What The @#$#%#^% Is Going On With Malwarebytes

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  1. Posts : 227
    Wndows 10
       #61

    OP here. I'm in agreement that both MBAM and SAS aren't in the same class, but serve their original purposes well. I'm gonna look into F Secure as well. Thanks for all your input.
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  2. Posts : 1,651
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #62

    When Malwarebytes first appeared on the scene, it was highly regarded : outsanding protection & a nimble organisation that was quick to satisfy user requests.

    Unfortunately, something changed when they decided to grow from their core focus. Although its protection is still outstanding, for me Malwarebytes now has a tarnished reputation. The facts are that over the last few years there have been 3 (or is it 4?) major updates that have gone seriously wrong with a significant impact of systems - those of you that have used it for several years may recall systems being turned into bricks.

    I no longer use it, or recommend it, because in my opinion there is just no way of knowing what you are going to get with these major updates.
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  3. Posts : 2,663
    Windows 11 21H2 (22000.593)
       #63

    Which is still about as many as any other anti-malware program out there, with the added benefit of not having stolen anyone else's definitions at all, and also having a consistently highly-rated detection engine. But you're within your right to use or not use any product.

    For those who are still using, and those who are just curious what they are doing over there in Illinois, here is a fresh document explaining what steps they plan on implementing to help prevent this from happening again:

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/WebProtectionFP.pdf
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  4. Posts : 10
    Window 7, 10
       #64

    johngalt said:
    For those who are still using, and those who are just curious what they are doing over there in Illinois,
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/WebProtectionFP.pdf
    I thought they were located in California...
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  5. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #65

    Hi,
    Anyone willing to use beta updates get what happens :)

    As far as updating automatically
    mbam's default setting to update every hour is pretty bazaar and should be switched to once a day instead to lower ones chances of catching a bad update.

    By all accounts though system images weekly would limit effects greatly :)
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  6. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #66

    The two things that keep me using it are its solid detection and lifetime license that I got before they changed. None of its competitors offer the same long license.

    I find myself checking it regularly to see if its updating and functioning as expected.
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  7. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
    Thread Starter
       #67

    You're right about solid detection. I don't frequent dangerous places, but now and then some innocent link goes astray and MBAM has nailed them. Naturally I missed the Lifetime License opportunity, but I'm sticking with the paid version until something else pops up again.
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  8. Posts : 913
    Win 10
       #68

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Anyone willing to use beta updates get what happens :)
    Nothing about what happend was releated to any BETA.

    ThrashZone said:
    As far as updating automatically
    mbam's default setting to update every hour is pretty bazaar and should be switched to once a day instead to lower ones chances of catching a bad update.
    You can change that setting if you wish. if you wish to lower your chances of that bad database. With as many updates a day(15 or so) I personally like the hourly.

    ThrashZone said:
    By all accounts though system images weekly would limit effects greatly :)
    Best answer for computer users
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  9. Posts : 1,651
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #69

    johngalt said:
    Which is still about as many as any other anti-malware program out there, with the added benefit of not having stolen anyone else's definitions at all, and also having a consistently highly-rated detection engine.
    Is that really the case though @johngalt ?

    Being a long time user of various AV products including MSE and Norton on various systems in recent years, I don't recall them having quite the significant impact when major updates fail. Maybe I missed that, but happy to stand corrected.
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  10. Posts : 1,098
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #70

    Well, i have a lifetime lic and 4 paid licenses. Fortunately, I do create daily backup images. We this hit my system, I simply restored C partition to the day before an turned off MBAM Until I seen here the issue was fixed and turned it back on. I find MBAM a worthwhile program this was quite a shocking situation. Usually, it's a WU that this happens with for me at least. I also run Norton I have found over the years the 2 work well together. I'll continue using both until something better comes along.
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