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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

23 Apr 2015   #951
Barnaby44

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Moxie for the thorough explanation -= twice =- much appreciated.

Both update sections activated - check.
Waiting for my update delivery - check.

Best


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23 Apr 2015   #952
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Is Version 2 at a stage now reliability-wise where it can definitely be recommended, or is it in practice if not in name still really to be regarded as in beta?

If a quick scan with Version 1.75 takes 15 minutes, how long will the equivalent scan take in Version 2?
Hi, Seffrid:

Version 2 has been out of beta since March 2014.
So, yes, it is stable.

As far as scan times, there is no way to predict how long a scan will take on any given computer at any given time.
MBAM 2 has a more powerful, more complete scanning engine & other capabilities (such as anti-rootkit scanning) not available in version 1.
So it is perfectly normal for scans to take a bit longer; this is nothing to worry about.
With MBAM Premium, you can schedule your scan to run at a time when the computer is awake, but not being used for other tasks. (
TBH on a modern system with decent hardware, this is rarely, if ever, necessary.)
There are many, many factors that determine scan times. A few of them are listed here:

Size of disk
Disk type
Disk speed
Disk caching
CPU speed
Controller type and speed
Operating System version
Number of files (including temp files!)
Number of folders
Number of archived files such as zip, rar, sfx, etc. (if this is enabled)
Rootkit scan or not (if this is enabled)
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 infection
MBAM database size

If you disable anti-rootkit and archive scanning that will shorten scan times, at the cost of reduced thoroughness.
You might also wish to set mutual exclusions between MBAM and your AV.

Thank you,
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23 Apr 2015   #953
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdvancedSetup View Post
I've doubled her Salary of $0.00 to $00.0000 and yes she is awesome since the PC field is not her day to day job.

Quadruple thanks MM

Aw, shucks!

You are too phunny and too kind.
Thanks for the raise!
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23 Apr 2015   #954
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Is Version 2 at a stage now reliability-wise where it can definitely be recommended, or is it in practice if not in name still really to be regarded as in beta?

If a quick scan with Version 1.75 takes 15 minutes, how long will the equivalent scan take in Version 2?
Hi, Seffrid:

Version 2 has been out of beta since March 2014.
So, yes, it is stable.
Thanks for the info. I appreciate that it has been officially out of beta since March 2014 but that isn't the same as being stable, and clearly a lot of users were unhappy with it at the time, and a lot like me were deterred from installing it throughout last year and were grateful for the extension of time for support for Version 1.75.

I also appreciate the additional info about scanning times, and recognise the difference between different systems and scan types. I was just after some hands-on experience from those using the new version on how it compares to the old one time-wise for them, as the original reports were that scan times were greatly increased.

Have those who were initially sceptical about the new version but have since embraced it found it to their liking, or is it still worthwhile delaying its installation especially as it still seems to be getting a lot of updates and fixes? I'm still very happy with the old version, and while I know the new one has additional bells and whistles it seems quite a major step to upgrade. I know it's getting closer to the time when I'll upgrade myself, but I'm not sure whether this is yet the time to do so, hence my interest in how those who have now done so are getting on!
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23 Apr 2015   #955
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post

Have those who were initially sceptical about the new version but have since embraced it found it to their liking, or is it still worthwhile delaying its installation especially as it still seems to be getting a lot of updates and fixes?
I held out for 8 or 10 months and continued to use 1.75 due to a cluster of version 2 issues that were reported in the first few months.

I have not had any problems with version 2.xx, but I don't know how you could ever expect 100% assurance that you personally would not have problems--just as with any software. At some point, you take the chance--or not.

I do like the current interface and have no issues with the speed.

I'm not sure how long 1.75 will remain usable, but I think I've seen references to some date?
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23 Apr 2015   #956
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I've been using it from the get go. There were a few initial problems but nothing after that.
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23 Apr 2015   #957
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I too have been using it since it came out. Beyond an update issue with the very first version for me, it's been business as usual for MBAM. A Guy
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24 Apr 2015   #958
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

How come some of you still use the old version? Not convinced the new version is trouble free or more effective ?

Don't know why Mbam would bother coming out with a totally new version if it wasn't better than the old.
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24 Apr 2015   #959
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

One difference is paid version 1 has (batch) command processing, so a person can schedule tasks, etc. as needed/wanted.

They have not yet added command processing in version 2, they say "it will be added in a future build", they have said that for over a year now.
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24 Apr 2015   #960
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I bought a lifetime license a while ago, my version is 2.1.6 1022
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