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  #31  
Old December 8th 17, 08:29 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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It is Jo-Anne but you have to redownload it and install it and don't click
the buttion for the free trial of the pro version.


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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...

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  #32  
Old December 8th 17, 05:46 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 12/08/2017 2:29 AM, Andy wrote:
It is Jo-Anne but you have to redownload it and install it and don't click
the buttion for the free trial of the pro version.



I have the premium version which I bought before Version 2 and I t never
expires, It has been grandfathered by Malwarebytes and is a lifetime copy.
You don't see that happening too often.

Rene
  #33  
Old December 9th 17, 07:06 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
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On 12/8/2017 2:29 AM, Andy wrote:
It is Jo-Anne but you have to redownload it and install it and don't click
the buttion for the free trial of the pro version.



Got, Andy. Thank you!

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  #34  
Old December 11th 17, 12:38 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Andy
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Only those who got a life time lic before they changed over to per month or
year subscriptions came to be.
And a bunch of us said what about us who bought a life time lic?
And then they said users like you and i are grandfathered


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On 12/08/2017 2:29 AM, Andy wrote:
It is Jo-Anne but you have to redownload it and install it and don't
click
the buttion for the free trial of the pro version.



I have the premium version which I bought before Version 2 and I t never
expires, It has been grandfathered by Malwarebytes and is a lifetime copy.
You don't see that happening too often.

Rene



  #35  
Old December 11th 17, 12:38 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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You are welcome

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"Jo-Anne" wrote in message
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On 12/8/2017 2:29 AM, Andy wrote:
It is Jo-Anne but you have to redownload it and install it and don't
click
the buttion for the free trial of the pro version.



Got, Andy. Thank you!

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  #36  
Old December 11th 17, 05:37 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:38:31 -0500, Andy wrote:

You are welcome


Amazing that Usenet's been going for fifty years but still puzzles
people.
  #37  
Old December 12th 17, 08:13 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Andy
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Does not puzzle me at all i have used it since it came to be
Ask any tech guys in best buy or staples etc they go what is a news group
its shocking how out of touch the modern tech support person is with older
legacy systems that are still in use allover the place


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On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:38:31 -0500, Andy wrote:

You are welcome


Amazing that Usenet's been going for fifty years but still puzzles
people.



  #38  
Old December 16th 17, 05:34 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Ken Blake
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
18:10:57 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

On Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:34:26 -0600, Jo-Anne
wrote:

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.




Avira is an anti-virus. Unlike MalwareBytes AntiMalware, it
doesn't specialize in other kinds of malware.


Actually, Avira does. You've had a drink of the Malwarebytes
advertising koolaid. Malwarebytes is a glorified trojan 'scanner' of
sorts, and, it's had compatability issues and generated many lockup
conditions on a variety of system configurations. Don't take my word
for it, checkout their own support forums.



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Old December 16th 17, 05:34 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Ed Cryer news Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:35:23 GMT in alt.windows7.general, 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



The wireless is a secondary issue, brought forth by Malwarebytes
becoming 'resident' in the trial mode. It includes a few features and
a low level system driver that doesn't always play well with other
software present on the system. These aren't online in full force in
the freeware version, but the trial copy and paid for editions do
enable them. And, this does cause compatability issues with some
system configurations. From mildly annoying lockups and freezes that
don't happen all the time, to the ones that bring the system down
around it's ears frequently. It's been an ongoing struggle for
Malwarebytes to improve those sections of their codebase.



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  #40  
Old December 16th 17, 06:04 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
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On 12/16/2017 11:34 AM, Diesel wrote:
Ed Cryer news Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:35:23 GMT in alt.windows7.general, 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



The wireless is a secondary issue, brought forth by Malwarebytes
becoming 'resident' in the trial mode. It includes a few features and
a low level system driver that doesn't always play well with other
software present on the system. These aren't online in full force in
the freeware version, but the trial copy and paid for editions do
enable them. And, this does cause compatability issues with some
system configurations. From mildly annoying lockups and freezes that
don't happen all the time, to the ones that bring the system down
around it's ears frequently. It's been an ongoing struggle for
Malwarebytes to improve those sections of their codebase.



