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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

10 May 2017   #1301
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It installs fine over the top of the last beta.


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13 May 2017   #1302
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I've been so busy not been here a few days. This one actually updated through the program. A Guy
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01 Jun 2017   #1303
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

New component update package for Malwarebytes 3.1 -- 1.0.139. See first post for more details.
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07 Jun 2017   #1304
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

New component update package for Malwarebytes 3.1 -- 1.0.141. See first post for more details.
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13 Jun 2017   #1305
LaurieD227

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

So, I'm late to the party. I was updating my free Malwarebytes software, and what I wound up with was the V3x Premium free trial. Figured I had made a mistake, went looking for the download for the free version, found a lot of information about issues with V3x. Uninstalled V3x.

In this thread, it sounds like a couple of folks are using V3x now with no issues while others have given up on the product - or will when the support for V2x ends.

What I'm trying to figure out is this: at this point, should I risk re-installing the current 3x version of Malwarebytes on my Win7 machine, let the premium trial period expire and let it revert to whatever free version they now support? I can't afford to deal with crashes and blue screens of death and so forth. (I currently have a paid Norton subscription running all the time, and I use the free Malwarebytes software to scan my machine periodically as an added precaution.)

Advice, anyone?
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13 Jun 2017   #1306
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227 View Post
So, I'm late to the party. I was updating my free Malwarebytes software, and what I wound up with was the V3x Premium free trial. Figured I had made a mistake, went looking for the download for the free version, found a lot of information about issues with V3x. Uninstalled V3x.

In this thread, it sounds like a couple of folks are using V3x now with no issues while others have given up on the product - or will when the support for V2x ends.

What I'm trying to figure out is this: at this point, should I risk re-installing the current 3x version of Malwarebytes on my Win7 machine, let the premium trial period expire and let it revert to whatever free version they now support? I can't afford to deal with crashes and blue screens of death and so forth. (I currently have a paid Norton subscription running all the time, and I use the free Malwarebytes software to scan my machine periodically as an added precaution.)

Advice, anyone?
Like you I only use MBAM Free 2.x for periodic (twice weekly in my case) manual scans as a complementary measure in addition to my regular AV program providing constant protection (in my case it's MSE).

I've seen various concerns over MBAM 3.x and am not particularly liking the way that Malwarebytes are buying up all the complementary products and incorporating them into a "One size fits all" product. Where security is concerned, I have an aversion to putting all my eggs in one basket, as it were.

I currently propose to continue with MBAM Free 2.x for as long as it is supported with definition updates, withdrawal of other support in terms of adding new features etc doesn't concern me so long as the definitions are maintained. On the other hand, I'm also willing to see the arguments for and against MBAM Free 3.x before making any final decision.

I also use MBAE which is proving rather flaky these days as it goes through periods of not always booting up when the computer is switched on and this has been raised on several occasions on their forum without any real recognition or solution. It all leads me to wonder whether Malwarebytes hasn't lost its way at some point in the last year or two, and I may well end up looking at other products altogether.
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13 Jun 2017   #1307
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I believe MBAM 2.x has already reached it's end of life and is no longer receiving definition updates.
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13 Jun 2017   #1308
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227 View Post
In this thread, it sounds like a couple of folks are using V3x now with no issues while others have given up on the product - or will when the support for V2x ends.

What I'm trying to figure out is this: at this point, should I risk re-installing the current 3x version of Malwarebytes on my Win7 machine, let the premium trial period expire and let it revert to whatever free version they now support? I can't afford to deal with crashes and blue screens of death and so forth.
I've been using v3 since the earliest betas and I never had a blue screen. All of the bugs I experienced had to do with the functioning of features and did not cause system instability. I have v3 installed on four systems and all of the features work reliably for me in the latest version.
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13 Jun 2017   #1309
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

V3 works for me. Only the occasional module doesn't start, likely not in the free version anyway. A Guy
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14 Jun 2017   #1310
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Shortly after I downgraded to V3, the Malware Protection module refused to start after a reboot until I closed MBAM and restarted it. I increased the interval between the bad starts by delaying the tray application at start up by 30 seconds. The last update was supposed to fix that (dreamers).
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