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#1 ChicagoMel


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:32 PM

Ever since the update, I have gotten Malwarebytes opening up when my desktop first starts up. And a popup on my taskbar saying the free trial expired. Is there a way to stop it? I already have Avast and just had MBAM as my backup on-demand scanner.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:03 AM

Hmm,looks like you did install the trial version of MBAM which provides real time protection.Search google for MBAMclean.exe and run it to uninstall MBAM completely.Then re download the set up for MBAM and run it.while installing,read carefully what is being displayed on installation window.When installation completes and before pressing "finish" button,you will se two options checked-
1)start the trial of malwarebytes anti malware pro
2)launch malwarebytes antimalware.
You have to uncheck the 1st option which proposes to activate the trial of MBAM pro.and click finish.update it and you are good to go.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:47 AM

Uninstall malwarebytes antivirus software if you installed it otherwise click on message to update or renew latest malwarebytes on your computer.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:18 AM

How to stop Malwarebytes from always starting with Windows

@ kaylagarcia...Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not an anti-virus program nor should it be used as a replacement. Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like anti-virus software so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. The following quote is a statement from the Malwarebytes Team.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild". This includes malicious programs and files, such as viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and rogue applications that many antivirus programs do not detect or cannot fully remove. It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts. In some rare instances, exclusions may need to be set for your specific antivirus product to achieve the best possible system performance.

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A similar statement is in this HelpDesk Article: Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?
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