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Windows 7: Malwarebytes

14 May 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Malwarebytes

I have the pro (registered) version of Malwarebytes installed, and it seems to be doing some odd things. First, I have been having some problems downloading videos with GetFLV of late, and while working with it last night, MBAM popped a window saying that it had blocked GetFLV from connecting with a particular IP address belonging to Hulu.

I exited MBAM from the system tray, and have left it off for the time being, yet moments ago, for no apparent reason, Windows signaled a disconnected device, and began searching for and loading drivers for my printer.

This has never happened before, so when I noticed the high CPU usage, I moused over Process Explorer, and the dominant process activity came from MBAM, which is curious, because it wasn't listed among the processes on the Task Manager.

I'm trying to figure out what is going on, but don't have a clue at the moment...does anyone else?

EDIT: I just checked in services to find that there is a malwarebytes service, which is started, but all of the buttons are grayed out, and regardless of whether I set it to auto, manual or disabled, it continues to run. It seems to have a mind of it's own.


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14 May 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Maybe it's just a quirk of mine but I never use an "on all the time, real time" shield, av program, etc.. I just find they interfere with the normal operation of the PC. I use malwarebytes for manual scans all the time. For protecting an app while it's running I use Sandboxie. But even then only on occasion. I rely more on multiple image backups.

There are free image backup programs out there. A couple of external USB drives or bare drives in USB docking stations are a good investment. At some point you have to let the machine work unless you're doing nothing but word processing and emails.
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14 May 2011   #3
Athene

 

Hi seekermeister,

Have you posted to the Malwarebytes forum? I think some of the program developers post over there, and they might know what's going on
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14 May 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No, I haven't posted anywhere except here, but at this point, it is no longer necessary, because I just uninstalled it. I shall reinstall it, but only as a freeware program, so that it no longer will create a service. It is a shame that after paying for a license, that I can't use it, I should have saved my money.

Uninstalling it didn't solve the problem with GetFLV, but it may have solved a problem I was having with the OS hanging at the logout screen, I will have to wait until I have restarted a few more times to know. In any case, I don't want any program that I can't control myself, and there is no excuse for it to have a service that can't be stopped or disabled.
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