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#1 borrelli10

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:34 PM

I been running Malwarebytes for over a year and the last time it caught anything malicious was 6 mos ago and I have downloaded 3x new and still nothing and it was catching stuff all the time-Any Advise on this???

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:47 PM

There is a way to test if Malwarebytes is still operating correctly. You can do this with the Spycar.org tests.

These are test files that are not malware, they will not infect your machine.

Download the following file from Spycar: http://spycar.org/Spycar_files/HKLM_RunOnce.exe and save it to your desktop.
Right-click on the file HKLM_RunOnce.exe and Select "Scan with Malwarebyte's...".
Malware bytes should detect it after the scan.

BTW, I'm assuming you are using the free version of Malwarebytes, thus without realtime protection.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:23 AM

The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Generally an update is released every day. The most current version is 1.51.2.1300 and there is no need to keep redownloading it once installed as you can update through the program itself.

There have been many improvements between versions and they are listed here. Keep in mind that just because you're not finding any malware during your most recent scans, does not mean the program in not effective.
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