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Windows 7: MalwareBytes Takes a long time to do a Quick Scan

20 Jan 2018   #1
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
MalwareBytes Takes a long time to do a Quick Scan

Not quick in my opinion. Admittedly I have a very old version (1.75.0.1300), but that is the last version that worked on my system (Windows 7 - 64 bit; subsequent versions would freeze).

It used to take only a few minutes to do a quick scan (which I do once a week), but lately it has kept increasing until now it takes almost 20 minutes to scan about 22000 file system objects.

Is this normal?


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20 Jan 2018   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Seems Excessive

It seems excessive to me.
Maybe your install has been corrupted.

I'm using MBAM Free v3.
Note:
I have an SSD.

Here are my results:
MalwareBytes Takes a long time to do a Quick Scan-mbam-free-quick-scan-results.png
Initially I had problems with MBAM Free v3, but they eventually fixed whatever was responsible.
I used the MBAM Uninstall tool and then reinstalled MBAM.

See this thread for details:
MBAM 3 Totally Useless Now


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21 Jan 2018   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

Whats more important is why you cant update MWB, im running V3 as well.
Do as Letherus did uninstall/reinstall.

On a further note your running Ultimate x64 but with the minimum RAM, and ddr2 is old
I cant understand why the refurber didnt install 32bit W7, did he supply back-up discs.

Do all your other programs work OK?

Roy
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21 Jan 2018   #4
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

On a further note your running Ultimate x64 but with the minimum RAM, and ddr2 is old
I cant understand why the refurber didnt install 32bit W7, did he supply back-up discs.

Do all your other programs work OK?

Roy
I can't answer for the company that I bought the refurb from. I got what I got with it for $425 six years ago. I had brought in my old system running Windows XP and they said they couldn't fix it, but they had several "used" units for sale. I can only speculate that they wiped the drive of an old computer, left the old hardware in it and installed Windows 7.

As far as other programs -they seem to work okay. The quick scan with MSE takes a little over 2 minutes. The MBAM seems to get "hung up" on certain files.
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