MalwareBytes free version? Can only get free trial. NOT the same!

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  1. Technewbie's Avatar
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2, 19042.867
       #11

    Photo said:
    "...the guide I posted in the previous reply) :) ->"
    Sorry I cannot see any other reply from you. Do you mean on another thread?
    Your welcome :D,
    oh don't mind that line, this site merges two replies if they are posted in >5 mins lol, u can see the guide I mentioned above the updated line or here u go :P->
    https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/...s-Support-Tool
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  2. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,590
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
       #12

    You can get the free version here, but please read the review......... Malwarebytes Free review | Tom's Guide
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,723
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    Photo said:
    Hi, I used to do a manual scan every few weeks with MalwareBytes, but I can't seem to do that now.
    Am I missing something? I click the free version and it installs the full version for a free trial, and it is running ALL the time!
    The reason I need it is my laptop is slow enough. I don't want anything running the whole time.
    Photo said:
    The reason I wanted to do a Malware scan was I got something on my laptop called zopener. It was a text file and I googled it. I found that zopener.exe was some sort of trojan or malware....
    I stopped using Malwarebytes long ago but I've just installed it to test. The Premium Trial (and all its real time protection) can be ended easily, the same way now as back then. Go to Settings > Accounts and you can deactivate it there...

    MalwareBytes free version? Can only get free trial. NOT the same!-mwb-deactivate.png
    MalwareBytes free version? Can only get free trial. NOT the same!-mwb-end-trial.png

    But now that Windows Security can also detect PUAs (aka PUP, aka malware) I find little use for MWB now.

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10

    When I do want a second opinion from a 3rd-party scan I'll use ADWCleaner, which I understand shares the same definitions as Malwarebytes.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

    ...I did Malwarebytes under the "free trial" and that found nothing! So I'm none the wiser. I still don't know if I have malware or not.

    It does sound like you are clean, but you might like to try Defender Offline....

    How to Run a Microsoft Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,160
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #14

    Free version direct from Vendor.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,723
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    f14tomcat said:
    Free version direct from Vendor.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/

    That Free version was the one I installed and tested in post #13. It always installs as the 'Premium Trial', which expires after 14 days then reverts to the Free version. I showed above how to end the trial immediately if you don't want real the time protection.
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,160
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #16

    Bree said:
    That Free version was the one I installed and tested in post #13. It always installs as the 'Premium Trial', which expires after 14 days then reverts to the Free version. I showed above how to end the trial immediately if you don't want real the time protection.
    Oh, I see. That was not stated in your post #13 above.
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  7. KCR
    Posts : 292
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928)
       #17

    Photo said:
    I don't want anything running the whole time.

    Any suggestions please?

    Try this. . .


    Open your "Show hidden icons" with a left mouse click ( LMC. . . . ).

    MalwareBytes free version? Can only get free trial. NOT the same!-image.png

    You should see the MBAM icon.

    Right click the icon, then left click "Quit Malwarebyts"


    MalwareBytes free version? Can only get free trial. NOT the same!-image.png


    You should get a UAC prompt. . . click yes.


    After all this. . . MBAM should run no more. .

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