It appears that Malwarebytes' threat scan is making Windows unresponsive during the time of the scan.
Is this normal?
I noticed this because Windows was becoming unresponsive about the same time every day. I opened Task Manager and listed all processors, and I also opened Resource Monitor. When the computer became unresponsive, the only program taking much in the way of resources was MBAM, which appeared to essentially be taking 100% of the CPU for one of the cores on my computer. (So it was listed as 12% of CPU).
I have 8 cores on my computer, so I don't know why it would make Windows unresponsive, but it does. Windows became responsive again a little before the MBAM process stopped (based on the timing of the log file MBAM produced).
By "Unresponsive" I mean the following behavior occurs:
My auto-hidden sidebar does not unhide when I move the cursor to it.
When I right-click on a folder or file, the context-menu does not come up (or takes a long, long time to do so).
When I click "Open Monitoring Resources" button, it does not pop up for over a minute.
Most things I try to do in windows just make the cursor switch from arrow to the blue circle.
Some programs will show up as "Not Responding" in task manager .
In the "Automated Scheduling" module of MBAM, it says that this scan is scheduled for around 2:30 AM, but instead it was running around 2PM. This is one reason it took so long to track it down.
Edited by hamluis, 22 August 2014 - 11:49 AM.
Moved from All Other Apps to AV/AM Software - Hamluis