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  1. MBAE Beta 1.11.1.40

    I have installed MBAE Beta 1.11.1.40 on two Windows 7 (64bit) systems and it works fine. However, it seems that there is still a problem with Windows XP. This time, at least, it was possible to uninstall the new version and reinstall MBAE 1.10.1.24 without having to do a System Restore. Like with MBAE 1.11.1.26, MBAE 1.11.1.40 behaved OK for a short while before becoming troublesome.
  2. MBAE Beta 1.11.1.26

    I should add that I had no problem uninstalling MBAE 1.11.1.26 and then reinstalling MBAE 1.10.1.24 on the Windows XP system on which MBAE 1.11.1.26 did NOT work properly. On the Windows XP system on which the uninstall of MBAE 1.11.1.26 was a difficulty, I will take the precaution of trying the next MBAE Beta on a clone of my working system disk before deciding whether to install it on my actual working system disk.
  3. MBAE Beta 1.11.1.26

    DISAPPOINTMENT! The apparently successful Windows XP installation of MBAE 1.11.1.26 went wrong after several hours of satisfactory use. I had to do a system restore to get MBAE 1.10.1.24 back because installing a working MBAE 1.10.1.24 was not possible after uninstalling MBAE 1.11.1.26. I do not know if this also problem applies to installations of MBAE 1.11.1.26 on Windows 7. I hope not.
  4. MBAE Beta 1.11.1.26

    CORRECTED IMPRESSIONS of MBAE Beta 1.11.1.26 I have installed MBAE Beta 1.11.1.26 on one Windows XP SP3 system and two Windows 7 (64bit) systems and have noticed nothing amiss on Windows 7 and one of my XP systems. I tried installing MBAE 1.11.1.26 on my other XP system but it does not like MBAE 1.11.1.26 and had to be reverted to MBAE 1.10.1.24. With the working Windows XP/MBAE 1.11.1.26 combination, protected applications now behave as they should and there seem to be no issues with running .bat files. This is the first version of MBAE Beta since MBAE 1.10.1.24 which works as I would wish it to, on one system at least. In addition I have enabled EVERY advanced settings option without any complaint by my protected applications. I am not recommending users to do this but am simply observing that enabling all advanced settings causes me no problems on the systems on which MBAE 1.11.1.26 actually works properly. As I said above, one XP system seems to consistently behave as it did with MBAE 1.10.1.24 but the other worked OK for a short while only and then reverted to the behaviour I reported in an earlier post with MBAE 1.10.1.41. The non-co-operating XP system runs a couple of protected applications after startup but something seems to then get switched off. If MBAE protection is stopped, then protected applications will run. Start MBAE protection again and the problem resumes. Windows Task Manager tells me that the protected applications actually start and then hang. The processes remain on the task list even when MBAE protection is stopped. The other XP system continues to work happily with MBAE 1.11.1.26 so the developers of MBAE must have made some progress in overcoming the XP problems. I guess that users of XP might usefully try MBAE Beta 1.11.1.26 for themselves but don't be surprised if MBAE 1.11.1.26 does not work.
  5. MBAE Beta 1.11.1.18

    MBAE Beta 1.11.1.18 works without problems with Windows 7 (64bit).
  6. MBAE Beta 1.11.1.18

    I am disappointed to say that the problem running MBAE Beta1.10.1.41 with Windows XP SP3 (reported by me and others) appears to persist with MBAE Beta 1.11.1.18.
  7. MBAE 1.10.1.37 Download Link

    MBAE 1.10.1.37 works better than MBAE 1.10.1.41 on Windows XP but something still is not right.
  8. Gloom! MBAE 1.10.1.41 still causes trouble with all three of my Windows XP SP3 installations. The pushed update (version 1.10.1.41) seemed to allow protected applications to run acceptably but .bat files misbehave, like the window opens but nothing happens and sometimes the system semi locks-up and switching off the power is necessary to restart. Seemingly a general problem with Windows XP, I think. It's back to MBAE 1.10.1.24 and using the HOSTS file to block the URL of the source of pushed updates. No problems with Windows 7 (64bit) though, at least I haven't noticed any. Windows 8.1 is probably also OK. I know this because my wife's older sister hasn't been on the phone to complain.
  9. I have received a pushed update to MBAE Beta 1.10.1.41 and the file size is the same as the installer for the problem version. So far MBAE Beta 1.10.1.41 (reincarnated) seems to be working as I would wish it to and without the problems I previously reported.
  10. Since updating from MBAE 1.10.1.24 to 1.10.1.41, my admittedly obsolete Windows XP SP3 system has been beset with misbehaving protected applications which refuse to start properly and yet are unable to terminate. Uninstalling MBAE 1.10.1.41 and reinstalling MBAE 1.10.1.24 restores order to the system. There seems to be no problem with MBAE 1.10.1.41 running on Windows 7. Could you please advise me about the current procedure available to the user to report information on MBAE problems. While the future of Windows XP is probably now limited, I imagine that MalwareBytes still wishes to receive information on issues with the behaviour of MBAE on Windows XP. I have run DDS.com (this runfile dates back to 2013) and have dds.txt and attach.txt available to send. Please let me know who to PM these too.
  11. (I had asked another question here for which I have since found the answer but cannot rescind the post. It might be a useful forum option to allow a poster to be able to do this.)
  12. Thank you exile360 for that informative and thoughtful response.
  13. What are the prospects for continued database updates for MBAM 2 please? There seems to be no more suitable category in the forum to place this particular question.
  14. DEP Bypass Protection

    OOPS! I invariably turn ON Bottom Up ASLR for Windows 7 systems and I guess that using it with Windows XP is better than not using it.
  15. DEP Bypass Protection

    Hi Kaine, Thank you for your response. I am trying to acquire a better understanding of how these techniques work without actually having to understand them. Your comments are most helpful in furthering my quest. I have only recently discovered Comodo Memory Firewall (only 9 years late which is pretty good for me). My poor old non-Nx equipped Athlon XP 3000+ processor powered Windows XP PC needs it for any semblance of buffer overflow protection. I have a notion that MBAE's DEP Bypass Protection might be beneficial even on this venerable system, reliant as it is on software buffer overflow protection. Comodo Memory Firewall is presumably better than nothing. I have read that Bottom Up ASLR increases randomisation of memory occupied by executables. This seems to matter a lot with Windows 7 but less so with Windows 8 and later. The default MBAE advanced settings do not include the switching on of Bottom Up ASLR except for one class of application and I wondered why the benefit of greater entropy of memory allocation was not the default. I invariably turn off Bottom Up ASLR for Windows 7 systems and I guess that using it with Windows XP is better than not using it. My understanding is that Bottom Up ASLR causes different base addresses to be used each time an application is started in Windows 7 which thus increases randomisation.