A Windows XP help forum. PCbanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » PCbanter forum » Microsoft Windows 7 » Windows 7 Forum
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Malwarebytes problem?



 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #16  
Old December 6th 17, 12:54 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/5/2017 1:31 PM, VanguardLH wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:

Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the point
where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version of
the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I wanted
it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is that today
I got a message from the program that I had three more days of the trial
version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?


Go into its config and disable all the real-time features. Then it
behave like when it cripples itself when the trial expires to the free
version. There is no longer a free-only version. They deliver only a
trial version. That means its real-time features are active and can
conflict with other security software unless you configure it away from
its install-time defaults by disabling all the real-time features. You
can only get the trial version. Instead of waiting for it to cripple
itself when the trial period expires, just go ahead and disable all
those payware features so it becomes an on-demand second opinion scanner
again.

In wanted their Anti-Ransomware (MBAR) product more than their free
Anti-Malware (MBAM) product. MBAM was used only as a second opinion
on-demand scanner - so only for sporadic checkups or when something
seemed amiss. MBAR comes bundled in their *paid* MBAM product but not
in the free version (and the trial version will disable MBAR when the
trial expires and the product cripples itself). I am not allowed to
install both MBAR (only beta is available to non-paying users) and MBAM
the latter of which bitches that it is incompatible with MBAR (as a
separate product). So I had to pick one. Since free MBAM was just an
occasional on-demand second opinion scanner, it was less important than
on-access always-on MBAR.


Thank you, VanguardLH. Is it possible to install and earlier free
version of MBAM and then simply not update the program itself?

--
Jo-Anne
Ads
  #17  
Old December 6th 17, 01:13 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8,830
Default Malwarebytes problem?

Jo-Anne wrote:

On 12/5/2017 1:31 PM, VanguardLH wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:

Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the point
where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version of
the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I wanted
it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is that today
I got a message from the program that I had three more days of the trial
version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?


Go into its config and disable all the real-time features. Then it
behave like when it cripples itself when the trial expires to the free
version. There is no longer a free-only version. They deliver only a
trial version. That means its real-time features are active and can
conflict with other security software unless you configure it away from
its install-time defaults by disabling all the real-time features. You
can only get the trial version. Instead of waiting for it to cripple
itself when the trial period expires, just go ahead and disable all
those payware features so it becomes an on-demand second opinion scanner
again.

In wanted their Anti-Ransomware (MBAR) product more than their free
Anti-Malware (MBAM) product. MBAM was used only as a second opinion
on-demand scanner - so only for sporadic checkups or when something
seemed amiss. MBAR comes bundled in their *paid* MBAM product but not
in the free version (and the trial version will disable MBAR when the
trial expires and the product cripples itself). I am not allowed to
install both MBAR (only beta is available to non-paying users) and MBAM
the latter of which bitches that it is incompatible with MBAR (as a
separate product). So I had to pick one. Since free MBAM was just an
occasional on-demand second opinion scanner, it was less important than
on-access always-on MBAR.


Thank you, VanguardLH. Is it possible to install and earlier free
version of MBAM and then simply not update the program itself?


Sure, if you can find it. Probably won't be from MalwareBytes' web site
since they'll likely deliver only the latest version. You'll be getting
it from elsewhere which obviates its purpose: you won't know what you're
getting from elsewhere.
  #18  
Old December 6th 17, 09:26 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Andy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 579
Default Malwarebytes problem?

You sure can it does not happen to every one even someone running the same 2
programs from the same company.
But it does happen to some systems.
--
AL'S COMPUTERS
"Jo-Anne" wrote in message
news
On 12/5/2017 11:28 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
On Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:40:58 -0600, Jo-Anne
wrote:

Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the point
where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version of
the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I wanted
it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is that today
I got a message from the program that I had three more days of the trial
version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?



I doubt very much that it is MalwareBytes AntiMalware causing the
problem. I use it on two computers here, and have seen it many others,
and I've never seen it cause such a problem. My wife's computer also
has the trial version running with just a few days left, and she's
never had your problem.


Are you running another anti-malware program too? I use Avira as my
always-running anti-malware program, and I've heard that when you have two
anti-malware programs running simultaneously, you can have this kind of
problem.

--
Jo-Anne



  #19  
Old December 6th 17, 02:35 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Ed Cryer
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,311
Default Malwarebytes problem?

Jo-Anne wrote:
On 12/5/2017 12:56 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more days
of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne


Try the Reliability Monitor.
Type "reliability" in the Start Globe.
It should have the defaulting prog marked with a red star.

Ed


Thank you, Ed! I never thought to check that. I just did and got the
following: Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework: Stopped
working

Not sure what exactly it means...


