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Malwarebytes Free telling me trial will be over in 4 days


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#1 guit30

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:22 AM

I downloaded Malwarebytes Free about 8 days ago, my computer has been working a lot better,also have Norton NIS, it is now telling me my trial will be over in 4 days, thought the free version was always free?

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:51 AM

New downloads of Malwarebytes always gives you like a 15 day free trial of the on duty-ACTIVE Protection *Paid version if you click "yes" It's telling you your Free trial of what the paid version protects IS about to run out. You must have clicked Yes. From now on you'll have to run a scan manually to see if you're got anything on the PC. I have the Paid version for the rare times I use Windows. It blocks things on the fly very well if you happen to come across them. I would also advise using Malwarebytes free version of Anti-Exploit. That blocks drive-by Browser exploits very well. They just created a paid version to that as they came out of Beta testing now. Difference is the paid version protects Adobe Reader, Office, Media player and other things. Free version shields the browsers and add on's (including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera) and Java exploit. PAID version covers everything.  I used this all through it's Beta testing from the day it was first with Zero Vulnerability Labs to when Malwarebytes bought it from them. It was so good that MWbytes has it now. Your Free trial is over, but you will still be able to use MWbytes to scan your PC. 


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:29 AM

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Good advice from TheGreatGarbled .

 

I'm also a Norton AV user (N360) and have been running MBAM pro alongside N360 for about 1 1/2 years with no problems.  I like using a proactive antimalware tool with an AV product.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:31 AM

I never clicked yes


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

A 14-day trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is available as an option when first installing the free version so all users can test the real-time protection component for a period of two weeks.

Some folks install programs so fast, they don't even realize they opted to use the trial version.

When the limited time period expires those features will be deactivated and locked. Enabling the Protection Module feature again requires registration and purchase of a license key. If you continue to use the free version, there is no requirement to buy a license...you can just use it as a stand-alone scanner. Users who have previously completed the trial will not be prompted to start the trial upon upgrade or reinstallation.

I keep getting notified that my trial has expired, how do I revert to the free version?
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:20 AM

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

The 14-day trial of the PRO (now Premium) version was incorporated as an automatic pre-selected default option to all users starting with version 1.15 released May 31, 2011.
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:34 PM

So, I leave it alone, I can still basically have the free version with scan ability? Or should I delete and reinstall,thanks for your help, MBAM is a great anti malware product, has cleaned a lot of malware from my machine and works well with Norton NIS. Would folk say it is best free anti malware?


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:51 PM

Just leave it installed, in a few days it'll revert to the free version.

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Hello guit30:

The following features/capabilities are what will end when your 14-day trial period expires:
 

  • Malicious Website Blocking. Prevents access to and from known malicious webpages.
  • Real-time Protection. Detects malware automatically in real-time, before it can infect.
  • Hyper Scan Mode. Scans faster by only looking for active threats.
  • Scan/Database Update Scheduler.
    • Scheduled incremental database updates. For those users with slow or dial-up Internet access, the incremental database updates are far smaller and faster.
    • Scheduled Threat, Hyper, Custom, and Startup system scans.
  • Malwarebytes Chameleon System Driver. Prevents malware from terminating Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or modifying its processes.

Reference: https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/
 
I hope this helps you. :)


Edited by 1PW, 06 July 2014 - 03:47 PM.

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

Would folk say it is best free anti malware?

Just like with anti-virus programs...there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-malware solution to supplement your existing security protection.

With that said, Malwarebytes is one of the more effective free anti-malware scanners and comes highly recommended by many members of BC Staff.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

Really appreciate all of the advice, think I will let it revert to free MBAM. I can still scan for malware.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:43 PM

 

I never clicked yes

 

So, I leave it alone, I can still basically have the free version with scan ability? Or should I delete and reinstall,thanks for your help, MBAM is a great anti malware product, has cleaned a lot of malware from my machine and works well with Norton NIS. Would folk say it is best free anti malware?

 

Topic Starter, 

Did you find that your computer ran slower after installing Malwarebytes?

Thanks

DP

 

P.S. I never clicked YES either and got the same results. 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

...Did you find that your computer ran slower after installing Malwarebytes?

I have had Malwarebytes Premium installed on three family computers for years and never encountered an issue with slowness. What other security software is installed and running in real-time?
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