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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

25 Mar 2014   #121

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I just ran a custom scan of C with and then without scanning for rootkits. The rootkit scan requires checking a checkbox and just about doubled the total scan time--24 minutes without and 46 minutes with.

It seems to operate OK, but the new interface doesn't particularly appeal to me.

The new subscription model of $24.95 per year definitely wouldn't appeal to me, but I'm exempt due to having the lifetime license of the old "Pro" product. I'm not sure I'd pay $25 a year, being the tightwad that I am.

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25 Mar 2014   #122

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

Thanks for the info about the new MBAM-Clean utility and User Guide Jim.
Much appreciated.
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25 Mar 2014   #123

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Thanks for the info about the new MBAM-Clean utility and User Guide Jim.
Much appreciated.
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25 Mar 2014   #124
Layback Bear

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

Well I like the new Malwarebytes because it does more.
It will take a little getting use to like most things except W8. I can't drink enough to use to W8.
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25 Mar 2014   #125

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

I have always had a great respect for Malwarebytes, I started using it when Comodo BoClean ended as a single application a few years ago, I do prefer the new UI although it does look a bit kiddish and to big (you can resize via dragging but at its smallest its still looks big on a W/S Monitor) but then we are not looking at the UI all day so all in all Malwarebytes is still my No1 second opinion :)

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25 Mar 2014   #126

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

Seems all the scans are pretty quick ?
I'll have to monitor a bit,
Threat scan 8 minutes
Hyper scan 3 minutes
Even with rootkit checked it was only 11 minutes ?
I've never been a fan of the quick scanner especially if MABM was already installed and never minded the full scan which seems to be a bit Un-named at this point and it was pretty clear cut in the previous version = quick scan Full scan,
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26 Mar 2014   #127

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

This might help out someone (me)

Quick Scan --> Threat Scan
We want this to be the primary scan that users choose because in almost all cases in catches all malware that a "Full Scan" would in less time. It scans for threats in all of the locations that malware likes to hide on your system, and ignoring places that it doesn't.

Flash Scan --> Hyper Scan
This was renamed because with the word "flash", it can be implied that this scan will search flash memory devices such as flash drives/thumbsticks, which it does not. This type of scan primarily searches for malicious processes that are currently running in memory. Because it takes less time to perform than a Threat Scan, we decided that "Hyper Scan" would be appropriate.

Full Scan --> Custom Scan
A custom scan can be used to perform a full scan, that is, scanning every file and folder on every drive connected to the system. However, that's not its only function. The user can also simply select a few specific directories that s/he's concerned about instead of simply scanning everything. We've redefined this type of scan to account for this use.
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26 Mar 2014   #128

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

Thanks that does help :)

Although has anyone minimized the scanner during a scan ?
Darn thing disappears from the taskbar
That's not how it used to function it pretty much acted like any program minimized until the scanner finished and popped up the scan results ?
Very weird to me but must be a win-8 quirk that minimizes to the desktop shortcut ?
Where would it minimize it the desktop shortcut was removed
More testing needed.
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26 Mar 2014   #129

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Yeah, I noticed the disappearance thing on Win 7 also. I was expecting it to be on the taskbar, but I had to go into the system tray and poke the icon there to get it back to full screen.

Don't know, but I'd have to assume that is a deliberate decision, not a bug.
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26 Mar 2014   #130

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

Ha Thanks I didn't even think about the system tray or action center
At least it's happening to someone else
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