Thank you, Diesel, for confirming my experience. I uninstalled
Malwarebytes on December 5, and I've experienced no more computer lockups.

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  #41  
Old December 17th 17, 03:44 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Jo-Anne news 16 Dec 2017 18:04:10 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

On 12/16/2017 11:34 AM, Diesel wrote:
Ed Cryer news Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:35:23 GMT in alt.windows7.general, 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



The wireless is a secondary issue, brought forth by Malwarebytes
becoming 'resident' in the trial mode. It includes a few features
and a low level system driver that doesn't always play well with
other software present on the system. These aren't online in full
force in the freeware version, but the trial copy and paid for
editions do enable them. And, this does cause compatability
issues with some system configurations. From mildly annoying
lockups and freezes that don't happen all the time, to the ones
that bring the system down around it's ears frequently. It's been
an ongoing struggle for Malwarebytes to improve those sections of
their codebase.



Thank you, Diesel, for confirming my experience. I uninstalled
Malwarebytes on December 5, and I've experienced no more computer
lockups.


In fairness and so I'm not accused of being shady, I'll disclose that
I'm a former employee of the company. I was one of the malware
reseachers who disected bad software and wrote definitions to detect
and remove it, without making things worse for the computer/os in the
process. I'm not talking about script based malware, despite having
worked with that junk too. I'm talking about real, executable based
unfriendly software that you wouldn't want on your machine, and if
you had the misfortune of acquiring it and for some reason your av
couldn't help you, at one point, Malwarebytes could and was genuine
in the way in which they went about it.

I'll also go ahead and disclose the fact I didn't leave on bad terms,
either. After putting in two years, I decided it was time to move on.
I didn't like the way some policies were being created on the
internal side and I didn't like the direction the company that
started out small with a genuine interest in helping people was
growing and their sights/ goals changing with the increasing
cashflow. It was a very honest company to work for at one point that
really did care about the users. When I noticed that beginning to
change, I decided it was time to be going. I'm proud of having worked
for the original Malwarebytes, but don't associate myself with what's
become of them these days. Not by a long shot. I understand that
bills need to be paid and people need to be paid, but, there's a
right way and wrong way to go about getting that done. If you catch
my drift here.

That being said, the company has done some pretty shady things since
my departure with them; upto and including claiming to be a
replacement for your antivirus. They are not and never will be a
suitable replacement for your antivirus for several reasons. None of
which I'll get into unless you actually want to know the boring
details.

Suffice to say, do not ditch your antivirus and depend on their
product offerings alone to protect you; it's not going to happen. If
you must use the program, use it in the freeware mode that isn't
resident and don't enable the trial features. If you feel you must
pay for software, I'd recommend eset nod32, kaspersky, avast, etc
long before paying for what Malwarebytes is peddling.

Back in the day, the company had a real interest in protecting people
and they did the best they could with what they had to work with.
Times have changed and their primary focus has along with it. I'm
disappointed in the way things turned out, and I'm saddened that they
feel it's okay to basically fraud people concerning their programs
abilities. Suffice to say, for the tech work I do, I do not recommend
usage of the program to my clients anymore and I haven't done so in
several years now. I like being able to goto bed with a clear
conscience. I do feel bad for the loyal users who preach as if it's a
god saving program with special abilities. I feel partially
responsible for that bad line of thinking, but, I wasn't in the
marketing dept. And, malwarebytes has an impressive one. They could
probably convince an eskimo to pay for additional ice.



