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Windows 7: MalwareBytes 2.0.1 taking forever to scan

19 Apr 2014   #41
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I don't think it should be necessary after paying for a public release of a product to go to another forum to ask for help. The product should not have been released in the first place.
If a developer can't make the product work as advertised it should be withdrawn and refunds given all round.

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19 Apr 2014   #42

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdvancedSetup View Post

If you wish to run a full scan 10 times a day please be my guest. No one is saying you cannot run one if you want to. I said I find that for myself it's not needed.

Are there issues with the latest version - yes. Are we working on them - Yes. Did you participate in the Beta and voice your opinions then before release - No.

Our forum has probably just a tad more information and support available than here and where I would recommend you actually seek support, but that's up to you as well.

I'm not here to argue either. If you want help come get help - we're certainly willing to help.

Thank you.
If you represent mabm we are in allot of trouble,

Me testing a beta product is not at all my duty it's yours and who ever feels the need to do so,

I'll agree with Andrew,
I have corresponded with mabm via email,
It was un-fruitful to say the least,
They are in denial,
I'm Unwilling to test 2.0
My world-my choice,

Exaggerating the usage of a full scan is not very realistic but is pretty funny,
Once ever week or 2 is not uncommon practice.
Rootkit will be unused for the obvious reasons.
Guenter Poller, Apr 09 05:54 AM:
Dear TrashZone,
Thank you for this information. In this case, I am closing the support ticket #-------
If you have any questions or if you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Malwarebytes Support via
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GŁnter Poller
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19 Apr 2014   #43

Windows 7 Pro x64

Suit yourself - help has been offered. Don't have time monitor topics where users don't really want help.

Best wishes
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19 Apr 2014   #44

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdvancedSetup View Post
Suit yourself - help has been offered. Don't have time monitor topics where users don't really want help.

Best wishes
Well that is a great response
Did you even read the quoted email ?
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19 Apr 2014   #45
Layback Bear

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


I for one plus many many others on this forum have been using and promoting Malwarebytes Anti Malware for years as the best. I still think it's the best. I have been having few of the problems others are having but I do have some problems.
That is probably because their are so many configurations of systems to deal with.
The dispute is coming from Malwarebytes past performance.
Many expect the quality always to be of the highest in the land. We don't expect problems no mater if it is new or not from Malwarebytes.
That is a unrealistic expectation in my opinion.

Things we know.
1. Malwarebytes is new.
2. We all expect the best from Malwarebytes.
3. We all are having problems of some kind with the new Malwarebytes.
4. We expect the problems to be fixed soon.
I for one and I believe many others on this forum will work with you to solve these problems if you so desire. The problem is the expertise that the folks at Malwarebytes is way above my pay grade. I like many others can only report the problems we are having. I know I don't have the knowledge to help with programing such a complicated piece of software.

I have been using the Free version for years and the last couple of years the Professional version on two computers. I intend to keep using the new version awaiting for update repairs after working the bugs out.

I have posted on this forum many times that; if Malwarebytes made a all in one (Anti virus, anti malware, anti spyware, anti rootket,ect.) I would buy it. I base this statement on the previous quality of Malwarebytes and I do expect the quality standards to always be the very best.

If you want to know the problems I perceive I have just ask.
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19 Apr 2014   #46

Windows 7 Pro x64


Please read what I posted. I said that I would help you, not our help desk. Great group of guys but obviously you were not happy with their support. Again, no disrespect but going back and forth here like this is not productive for either of us. Please come to our forum and stop playing and I will personally assist you. I will not be posting back to this topic. [except possibly to assist someone that actually does want help]

Thank you again.
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19 Apr 2014   #47

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

Thanks the log files have already been sent right before the quoted message was returned to me,
Support is support via email or on a public forum I see no difference except privacy,
I fail to see how your going to fix rootkit no offence but I'm happy with for now,
I'll give 2.0 a while the earth will not stop spinning because I'm not on 2.0
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19 Apr 2014   #48

W7 Pro SP1 64bit


Are the issues shown in this post are already known/documented and being worked on?
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19 Apr 2014   #49

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdvancedSetup View Post
No poor attitude at all. There are a few posters here that simply have a mindset that no matter what is said or done will not please them so there is no use in trying. As they say "haters are gonna hate" and you can't change that.

If and when you really want help I'm over on our site and willing to help. If you simply want to continue to complain and not actually ask for real help that's up to you as well. I can only provide advise on where to get help because you're not going to get help like that here due to the restrictions of this site preventing us from helping you at that level.

Wow, I must say the above says it all , I just cannot believe what I am reading , this type of talk is never acceptable and would not be tolerated in most business environments , no way , no how period.

And from someone in a management type position, are you kidding ? There are no haters here , these people have been die hard supporters for many many years and are responsible for countless Mbam customers.

You Sir, need to accept that your new product is a big disappointment and you guys need to do everything possible to make it right and prove that Mbam is still a top notch product and worthy of purchasing .

I am a lifetime license holder and I have recommend Mbam to a ton of people but with this new version I feel ripped off to be honest .
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20 Apr 2014   #50

Windows 7 Pro x64


There have been reported issues with this and due to the complexity of differences between systems I cannot say for sure that it will be corrected in the next build for you but some of our Experts and in my own testing show the scans to be much faster now. Here is a scan I did earlier tonight with an updated build of the program that is not public yet but will be soon. Once it is released and you test it out and do continue to have issue please open a ticket on the forum and I'll be happy to assist you.

In reviewing some of the other posts here on the sevenforums I think the FAQ should help to answer some questions.

Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions

Below is a Threat Scan (used to be called Quick Scan) and I'll go ahead and run a Custom Scan and do the equivalent of a Full Scan and then post back that log so you can see the time taken.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software

Scan Date: 4/19/2014
Scan Time: 10:09:23 PM
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2014.04.20.01
Rootkit Database: v2014.03.27.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: AS

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 259145
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 36 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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