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06 Apr 2014   #261

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok mate I might try this one although I will be watching it as I know that an Australian installed Kaspersky for example like the one I loaded onto a machine I sent my brother in the UK would not work there but it definitely quotes $AUD's.:)
'Tis true that KL licenses have regional filters regarding purchase/activation to prevent piracy and resale in countries at a high price of licenses purchased in another country at a low price. (I am a long-time KIS user.)

AFAIK, there are currently no such regional purchase/activation restrictions for MBAM.

You just want to be sure that you are buying a valid lifetime license from a valid seller, especially if it is a "download only" purchase with no boxed CD.
This is especially true now that lifetime consumer licenses are "at a premium", as resellers move out their remaining stock.


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06 Apr 2014   #262
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonguy30 View Post
Hello. I checked out this new version some days ago (the new 2.0 one) and the interface was just ugly I couldn't stand it. Is there anyway to make it look cleaner? The moment it was finished installing huge popups came from the system tray telling me to "your definitions are not up to date! You should update!!" and a "your computer has never been scanned!" pop-up. Why the huge pop-ups? Why can't there just be a small window telling "you need to update definitions" and "do you want to do a first time scan"? I won't bother scanning as it takes 2 hours (at least in the 1.75 version which I reverted back to). I also heard that the new version's scan is a bit slower than before.

Has anyone tried the new 2.0 version and what was your experience? For now I'm gonna stick to the 1.75 version and just update the definitions.
I sure wouldn't use an ugly interface, that's for sure. IT can't be good if it's ugly. I got the big popups too on initial install, they did scare me.
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06 Apr 2014   #263

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Yeah, they sure are scary, lol. Do the pop-ups nag one all the time or is it one time only or can they be disabled? And can the new UI be changed in any way? I like the v.1.75 UI, it's nice and clean, no clutter. According to the version log posted here they can at least be reduced...
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06 Apr 2014   #264

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Yes, the scary, garish color scheme was the first thing (partially) fixed with the latest build (2.0.1).:)
Notifications and dashboard banners have been toned down, as well.

More fixes (~30 bugs) will be in the next release in a few weeks.
This includes more granular user control of the many notifications and popups.
It's a tough call, as it tends to be a "Goldilocks and Three Bears" issue.

As a long-time user and forum volunteer myself, I share most of your observations.
These new "changes" are not all necessarily improvements, especially cosmetically.
(The GUI layout was probably necessary to accommodate all the new features and options. But the change to the overly obtrusive, "rogue" color scheme was not....)

The team is quite responsive to customer feedback.
In order to make your opinions known to them, you might want to consider posting over at the forum.
There is at least one thread dedicated to "issues" with the new UI.

Just a humble suggestion from a home user unaffiliated with the company,

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06 Apr 2014   #265

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Thanks. But I don't know if I really want to register, I will probably just wait for the next update(s). Btw, what color does the GUI have now? Is it grey/white like it was before?
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06 Apr 2014   #266

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonguy30 View Post
Thanks. But I don't know if I really want to register, I will probably just wait for the next update(s).
Well, they are unlikely to be able to acknowledge or respond to your feedback if they can't "hear" it.
(I'm sure that staff probably peruse these outside forums from time to time, but the best way to be heard is to provide them with the direct feedback they have actively solicited.)
"Squeaky wheel/grease" sort of thing.
It only takes a minute to two to register at the forum.
Entirely up to you.

Btw, what color does the GUI have now? Is it grey/white like it was before?
It's a VERY bright blue with rather bright green and red (now orange) buttons.
Challenging for those with poor eyesight or who are color-blind.
Some like it (probably mostly young folks of the digital generations).
Some don't care for it (mostly old geezers like me, who preferred the frumpy, calm, quiet 1.xx GUI).

You'll find ample screenshots (albeit of the now outdated 2.0.00 GUI) in the user guide:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Help Documentation

Some -- but not all -- of the KB topics and videos have been updated for 2.xx here:

Malwarebytes | Customer Support Center


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06 Apr 2014   #267

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Thanks again, I will check these links out.
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06 Apr 2014   #268

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit

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All of the previous scan types are still there.
They have been renamed (much to the consternation of some us long-time users).

Flash ---> Hyper (available only to paid users of MBAM Premium (formerly PRO), and generally not recommended for routine use (TBH, it was a user request a long while back that has been retained).



A Guy
Dazed and confused, maybe it was the bright colors...Apologies.
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06 Apr 2014   #269

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

No, problem, @scr.
Trust me, the new scan names have flummoxed many folks.
There *was* a rationale (e.g. "Flash" was confusing because it sounded like "Adobe Flash Player, so it was renamed; and the "Custom" scan really does permit the user to customize what is scanned).
Having said that, I am still perplexed by the "Threat" scan -- if *it* scans for threats, what do the other scans look for?????

Speaking of scans, I have seen in this thread a number of users reporting longer scan times, slower scans and "freezes".
Some of this might be "normal".
The new scanning engine in 2.xx is more robust than in 1.xx
Here is a list of other factors that also contribute to scan times:

[quote name="AdvancedSetup" post="811422" timestamp="1396315975"]
Time taken is due to a many factors some which can be dealt with and others not as easily.

Size of disk
Disk type
Disk speed
Disk caching
CPU speed
Controller type and speed
Operating System used
Amount of files
Amount of folders
Amount of archived files such as zip, rar, sfx, etc.
Rootkit scan or not
PUM/PUP scans
Other security programs running at the same time that may potentially be monitoring all file accesses by any other process.
Drive integrity - if a drive is failing it can take a long time to ignore and bypass sectors on a disk or simply fail period and hang the scan.
Other ongoing disk I/O processes
System being infected can also affect speed of scans
In particular, archive scanning (which has been around since version 1.75) and the new anti-rootkit (ARK) scanning will both increase scan times.
Disabling ARK scanning might improve your scan times.
EDIT: Also, ARK scanning on encrypted drives (BitLocker, TrueCrypt, SecureDoc, etc) is not supported; so this could cause an error message or scan failure.

However, if users are experiencing serious performance problems, then I would respectfully reiterate the suggestion to post over at their support forum.
No amount of in-house beta testing can replace usage in the wild in a range of real-world environments.
So reporting of any issues will help the team to sort out any problems, squash bugs, & improve performance.

Just a humble suggestion,

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06 Apr 2014   #270

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

Well this morning my new Malwarebytes doing a custom scan stuck and was still stuck after reboot, disabled via msconfig reboot and now its back to normal, I hope bug fixes are on there way.
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