solution beside use the default settings and lock the question soon after
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05 Mar 2015   #766
1PW

 
 

With the ability to set check for updates from between once per minute to once per month seems to satisfy the very largest portion of the license holders.
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05 Mar 2015   #767
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you select once per month, what can you choose for Recovery Options / Recover if missed by ?
I have only seen up to 23 hours as an option.
The point is none of this should be needed.
The issue has been raised with MBAM, but they don't get it.

Other products know how to wait until a Network connection is established BEFORE trying to update the DB.
Why hasn't MBAM made that adjustment ?

Other products don't need the user to configure "Recover if missed by".
If the DB is OUT OF DATE, say so.
If the user wants no alerts, DON'T say so.

I want to know if my definitions are outdated, so i can fix the issue.
If you don't care, you should be able to turn off that notification.
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05 Mar 2015   #768
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1PW View Post
With the ability to set check for updates from between once per minute to once per month seems to satisfy the very largest portion of the license holders.
That's only true if it works which it does not and never has since 2.0... was released.
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05 Mar 2015   #769
AdvancedSetup

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Official statement of support for 1.75

We will continue to support version 1.75 for another year. There is no specified cutoff date at this time.

This means:
  • We will continue to support the product as normal and help individual users with issues.
  • Version 1.75 Business will continue to be available/sold on our site, but the 1.75 Consumer version will not as this has been replaced by 2.0
  • We continue to encourage consumer users to upgrade from 1.75 to 2.0


https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...s/#entry666782
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05 Mar 2015   #770
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Yes, it was uneasiness because of the initial problems. It sounds more stable now, hence the uneasiness has eased, but I'm still not 100% enthusiastic about making the upgrade, having had no problems with 1.75..............
I took the plunge on a whim a few hours ago and installed 2.0.4.1028 Premium after having used 1.75 Pro for a long time.

No issues noted. The interface is completely different. Did the most complete scan of all 3 internal drives, which took about 4 hours and found only 2 instances of Open Candy.

Did not uninstall 1.75 or do anything special, just poked the new EXE and let it install on top of 1.75.

I was expecting some form of licensing or activation hell, but it didn't happen. I didn't have to enter any code of any type anywhere.

My "exclude" settings from 1.75 were carried over to the new version.

Only irritation so far is the tall nagging banner that appears along the bottom of the screen during scans, urging you to poke a link to "learn more".

I think I've got schedules set to do a "threat scan" at noon every day and to check for updates at 15 before and 15 after every hour.
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