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Windows 7: MBAM 3 Totally Useless Now

24 Jun 2017   #31
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I also don't know what (24/7) has to do with the new version.

I use the 3.1 version and have no problems. My system never run 24/7.

Please explain.

Jack
I'm running MBAM v3.1.2.xxxx (Free) now.

MBAM v2.x.x.xxxx (Free) didn't require this:
MBAM 3 Totally Useless Now-mbam-service.png
Lots of software that used to work "properly", now apparently need to run 24/7 services or it doesn't run correctly.

Obviously real time protection/scanning does need a 24/7 service.
Apart from that, the only real reasons I can see for most of these services is:
  • IP theft
  • As a prelude to Cloud only versions

The more of this junk that is running on a system, the more vulnerable that system becomes.

It also makes it more difficult to notice suspicious processes.




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24 Jun 2017   #32
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It seems that Malwarebytes might be causing a lot more problems than we realise. I had replied to Post earlier concerning Drag & Drop failing to hold the Drag, which I thought may have been a mouse problem. The OP has replied & the problem disappeared after he uninstalled Malwarebytes & installed a earlier version.

Below is what I posted back to the OP in that thread concerning Malwarebytes.

"It's interesting that you found that Malwarebytes was really the problem. I was having odd problems with my computer like Windows Updates frequently failing, Windows Explorer crashing occasionally for no reason & a general slowdown of the system even with an SSD, so I uninstalled Malwarebytes & all the problems have disappeared."

In fact the computer runs so much better that I am very reluctant to install Malwarebytes again, even though I was using the free version.
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25 Jun 2017   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't use the Free version, so I really don't know how it reacts to anything.

Why would one expect not to see Malwarebytes exe. in Task Manager/Processes. If Malwarebytes is active that is normal I believe.

Jack
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25 Jun 2017   #34
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

FWIW, I've been having the same and more problems on my 7 and 10 machines. I decided to keep 2.1.1.1043 for as long as possible since it's still getting regular database updates. Just as a reminder, if you don't want to get updated to v3.X.X make sure you leave the update option "Check for program updates..." unchecked. This should prevent an involuntary program update at least for now.

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25 Jun 2017   #35
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
FWIW, I've been having the same and more problems on my 7 and 10 machines. I decided to keep 2.1.1.1043 for as long as possible since it's still getting regular database updates. Just as a reminder, if you don't want to get updated to v3.X.X make sure you leave the update option "Check for program updates..." unchecked. This should prevent an involuntary program update at least for now.

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Check that setting frequently. Mine got unchecked by itself a while back and I had to put up with upgrade notices until I decided to pull the trigger and upgrade (more like downgrade) because there are no longer any guarantees that 2.x will continue to get database updates.
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25 Jun 2017   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
2.2.1.1043 I would expect to see the mbam service and scheduler services running as well as the tray application running too if that points to the action center icon showing it is on and running otherwise mbam would be useless to have around
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