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What happened to Malwarebytes?


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#1 Beeker

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

The issue I am running into is that after an update to Malwarebytes, it won't run anymore. I see that it is no longer free. When I finally did find another free download, it says that the core file is missing and it still won't run. I finally just uninstalled it.

Can anybody tell me what happened? What I should do?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:20 PM

Still free here http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php


1. Uninstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware using Add/Remove programs in the control panel.
2. Restart your computer (very important).
3. Download and run this utility. Mbam clean
4. It will ask to restart your computer (please allow it to).
5. After the computer restarts, install the latest version from here. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
Note: You will need to reactivate the program using the license you were sent.
Note: If using Free version, ignore the part about putting in your license key and activating.
Launch the program and set the Protection and Registration.
Then go to the UPDATE tab if not done during installation and check for updates.
Restart the computer again and verify that MBAM is in the task tray and run a Quick Scan and post that log.
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#3 Beeker

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:08 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5445

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

1/2/2011 5:02:15 PM
mbam-log-2011-01-02 (17-02-15).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 132987
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 23 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:10 PM

Where would I check the task tray to see if MBAM is there?

My AVG is acting a little strange too. I don't see how I could have any infection though. I just got a new hard drive and I don't take this computer online very often.

Edited by Beeker, 02 January 2011 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:17 PM

Next to the clock,bottom screen right. The free version would only show there then, as it is not active (like your AV).
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

Hm. Not there.
I have the shortcut on my desktop though.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:39 PM

You are usung the Free version so it will not be there.
I am moving this to AII as i want to run another scan , online.



Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.
To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.
  • Click the green Posted Image button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
  • Check Posted Image.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
  • Click the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.
  • If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
  • Push the Posted Image button, then Finish.
  • Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.
Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.
If you did not save the ESETScan log, click Posted Image > Run..., then type or copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Open dialogue box:

C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Click Ok and the scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
-- Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 06:13 PM

It recognized that I have AVG. It says that AVG "may affect the performance and quality of the scan." but it doesn't say that it won't scan. Should I disable AVG or just let it go? If disable, how do I do that?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:38 PM

Hello, I would disable it. The latest AVG has been problematic with several tools.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

How do I disable it?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:18 PM

I have been disappointed with AVG ever since they made a decision in April 2010 to partner with LimeWire and promote the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information.

With the release of AVG 2011, there have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Unlike previous versions, AVG 2011 cannot be effectively disabled to prevent it from interfering with other security tools...after restarting the computer, AVG re-enables all protections. Read these related discussions:There have been reports of issues with the computer starting properly on 64-bit Windows sytems for which AVG has had to release these fix instructions.

There have also been reported problems with computers after using new features like PC Analyzer and PC Tuneup which purport to fix registry errors in order to make the system more stable and various optimizing tools which can make changes to system settings.

I do not recommend the routine use of registry cleaners/optimizers as they are extremely powerful applications that can damage the Windows registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from booting properly. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

Even MajorGeeks, a popular download hosting site has issued a Statement on AVG Free 2011 and recommends using other free alternatives.

For these reasons, I no longer recommend AVG as a free alternative.

Edited by quietman7, 02 January 2011 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

Please look here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html


Edit; I see quietman has replied while i was finding a link.

Edited by boopme, 02 January 2011 - 09:29 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:24 PM

Thank you.

It didn't find anything.

Is it a problem that AVG was only disabled for 15 minutes while the scan took 35? It automatically re-enabled itself after 15 minutes.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:24 PM

Did either log find any infection?
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:16 PM

Eset didn't produce a log, and AVG didn't scan, it only re-enabled itself after 15 minutes.




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