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  #42  
Old December 17th 17, 07:58 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
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On 12/16/2017 9:44 PM, Diesel wrote:
Jo-Anne news 16 Dec 2017 18:04:10 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

On 12/16/2017 11:34 AM, Diesel wrote:
Ed Cryer news Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:35:23 GMT in alt.windows7.general, 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



The wireless is a secondary issue, brought forth by Malwarebytes
becoming 'resident' in the trial mode. It includes a few features
and a low level system driver that doesn't always play well with
other software present on the system. These aren't online in full
force in the freeware version, but the trial copy and paid for
editions do enable them. And, this does cause compatability
issues with some system configurations. From mildly annoying
lockups and freezes that don't happen all the time, to the ones
that bring the system down around it's ears frequently. It's been
an ongoing struggle for Malwarebytes to improve those sections of
their codebase.



Thank you, Diesel, for confirming my experience. I uninstalled
Malwarebytes on December 5, and I've experienced no more computer
lockups.


In fairness and so I'm not accused of being shady, I'll disclose that
I'm a former employee of the company. I was one of the malware
reseachers who disected bad software and wrote definitions to detect
and remove it, without making things worse for the computer/os in the
process. I'm not talking about script based malware, despite having
worked with that junk too. I'm talking about real, executable based
unfriendly software that you wouldn't want on your machine, and if
you had the misfortune of acquiring it and for some reason your av
couldn't help you, at one point, Malwarebytes could and was genuine
in the way in which they went about it.

I'll also go ahead and disclose the fact I didn't leave on bad terms,
either. After putting in two years, I decided it was time to move on.
I didn't like the way some policies were being created on the
internal side and I didn't like the direction the company that
started out small with a genuine interest in helping people was
growing and their sights/ goals changing with the increasing
cashflow. It was a very honest company to work for at one point that
really did care about the users. When I noticed that beginning to
change, I decided it was time to be going. I'm proud of having worked
for the original Malwarebytes, but don't associate myself with what's
become of them these days. Not by a long shot. I understand that
bills need to be paid and people need to be paid, but, there's a
right way and wrong way to go about getting that done. If you catch
my drift here.

That being said, the company has done some pretty shady things since
my departure with them; upto and including claiming to be a
replacement for your antivirus. They are not and never will be a
suitable replacement for your antivirus for several reasons. None of
which I'll get into unless you actually want to know the boring
details.

Suffice to say, do not ditch your antivirus and depend on their
product offerings alone to protect you; it's not going to happen. If
you must use the program, use it in the freeware mode that isn't
resident and don't enable the trial features. If you feel you must
pay for software, I'd recommend eset nod32, kaspersky, avast, etc
long before paying for what Malwarebytes is peddling.

Back in the day, the company had a real interest in protecting people
and they did the best they could with what they had to work with.
Times have changed and their primary focus has along with it. I'm
disappointed in the way things turned out, and I'm saddened that they
feel it's okay to basically fraud people concerning their programs
abilities. Suffice to say, for the tech work I do, I do not recommend
usage of the program to my clients anymore and I haven't done so in
several years now. I like being able to goto bed with a clear
conscience. I do feel bad for the loyal users who preach as if it's a
god saving program with special abilities. I feel partially
responsible for that bad line of thinking, but, I wasn't in the
marketing dept. And, malwarebytes has an impressive one. They could
probably convince an eskimo to pay for additional ice.



Thank you again, Diesel. What you say is very interesting. I was using
Malwarebytes only as needed and was surprised when what was supposed to
be a regular update turned into a trial version. I haven't reinstalled
the free version yet and probably won't now. Any recommendations for
something else to run occasionally to check for malware that my
antivirus program might have missed? (I do run Super AntiSpyware the
same way I did Malwarebytes, but as far as I know they look for
different things.)

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  #43  
Old December 18th 17, 10:30 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Diesel
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Jo-Anne news 17 Dec 2017 07:58:05 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

Thank you again, Diesel. What you say is very interesting. I was
using Malwarebytes only as needed and was surprised when what was
supposed to be a regular update turned into a trial version. I
haven't reinstalled the free version yet and probably won't now.
Any recommendations for something else to run occasionally to
check for malware that my antivirus program might have missed? (I
do run Super AntiSpyware the same way I did Malwarebytes, but as
far as I know they look for different things.)


