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10 Dec 2016   #1141
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks MM, I appreciate all your comments and advice.

As you say, it's all moot if we're going to be forced off 1.75/2 soon anyway. I certainly don't want to buy a licence and not get much use from it if I then decide not to go with version 3 and don't have a practical option to stay with version 2.

While I continue with the free version and therefore manual-only scans, I shall continue to check the Malwarebytes forum before each scan just to check that there are no possible false positives being reported that are likely to affect me. I got into that habit after the last major issue which fortunately didn't affect me, and I think the recent issue related to business users and a different version altogether.

The previous discussion was here, I know that because I contributed to it and I'm not registered at Malwarebytes. I think it was a discussion @AdvancedSetup also contributed to, I guess I can search my own post history for it if necessary but I'm happy to see how things go with my current arrangements while also seeing how things pan out with the version 3 beta.


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10 Dec 2016   #1142
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

You don't have to register at their forum to search for either members or their content.
I am pretty certain you will find content about that there, dating back to around March 2014 and thereafter.

Alas, you missed the opportunity to upgrade to Premium at the old price of $24.95.
The new product, which includes both anti-exploit and anti-ransomware features, is now $39.99 per PC.
Thankfully, however, they seem to have preserved (for now) their small discount for multiple licenses purchased at the same transaction.
If you ever change your mind and decide to upgrade, be very careful purchasing your license anywhere but from the official Malwarebytes online store.
If past history is any example, crooks will try to capitalize on customers looking for a "bargain".
This happened more times than I can remember.

Over and out.

MM
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10 Dec 2016   #1143
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

You don't have to register at their forum to search for either members or their content.
I am pretty certain you will find content about that there, dating back to around March 2014 and thereafter.

Alas, you missed the opportunity to upgrade to Premium at the old price of $24.95.
The new product, which includes both anti-exploit and anti-ransomware features, is now $39.99 per PC.
Thankfully, however, they seem to have preserved (for now) their small discount for multiple licenses purchased at the same transaction.
If you ever change your mind and decide to upgrade, be very careful purchasing your license anywhere but from the official Malwarebytes online store.
If past history is any example, crooks will try to capitalize on customers looking for a "bargain".
This happened more times than I can remember.

Over and out.

MM
I realise you don't have to be registered to search etc at their forum, my point was that the discussion I recall was one I contributed to and would have been here because I'm not registered to post there.

The increase in cost at Malwarebytes is unfortunate, and with two computers with a varied amount of usage the overall cost is likely to be pretty off-putting for a pensioner like me! Shame they aren't talking about a reduced charge per computer to cover multiple machines, that used to be pretty standard in the industry in the days when I paid for my protection. I'm not wholly averse to paying now, but I stopped paying because I found the more features I got through paying, the more the machines slowed down.

The financial changes, plus the abrupt end of the beta for version 3 when they've barely scratched the surface of the reported issues, and the immediate abandonment of the other cheaper versions makes me seriously wonder whether there's more to this than first meets the eye. I'll stick as I am and see what transpires. Meanwhile, thanks for all your advice, and best regards.
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10 Dec 2016   #1144
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=Seffrid;3303128]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post

The increase in cost at Malwarebytes is unfortunate, and with two computers with a varied amount of usage the overall cost is likely to be pretty off-putting for a pensioner like me!
Yes, it is high.
I cannot defend it.
Their justification is the inclusion of 2 new technologies (and the cost to R&D and support them).
They likewise justify it with their assertions that version 3 is a satisfactory "AV replacement".
So, while they insist in an as yet unproved and contradictory manner that one can run it side-by-side with a real, paid AV, it does seem as if they are forcing users to choose one or the other, if for no other reason than cost.
Even those users who can afford to buy both may not be willing to do so.

Alas, if you had purchased a lifetime license before March 2014, you would have been all set.
At least for now, they continue to honor their lifetime licenses, even for the MB3 upgrade.

