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12 Jan 2016   #1081

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdvancedSetup View Post
If there is a specific question that I can answer please let me know and if I know or it's not proprietary information I'll do my best to answer you.
Ron, did Malwarebytes change the license terms for the MBAM Pro lifetime licenses for dual-boot PC's ?
tyia for any reply/explanation/comment.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Each "PC" is actually an Operating System, either on a physical machine (the most common scenario for most, basic home users, hence the use of "PC" terminology), or on a dual-boot, or a VM.
In other words, each OS for a dual boot requires its own activation.
The each OS for a dual boot requires its own activation has a date of Jun 23 2015.

Several people have asked about dual-boot licenses before Jun 23 2015 and from what i have seen the answer was always a single license can be used on all OS's on the same PC.

Here are a few links and screen prints i found about this.

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12 Jan 2016   #1082

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Hi, @DavidE:

Until @AdvancedSetup returns....

As per these KB articles and according to the MBAM Senior Technical Product Manager, the current policy clarifies the use of MBAM on systems with multiple OSs, including VMs:

How many computers may I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on?

Can I install the license on a system with multiple operating systems on it?

As was previously explained, each system/OS requires its own activation, whether physical machine, dual-boot or VM.

EDIT: The old "nomenclature" of "1-PC" and "up to 3 PCs" still applies for the overwhelming majority of home users of personal computers for whom the Consumer version is intended. For these users, 1 OS and 1 PC and 1 physical machine are the same thing. The confusion has arisen largely for the few users who dual-boot and/or use VMs. So it might be helpful to think of a 1-PC license as a "1 system" license. At least that's how it was explained to me.

These decisions are made by Malwarebytes management, not by @AdvancedSetup, not by @bdubrow and certainly not by me (so please, do not shoot the messengers).

If you have questions or concerns about the policy or its enforcement, then I respectfully suggest either directly contacting the MBAM Senior Technical Product Manager, @budrow, or directly contacting the Help Desk HERE.
They will be best able to address your issues and to forward them to the appropriate staff members, as needed.

Thank you,
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13 Jan 2016   #1083

Windows 7 Pro x64

Previously we did not specifically say in the EULA that one could or could not use on a VM or Dual Boot system. The exact date of the change/update to the current EULA I'm not sure without doing some research. We were also not using live activation of the product back then as we are now days.

Thank you
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13 Jan 2016   #1084

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Thank you Ron.
I'd appreciate hearing back what you find with your research.
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17 Feb 2016   #1085

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

Google’s research team recently uncovered a huge security hole in a free security software program that you have probably heard of, Malwarebytes. Reasearcher, Travis Ormandy took note of the program getting its virus definition updates over an unencrypted Internet connection. So what does this mean? Essentially, hackers can trick the program into ignoring certain malicious files, or could secretly place their code into the program.

Malwarebytes is currently addressing the issue; however they did report it will take three to four weeks to fully resolve the problem. Until the issue is fully resolved, it is encourage users implement the “self-protection” setting. With the news of these security flaws, Malwarebytes is creating an internal “bug bounty” program. This program is designed to help identify security issues, in hopes to address any flaws in a more timely manner.
Source: Free Software Has Major Security Flaws
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17 Feb 2016   #1086

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep that was news 1 week ago
Bill posts so many articles it's easily missed soon :)
Malwarebytes Updates Unsigned
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17 Feb 2016   #1087

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Yes, the Malwarebytes CEO blog post about it on Feb 1 is here: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Vulnerability Disclosure

A new build is in the works, but I do not know the ETA.
You may wish to follow them on social media or to sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of their main page or watch the forums.

>>Quick note: The Self-Protection module is disabled by default. If you do enable it (Dashboard > Settings > Advanced Settings), please be aware that doing so -- by design -- will prevent certain tasks:

The program Self Protection will prevent renaming, moving, or deleting any files related to the program including shortcuts on the Desktop. If you wish to move or rename a shortcut or uninstall the program or run the MBAM Clean Removal Process then you need to first disable the Self Protection module. From Settings -> Advanced Settings -> uncheck the "Enable self-protection module" and close the program. It can also prevent or hinder installation of other Malwarebytes products so make sure to disable the Protection Module before installing other Malwarebytes programs.
More info about the SP module: What is the self-protection module and why should I enable it?

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18 Mar 2016   #1088

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

New WHQL version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware released. See first post for more details. :)
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24 Mar 2016   #1089

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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24 Mar 2016   #1090

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
New icon
Makes it look evil.
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