That's your wireless network.
Go to Device Manager, Network Adaptors, see when latest drivers were
installed. If within the period of your recent problems, then roll the
drivers back. If you suspect they were installed from an MS update, go
to the manufacturer's site, and get the latest from there.

This is either secondary or primary symptom to the lock-ups you're
having. I would have thought that if it was primary you'd find an entry
in Reliability Monitor for every occasion.

Ed


  #20  
Old December 6th 17, 03:04 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
mathedman
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 90
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/5/2017 10:40 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the point
where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version of
the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I wanted
it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is that today
I got a message from the program that I had three more days of the trial
version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne


The same thing happened to me There really is no trial version
anymore ---the so-called "trial" is now just an ad for the not-free version.
  #21  
Old December 6th 17, 06:42 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/6/2017 2:26 AM, Andy wrote:
You sure can it does not happen to every one even someone running the same 2
programs from the same company.
But it does happen to some systems.


Thank you, Andy! I uninstalled Malwarebytes yesterday, and so far so good...

Jo-Anne
  #22  
Old December 6th 17, 06:44 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/6/2017 8:04 AM, Mathedman wrote:
On 12/5/2017 10:40 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more days
of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne


The same thing happened to me There really is no trial version
anymore ---the so-called "trial" is now just an ad for the not-free
version.


Thank you for supporting what I said. I uninstalled Malwarebytes
yesterday. So far so good. I guess I'll look for another program for
when I need to do scans.

--
Jo-Anne
  #23  
Old December 6th 17, 06:46 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/6/2017 7:35 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:
On 12/5/2017 12:56 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more days
of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne

Try the Reliability Monitor.
Type "reliability" in the Start Globe.
It should have the defaulting prog marked with a red star.

Ed


Thank you, Ed! I never thought to check that. I just did and got the
following: Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework:
Stopped working

Not sure what exactly it means...


That's your wireless network.
Go to Device Manager, Network Adaptors, see when latest drivers were
installed. If within the period of your recent problems, then roll the
drivers back. If you suspect they were installed from an MS update, go
to the manufacturer's site, and get the latest from there.

This is either secondary or primary symptom to the lock-ups you're
having. I would have thought that if it was primary you'd find an entry
in Reliability Monitor for every occasion.

Ed


Thank you again, Ed! For now, I'm convinced it was secondary, related to
Malwarebytes. I uninstalled that program yesterday, and so far so good.
In fact, some items in the system tray that hadn't been showing up are
now there again.

--
Jo-Anne
  #24  
Old December 6th 17, 07:38 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Ed Cryer
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,311
Default Malwarebytes problem?

Jo-Anne wrote:
On 12/6/2017 8:04 AM, Mathedman wrote:
On 12/5/2017 10:40 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more days
of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne


** The same thing happened to me There really is no trial version
anymore ---the so-called "trial" is now just an ad for the not-free
version.


Thank you for supporting what I said. I uninstalled Malwarebytes
yesterday. So far so good. I guess I'll look for another program for
when I need to do scans.


I use MSE real time, and have the free Malwarebytes installed, but only
loaded and run once a week.
It's fully up to date and gives no system problems when used like that.

Ed

  #25  
Old December 6th 17, 09:06 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/6/2017 12:38 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:
On 12/6/2017 8:04 AM, Mathedman wrote:
On 12/5/2017 10:40 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more days
of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne

The same thing happened to me There really is no trial version
anymore ---the so-called "trial" is now just an ad for the not-free
version.


Thank you for supporting what I said. I uninstalled Malwarebytes
yesterday. So far so good. I guess I'll look for another program for
when I need to do scans.


I use MSE real time, and have the free Malwarebytes installed, but only
loaded and run once a week.
It's fully up to date and gives no system problems when used like that.

Ed


Thank you, Ed. I've read here that you can't get the free Malwarebytes
any more. (That's what I had before Malwarebytes updated with the trial
version that I didn't want.) However, on its webpage
https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/ it looks like you can still get
the free version. I'll try going back to that one soon.

--
Jo-Anne
  #26  
Old December 6th 17, 11:52 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/6/2017 3:06 PM, FredW wrote:
On Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:54:56 -0600, Jo-Anne wrote:
On 12/5/2017 1:31 PM, VanguardLH wrote:

Go into its config and disable all the real-time features. Then it
behave like when it cripples itself when the trial expires to the free
version. There is no longer a free-only version. They deliver only a
trial version. That means its real-time features are active and can
conflict with other security software unless you configure it away from
its install-time defaults by disabling all the real-time features. You
can only get the trial version. Instead of waiting for it to cripple
itself when the trial period expires, just go ahead and disable all
those payware features so it becomes an on-demand second opinion scanner
again.