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Shame they aren't talking about a reduced charge per computer to cover multiple machines, that used to be pretty standard in the industry in the days when I paid for my protection.
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Thankfully, however, they seem to have preserved (for now) their small discount for multiple licenses purchased at the same transaction.
I just checked their online store.
The discount to purchase multiple licenses at the same transaction seems to be in place for now.
If change the number of licenses being purchased from the default of "1", it will recaculate the purchase price to provide the discount.
And there is a 2-year subscription option, to lock in the current price.

Again, I do not defend or endorse any of this. I am merely passing along information.

MM
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10 Dec 2016   #1145
z3r010

 

They are taking a little bit of a liberty by charging £39 ($49) for it in the UK.
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10 Dec 2016   #1146
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No one having problems with this release?

My hats off to you!
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10 Dec 2016   #1147
Frogpond51

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

Ummm, version 1.75 has not been supported for a long time.
It may still be getting database updates, but I'm not sure.

Version 2.x has been out since March 2014.
It runs on everything from XP to 10.

I highly encourage you to upgrade to 2.2.1.1043, rather than staying with 1.75.
2.2.1.1043 is stable and much more capable than 1.75.
You are far less protected with 1.75 than you would be with 2.2.1.1043.
And, if 1.75 is not receiving updates any longer, the risk of both F/Ps and F/Ns increases substantially.
It would be unhelpful to run 1.75 without current databases.

Alas, in part of the strong-arm tactics to force users to upgrade to MB3, it seems they are no longer offering the installer for 2.2.1.1043 at the MBAM product page or anywhere on the main site.
Perhaps there is a hidden link tucked away somewhere.
As of this moment, it's still available at bleepingcomputer and probably at other 3rd-party sites, such as filehippo or majorgeeks.
I would be VERY careful getting it anywhere else (including cnet), as the file may come with unwanted PUPs or worse....

Cheers,
MM
I may have found a hidden link on official site here...
Malwarebytes |

How do I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malwa...

Accidentally came across looking for support. There is a blue "here" hyperlink under the video screen in the page that downloaded MBAM v. 2.2.1.1043
See snips below.

HTH

Cheers,
Froggy


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10 Dec 2016   #1148
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
I tried my best to explain that the protection has MUCH more to do than "database" updates.
The scanning engines, heuristics and other features "under the hood" for version 2 are much more robust than in version 1.75. (I used to have a list of all the performance/stability/security enhancements for 2 vs. 1, but TBH, it's been such a long time since v1 was replaced, I cannot find it.)
For one thing, anti-rootkit scanning is BUILT-IN to version 2, making it unnecessary to run MBAR-BETA (Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA) as a standalone. (MBAR-BETA is not intended for casual DIY use by home users without expert guidance -- see disclaimer HERE.)

The point is that 1.75 may still be getting "database" updates for a little while longer.
But that does not mean it is providing good protection or cleanup capability.
The version 2 program itself -- in terms of its scanning engines, anti-rootkit, heuristics and many other features -- provides better protection & cleanup than version 1.75.
I've never had a problem with MBAR -Beta. I don't see what the "expert guidance" is about.
So what is the best suggestion 1) use a V2 install or 2) Install V3? Will V3 attempt real time scanning for the 14 day trial period and clash with my Norton real time scanning? Both 2 & 3 don't seem to have the quick scan option anymore.

Add:
I installed V3 and turned off real time scanning so it doesn't conflict with Norton. Also 2 real time scanning can apparently slow down your PC. When the trial period is over I'm hoping MBAM will still perform the non real time scanning operation.
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10 Dec 2016   #1149
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My weekly full scan with MBAM 2 flagged Auslogics defrag (I still defrag my data HDD). Going to try 3 now that I just made my weekly images. A Guy
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10 Dec 2016   #1150
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
My weekly full scan with MBAM 2 flagged Auslogics defrag (I still defrag my data HDD). Going to try 3 now that I just made my weekly images. A Guy
My V1.75 did the same thing but wasn't a problem since I haven't used Auslogics defrag for a long time.
When you try V3 let us know what you think.

I don't defrag SSDs obviously and let Windows defrag the HDDs.
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