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02 Apr 2015   #921
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Malwarebytes beat unchecky too. Nothing like belt and braces.
True that. I heard a famous cook who wore a belt and braces (suspenders on my side of the pond) and said that made him a safety engineer. I call it insurance.

That was Justin Wilson and he was a safety engineer by trade and started telling Cajun jokes at meetings.
I meet him back around 1975 as I lived about 20mi from him.

Jim
Yup, 'twas himself. I didn't mention the name because, except for you, I've never run into anyone who had heard of him. I miss him on TV. He was amazing and funny.


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05 Apr 2015   #922
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I updated to the latest version of MBAM this morning. I forgot to uncheck make a shortcut for the desktop. When I tried to delete that shortcut, I keep getting, first, a message saying I need to provide administrator permission to delete this file. I am an administrator but, when I click on continue, I get another popup saying I need permission from Administrators to make changes to this file. Seriously? For a lousy shortcut? Short of restoring to the image I made yesterday and reinstalling the update again, what the big fat holy hairy heck can I do to get rid of this stupid shortcut?
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05 Apr 2015   #923
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi, LF:

The most common explanation for the behavior you describe is that you have the Self Protection (SP) module enabled.
As explained here, SP protects MBAM system files and will prevent the user from deleting/renaming/moving the desktop shortcut.

So, from the dashboard > settings > Advanced Settings > Remove the checkmark from the option to "Enable Self-Protection Module".
A reboot shouldn't be needed, but it wouldn't hurt.
You ought to be able to remove the shortcut.

Thank you,


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05 Apr 2015   #924
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi, LF:

The most common explanation for the behavior you describe is that you have the Self Protection (SP) module enabled.
As explained here, SP protects MBAM system files and will prevent the user from deleting/renaming/moving the desktop shortcut.

So, from the dashboard > settings > Advanced Settings > Remove the checkmark from the option to "Enable Self-Protection Module".
A reboot shouldn't be needed, but it wouldn't hurt.
You ought to be able to remove the shortcut.

Thank you,
Thanks, MoxieMomma! Reboots were necessary (I tried deleting after just unchecking the protection module but got the same stupid messages): once to get disabling the protection module to take effect and another one to make sure reenabling the protection module took effect. All that just to get rid of a stupid shortcut...

I'm amazed the protection module's protection extends to shortcuts, too. Also, it would have been nice if MBAM would mention that reboots are necessary to get changes to settings to take effect.
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05 Apr 2015   #925
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

^^ Great, I'm glad that worked. ^^

Each system is different.
It may have been some sort of interaction with other security applications or system configurations.
But, yes, the SP module is designed to protect MBAM system files, including the shortcut.
As for the reboot, if some file was "in use", then, as you know with Windows updates, a reboot will be needed.
Without diagnostic logs, it would be impossible to say for sure.

As for your suggestions, I'm not sure if you refer to a dialog window from the GUI when changing certain settings, or to an explanation in the FAQ or User Guide?
It's a good idea.
Either way, the best place to offer such suggestions for the product team would be in the MBAM "Comments and Suggestions" sub-forum

Thank you,
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16 Apr 2015   #926
1PW

 
 

Announcement: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update to 2.1.6

Quote:
Issues Fixed:
  • Fixed crash during Heuristic Analysis phase when scanning
  • Fixed SDK database load errors by making a change to temporarily ignore the Check for updates before scanning setting for Scheduled Scans
  • Fixed crash when editing or removing an Access Policy if the name and description fields in the policy were different
  • Fixed issue where the Restart computer when required for threat removal setting did not appear correctly on Add or Edit Schedule dialogs
  • Updated end user license agreement
Download: mbam-setup-consumer-2.1.6.1022.exe

Quote:
Over the next week or so we'll get this new version posted on our main website and will continue to roll it out more widely.
As usual, this update may be installed over-the-top of the previous release version, build 1018.

VT: 0/57
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16 Apr 2015   #927
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you 1PW. First post updated.
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16 Apr 2015   #928
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info. installed and running good.
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17 Apr 2015   #929
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

A bit of clarification regarding the roll-out of 2.1.6.1022

WHO:
Currently, it is being pushed out via auto-update and only to users already running 2.1.4.1018 (because it is a bug-fix release for a couple of issues with that version).

The formal, throttled roll-out to all users will continue from that point, starting in a few days (perhaps starting early next week).

In order to be sure you receive the program update when it is available via auto-updater, please be sure you have the relevant setting enabled (see screen shot).

WHERE:
Note: 2.1.6.1022 is not yet available from the main product download page at the Malwarebytes web site.

Anyone who wishes to upgrade now, without waiting, may do so by downloading the installer directly from the special link provided in 1PW's post, >>here<<.
(Note: if you use Firefox with NoScript, you'll need to temporarily enable both "box.com" and "boxcdn.net")

HOW:

You should be able to upgrade on top of your existing version -- doing so may or may not require a system reboot, depending on your OS version and whether you have enabled the setting for "context menu entry" scanning.
If you prefer to cleanly upgrade, the best practices tutorial is here: MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x

More information here: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update to 2.1.6

Cheers,


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17 Apr 2015   #930
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I haven't noticed any bugs Moxie.. ?

I just checked for updates the newbie didn't appear still on 2.1.4.1018
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