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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

22 Dec 2016   #1181
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote:
Here are some of the criteria we use:
  • obtrusive, misleading, or deceptive advertising, branding, or search practices
  • excessive or deceptive distribution, affiliate or opt-out bundling practices
  • aggressive or deceptive behavior especially surrounding purchasing or licensing
  • unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive, illegitimate, or deceptive modifications of system settings or configuration (including browser settings and toolbars)
  • difficulty uninstalling or removing the software
  • predominantly negative feedback or ratings from the user community
  • diminishes user experience
  • other practices generally accepted as riskware, scareware, adware, greyware, or otherwise commonly unwanted software by the user community
Hi,
Sounds like mbam will have a lot of fun with win-10 :)


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22 Dec 2016   #1182
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote:
Here are some of the criteria we use:
  • obtrusive, misleading, or deceptive advertising, branding, or search practices
  • excessive or deceptive distribution, affiliate or opt-out bundling practices
  • aggressive or deceptive behavior especially surrounding purchasing or licensing
  • unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive, illegitimate, or deceptive modifications of system settings or configuration (including browser settings and toolbars)
  • difficulty uninstalling or removing the software
  • predominantly negative feedback or ratings from the user community
  • diminishes user experience
  • other practices generally accepted as riskware, scareware, adware, greyware, or otherwise commonly unwanted software by the user community
Hi,
Sounds like mbam will have a lot of fun with win-10 :)

MB3 is incompatible with Edge ATM.
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22 Dec 2016   #1183
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not at all surprising it would be a tad confused with the list posted in 10
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22 Dec 2016   #1184
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Looking at the statements from malware bytes it looks as though they've appointed themselves guardians of the world, No thank you - they have no right to tell anyone, anything, hopefully they will learn this quickly and survive as the company they were - As it is I will never recommend malwarebytes 3 to anyone, and have stopped using my valid licence and taken my business elsewhere
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22 Dec 2016   #1185
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I thought Microsoft was the new guardian of the world :)
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22 Dec 2016   #1186
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Well this is discouraging, especially after using Malwarebytes Pro/Premium for many years. Windows 7 laptop (fully updated) froze about ten minutes into the installation of 3.0.5. When I checked the registry I found about 20 new Malwarebytes entries. Rather than edit the registry to clean things up I just used a system image and went back to 2.2.1.1043. Everything is working fine.

Tried installing 3.0.5 on my Windows 10 v1607. The install apparently worked but Malwarebytes did something to their coding and it's much more aggressive in removing what THEY consider to be PUPs.

Quote:
Several years ago, I blogged that we would be increasing how aggressive we would be in detecting Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and our fantastic malware intelligence and research teams have delivered on that promise. Last year, we removed approximately 500 million traces of PUPs per month!

In response, a lot of the PUP developers are making efforts to circumvent our criteria and continue distributing their damaging software to users. This is why we are getting even more critical about what we call a PUP, and what we are going to be detecting and removing from user systems.
Source: Malwarebytes gets tougher on PUPs | Malwarebytes Labs

Malwarebyes also decided to change their criteria on what constitutes a PUP.

Quote:
Here are some of the criteria we use:

  • obtrusive, misleading, or deceptive advertising, branding, or search practices
  • excessive or deceptive distribution, affiliate or opt-out bundling practices
  • aggressive or deceptive behavior especially surrounding purchasing or licensing
  • unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive, illegitimate, or deceptive modifications of system settings or configuration (including browser settings and toolbars)
  • difficulty uninstalling or removing the software
  • predominantly negative feedback or ratings from the user community
  • diminishes user experience
  • other practices generally accepted as riskware, scareware, adware, greyware, or otherwise commonly unwanted software by the user community
Source: Malwarebytes | PUP Reconsideration Information & Request Form

I have to ask, who made Malwarebytes king. Especially since it now flags and removed my ESET Online Scanner, SUPERAntispyware, and Sophos Virus Removal Tool; all of which have worked flawlessly side by side with 2.2.1.1023 as additional on-demand scanners. Once again a system image saved the day.

It's almost as though Malwarebytes is trying to be king of the hill. If any competitor tries to plant their own flag next to Malwarebyes, MB will just destroy the flag and push the participants off the hill. Not cool IMHO.
MBAM is already too aggressive with PUPs. I have to run a custom scan every time to keep it from deleting program installation files with Open Candy.
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22 Dec 2016   #1187
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Well this is discouraging, especially after using Malwarebytes Pro/Premium for many years. Windows 7 laptop (fully updated) froze about ten minutes into the installation of 3.0.5. When I checked the registry I found about 20 new Malwarebytes entries. Rather than edit the registry to clean things up I just used a system image and went back to 2.2.1.1043. Everything is working fine.

Tried installing 3.0.5 on my Windows 10 v1607. The install apparently worked but Malwarebytes did something to their coding and it's much more aggressive in removing what THEY consider to be PUPs.

Quote:
Several years ago, I blogged that we would be increasing how aggressive we would be in detecting Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and our fantastic malware intelligence and research teams have delivered on that promise. Last year, we removed approximately 500 million traces of PUPs per month!

In response, a lot of the PUP developers are making efforts to circumvent our criteria and continue distributing their damaging software to users. This is why we are getting even more critical about what we call a PUP, and what we are going to be detecting and removing from user systems.
Source: Malwarebytes gets tougher on PUPs | Malwarebytes Labs

Malwarebyes also decided to change their criteria on what constitutes a PUP.

Quote:
Here are some of the criteria we use:

  • obtrusive, misleading, or deceptive advertising, branding, or search practices
  • excessive or deceptive distribution, affiliate or opt-out bundling practices
  • aggressive or deceptive behavior especially surrounding purchasing or licensing
  • unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive, illegitimate, or deceptive modifications of system settings or configuration (including browser settings and toolbars)
  • difficulty uninstalling or removing the software
  • predominantly negative feedback or ratings from the user community
  • diminishes user experience
  • other practices generally accepted as riskware, scareware, adware, greyware, or otherwise commonly unwanted software by the user community
Source: Malwarebytes | PUP Reconsideration Information & Request Form

I have to ask, who made Malwarebytes king. Especially since it now flags and removed my ESET Online Scanner, SUPERAntispyware, and Sophos Virus Removal Tool; all of which have worked flawlessly side by side with 2.2.1.1023 as additional on-demand scanners. Once again a system image saved the day.

It's almost as though Malwarebytes is trying to be king of the hill. If any competitor tries to plant their own flag next to Malwarebyes, MB will just destroy the flag and push the participants off the hill. Not cool IMHO.
MBAM is already too aggressive with PUPs. I have to run a custom scan every time to keep it from deleting program installation files with Open Candy.
Do what i do. Keep all your install files in one folder and set an exclusion on it.
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22 Dec 2016   #1188
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly, I have an entire drive excluded :)
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22 Dec 2016   #1189
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I will just wait until Malwarebytes gets 3.0 dialed in. Until then V 2.2.1.1043 will do just fine on my systems.

Jack
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22 Dec 2016   #1190
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I will just wait until Malwarebytes gets 3.0 dialed in. Until then V 2.2.1.1043 will do just fine on my systems.

Jack
If not mistaken, 2.2.1.1043 end-of-life is in June of next year. Unless a user has a life-time subscription, renewing anytime prior to that EOL date might be a waste of money if MBAM 3.0 doesn't get the bugs worked out. You could be stuck with the premium version that continues to causes conflicts on your machine.
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