Superantispyware and Malwarebytes both look for what is non
replicating malware. You'll be fine continuing to use
Superantispyware and your antivirus of choice. Along with practice
good safer-hex. Your antivirus program doesn't look for viruses and
stop there and they never have, despite some malvertising to suggest
otherwise. One day, Malwarebytes might be the first between them and
Superantispyware to detect something and it'll change the very next
day. That's the nature of the beast. It doesn't mean one product is
better than the other with detection or protection offered, though.
As both can miss something your antivirus catches and vice versa.
There's alot of malware out there, especially when it's generated on
the fly server side when you visit the bad page. At that point, it's
a brand new sample that most likely, no av/am product already knows
about well enough to flag it. That's where safe-hex practices come
in.

You're the best protection your computer has against unwanted code.

Malwarebytes actually detects a very small amount of malware in
general as compared to your antivirus. And, unlike your antivirus,
due to a very bad database design they refuse to change, No culling
of definitions is necessary from time to time to reduce the size of
the database and not overload the engine that requires it.

It's bad form and irresponsible to remove definitions to older
malware just because you think the malware no longer poses a
potential threat and has gone extinct. Yet, entirely due to a badly
designed database layout, that's exactly what Malwarebytes is forced
to do from time to time. I know of no other company in such a
position.

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Old December 19th 17, 12:16 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jo-Anne[_4_]
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On 12/18/2017 4:30 PM, Diesel wrote:
Jo-Anne news 17 Dec 2017 07:58:05 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

Thank you again, Diesel. What you say is very interesting. I was
using Malwarebytes only as needed and was surprised when what was
supposed to be a regular update turned into a trial version. I
haven't reinstalled the free version yet and probably won't now.
Any recommendations for something else to run occasionally to
check for malware that my antivirus program might have missed? (I
do run Super AntiSpyware the same way I did Malwarebytes, but as
far as I know they look for different things.)


Superantispyware and Malwarebytes both look for what is non
replicating malware. You'll be fine continuing to use
Superantispyware and your antivirus of choice. Along with practice
good safer-hex. Your antivirus program doesn't look for viruses and
stop there and they never have, despite some malvertising to suggest
otherwise. One day, Malwarebytes might be the first between them and
Superantispyware to detect something and it'll change the very next
day. That's the nature of the beast. It doesn't mean one product is
better than the other with detection or protection offered, though.
As both can miss something your antivirus catches and vice versa.
There's alot of malware out there, especially when it's generated on
the fly server side when you visit the bad page. At that point, it's
a brand new sample that most likely, no av/am product already knows
about well enough to flag it. That's where safe-hex practices come
in.

You're the best protection your computer has against unwanted code.

Malwarebytes actually detects a very small amount of malware in
general as compared to your antivirus. And, unlike your antivirus,
due to a very bad database design they refuse to change, No culling
of definitions is necessary from time to time to reduce the size of
the database and not overload the engine that requires it.

It's bad form and irresponsible to remove definitions to older
malware just because you think the malware no longer poses a
potential threat and has gone extinct. Yet, entirely due to a badly
designed database layout, that's exactly what Malwarebytes is forced
to do from time to time. I know of no other company in such a
position.


Thank you again, Diesel. I guess I'll stick with my anti-virus program
and Super AntiSpyware. I do everything I can to avoid problems, but I
still worry. One thing I should do is back up everything more frequently...

--
Jo-Anne
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Old December 26th 17, 07:07 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default Malwarebytes problem?

want to fix your problem,
get rid of that crap, and use this.

http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/malware-remover/

On 12/5/2017 8:40 AM, Jo-Anne scribbled:
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?

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Thank you,
Jo-Anne

 




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