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  1. I moved my MalwareBytes AntiMalware to a new Lenovo T430 Laptop. For a while I kept finding every now and then that it had somehow been disabled. Tonight I think I've figured out what was happening and found the solution. I think it was being disabled every time I rebooted. I often just sleep the laptop and let Intel Quick Start kick in after 3 hours so I don't do that many actual reboots and I hadn't noticed it coincided with rebooting. Well, I'm pretty certain it was only after rebooting. I would have to start MBAM from the start menu so that it's icon appeared in the system tray area and then right click that icon in the tray area and re-enable "Malware Protection" and "Malicious Website Protection" Then it would be all working until, I think, I next rebooted. Now I have discovered that if I also disable "Self Protection" and reboot once with it like that before re-enabling "Self Protection" and "Early Start" it seems, so far, to stay enabled properly, even through a reboot. I thought it might be worth reporting this.
  2. I've done a clean and re-install as detailed here: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/122284-mbam-clean-removal-process/ and it's fixed at the moment. But I'm ready now if it does it again.
  3. Could be. Whatever it is it doesn't seem simple, it's not going to be easy to find a way to reliably reproduce it. Why don't programmers ever just spend a day or two reading though their code looking for mistakes any more? Nonbody will investigate bugs unless they can be reliably reproduced :-(
  4. More information: After rebooting everything works okay for a few hours. I've just discovered that switching Malicious Website Protection off and on again has worked as a fix too.
  5. Having had weird problems with intermittent failure to collect email on my Windows 7 (64 bit) PC from one of my POP3 accounts for quite a while I was delighted to discover today that the cure was to disable 'Malicious Website Protection' in MalwareBytes Anti Malware When the problem is present even DNS lookup on the server fails with a timeout. I think the problem might be triggered by the unsually large result of a DNS lookup for the domain name in question and/or by the fact that my DNS server returns IPv6 results as well as IPv4 results. Here is the result of nslookup when it is working right: C:\>C:\>nslookup outlook.office365.comServer: dd-wrtAddress: Non-authoritative answer:Name: outlook-emeawest.office365.comAddresses: 2a01:111:f400:8800::2 2a01:111:f400:8829::2 2a01:111:f400:9850::2 2a01:111:f400:5096::2 2a01:111:f400:8028::2 2a01:111:f400:5174::2 2a01:111:f400:9428::2 2a01:111:f400:503c::2 outlook.office365.com lb.geo.office365.com outlook.office365.com.g.office365.com C:\> My router at is set to use OpenDNS at and
  6. To clarify. I couldn't find anything in 2.x that completed scanning anywhere as quickly as quick scan does in 1.75. If 'Quick scan' was renamed as 'Threat scan' it is most odd that in 2.x 'Threat scan' clearly says "Our most capable comprehensive scan type". You can't blame me for assuming that 'Threat scan' was the equivalent of 'Full scan'.
  7. I am continuing with 1.75 on a few very old less used PCs (where it's not worth paying for pro or premium). This is because there is no quick scan in the free version of 2.x and the full scan takes hours on these old PCs.
  8. I should start my own thread becasue becasue my problem is the same as turnermm's problem. THIS BOARD IS POPULATED BY MADMEN.
  9. Thank you but you clearly HAVEN'T EVEN READ AND UNDERSTOOD what was reported by me and turnermm. This is exactly why I didn't start by own thread. I suspected it would takes several messages before you even bothered to take in what I was trying to communicate properly and hoped that this would enable you to quickly see what I wanted to say. You say "I interact with the computer while scans are going on and within the program". BUT I NEVER SAID THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS IMMEDIATELY AFTER A SCAN COMPLETES. OKAY?
  10. I had over 700 log files but now I've deleted them and the problem is gone, for now. I have seen this on TWO very different PCs. Pretty much the only things in common is that they are both Windows 7 64 bit and use Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Premium. Are saying you actually tested for this when you saw the above thread by interacting with MBAM as it was doing, say, a Hyper Scan and as it finished scanning you had had no problem continuing to get it to respond to mouse clicks, or are you just saying that on the few times you have in the past manually asked it to do a scan you didn't notice anything?
  11. I have had this problem myself on two different PCs. Yes the solution given works. BUT ONLY TEMPORARILY. As MBAM 2.x does more scans something makes it start to freeze for a while after a scan finishes. Showing (Not responding) on the windows title if you try to interact with it). As the days passes the length of time it stays frozen slowly increases. Thinking the most obvious thing that could be doing this was the log file directory slowly filling up I tried to delete some of the older log files. But that seems to be impossible. I can't even take ownership of them or anything. I've never seen anything like this before!?! Seemingly totally un-deletable files! Can someone tell me how I can say, delete all but the last weeks log files so that I can investigate further? Or maybe add the option not to keep files older then X days to the next version perhaps? Or, even better, figure out what's going on so I don't have to and fix this bug.
  12. Does this play well with EMET 5.1? Would it make sense to use then together?
  13. The situation has changed somewhat. I'll post again if I decide I may still be infected. Thanks for your help so far.
  14. I tried uninstalling completely with mbam-clean- and re-installing and it's working much better now.
  15. I have been directed to ask about possible infection. (See: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/155315-mbam-2021012-slow-scanning/ ) My PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebyte Antimalware Premium I have attached the two output files from FRST64.exe. Thanks in advance. Addition.txt FRST.txt
  16. Are you trying to view in a viewer with a max file size of 64K?
  17. Try these, maybe you need a pair created at the same time. Addition.txt FRST.txt
  18. I just downloaded the Addition.txt files I uploaded to see what was going on. The last line of both the Addition.txt files reads as you say it should. Please double check you are downloading them correctly.
  19. Here is redone Addition.txt Thank you. Addition.txt
  20. And some more files I missed: mbam-log-2014-08-18 (17-20-06).xml mbam-log-2014-08-18 (19-33-21).xml mbam-log-2014-08-18 (21-45-42).xml mbam-log-2014-08-18 (23-43-35).xml mbam-log-2014-08-18 (23-54-49).xml
  21. Thanks for replying. I've attached various files you asked for. Addition.txt CheckResults.txt FRST.txt protection-log-2014-08-15.xml protection-log-2014-08-16.xml protection-log-2014-08-17.xml protection-log-2014-08-18.xml
  22. Excluding the process should work. Are you sure you're excluding the right copy of utorrent.exe?
  23. When I use right click to scan some files with MBAM it scans them and announces that the scan has finished and that no infections were detected and then becomes unresponsive with one thread using 100% CPU and shows (Not Responding) in its title for around 7 or 8 minutes!!!! (Not Responding) also often shows during the scanning. When is this going to be fixed? I'm using MBAM (Premium). I am running under Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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