In wanted their Anti-Ransomware (MBAR) product more than their free
Anti-Malware (MBAM) product. MBAM was used only as a second opinion
on-demand scanner - so only for sporadic checkups or when something
seemed amiss. MBAR comes bundled in their *paid* MBAM product but not
in the free version (and the trial version will disable MBAR when the
trial expires and the product cripples itself). I am not allowed to
install both MBAR (only beta is available to non-paying users) and MBAM
the latter of which bitches that it is incompatible with MBAR (as a
separate product). So I had to pick one. Since free MBAM was just an
occasional on-demand second opinion scanner, it was less important than
on-access always-on MBAR.


Thank you, VanguardLH. Is it possible to install and earlier free
version of MBAM and then simply not update the program itself?



Previous version of Malwarebytes:

- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1.1043
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...malware_2.html

MajorGeeks is a most reliable download site, I have been using it for
many years.


Thank you, Fred. So have I...

--
Jo-Anne
  #27  
Old December 7th 17, 09:20 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Andy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 579
Default Malwarebytes problem?

I love my pro version i got a life time subscription so as long as i don't
cancel it and start a new account i am good for life on updates and my
computers stay with the pro version


--
AL'S COMPUTERS
"Jo-Anne" wrote in message
news
On 12/6/2017 12:38 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:
On 12/6/2017 8:04 AM, Mathedman wrote:
On 12/5/2017 10:40 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more days
of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?

--
Thank you,
Jo-Anne

The same thing happened to me There really is no trial version
anymore ---the so-called "trial" is now just an ad for the not-free
version.

Thank you for supporting what I said. I uninstalled Malwarebytes
yesterday. So far so good. I guess I'll look for another program for
when I need to do scans.


I use MSE real time, and have the free Malwarebytes installed, but only
loaded and run once a week.
It's fully up to date and gives no system problems when used like that.

Ed


Thank you, Ed. I've read here that you can't get the free Malwarebytes any
more. (That's what I had before Malwarebytes updated with the trial
version that I didn't want.) However, on its webpage
https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/ it looks like you can still get the
free version. I'll try going back to that one soon.

--
Jo-Anne



  #28  
Old December 7th 17, 09:21 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Andy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 579
Default Malwarebytes problem?

You are welcome Jo-Anne
see my response to your last post


--
AL'S COMPUTERS
"Jo-Anne" wrote in message
news
On 12/6/2017 2:26 AM, Andy wrote:
You sure can it does not happen to every one even someone running the
same 2
programs from the same company.
But it does happen to some systems.


Thank you, Andy! I uninstalled Malwarebytes yesterday, and so far so
good...

Jo-Anne



  #29  
Old December 7th 17, 07:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 62
Default Malwarebytes problem?

Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more
days of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?



I also got the free trial on an update. Been there and did not like it. It
tended to slow my computer down and I did NOT ask for it.
I'm a bit late with this, sorry.


1.. Launch Malwarebytes. You will see Malwarebytes. | Premium Trial
displayed at the top of the Dashboard.
2.. Go to Settings My Account tab.
3.. Click the Deactivate Premium Trial button. Click Yes, when prompted
with the confirmation window.
4.. Once complete, you will notice that Malwarebytes 3 will revert to FREE
version.


  #30  
Old December 8th 17, 01:31 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,068
Default Malwarebytes problem?

On 12/7/2017 12:47 PM, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Jo-Anne wrote:
Over the past week, my computer has locked up three times--to the
point where I had to turn it off manually. I suspect the problem is
Malwarebytes. I run the free version when I want to check for malware.
However, the last time I did an update, it installed a trial version
of the full program. (I don't remember being asked to confirm that I
wanted it.) What made me think of this program being the problem is
that today I got a message from the program that I had three more
days of the trial version.

Assuming that it is Malwarebytes causing the problem, what is the best
approach for dealing with it? Should I uninstall Malwarebytes and then
try to reinstall the free version? Wait for the trial version to end?
Something else?



I also got the free trial on an update. Been there and did not like it. It
tended to slow my computer down and I did NOT ask for it.
I'm a bit late with this, sorry.


1.. Launch Malwarebytes. You will see Malwarebytes. | Premium Trial
displayed at the top of the Dashboard.
2.. Go to Settings My Account tab.
3.. Click the Deactivate Premium Trial button. Click Yes, when prompted
with the confirmation window.
4.. Once complete, you will notice that Malwarebytes 3 will revert to FREE
version.



Thank you! I wish I knew to do that before now. I uninstalled the
premium trial version and will look into installing the free version
again. I'm not sure it's available as a download, but the website shows
it...

--
Jo-Anne
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 PCbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.