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  1. Also by the looks of it you'd may need to connect a modern m.2 WNIC, but (almost) nothing that can't be found on the web.
  2. It looks more daunting than it really is though. If you can assemble a desktop PC, then this is similar. The only difficult things are patience, and remembering the order in which you disassembledm so that you can do it in reverse when reassembling. I do this with my new laptops all the time, because I hate that so many of them come with crappy Qualcomm, Broadcomm or Realtek ones (<3 Intel WNICs). Not to mention that some require DRAM upgrades anyway. Or the occasional battery replacement. But I recommend asking your IT professional friend. I'm sure he could, if he wants.
  3. Have you ran Windows's Troubleshooter? What did it tell you? Also re you sure that the WNIC can't be swapped? Searching your model lead me to this iFixit tutorial. If I'm wrong it would be very weird that being the case, as I know that the Yoga C920 that released in 2018 does allow for the exchanging of the WNIC. In any case find out your WNICs, and try to search & download the drivers on the WNIC's OEM's site instead. Chances are that their repository is more up to date than Lenovo's. If not, then again try to replace the WNIC (I believe yours is a Realtek, and Realtek's WNICs are universally sh*t; always prefer an Intel one if you care for stability and driver support longevity). If that's not possible, then just use a USB WNIC (there are plenty models that don't stick out too much... though just don't expect great performance... then again if your WNIC is still 802.11n and 2.4 Ghz only, then it might not be a significant difference).
  4. Doesn't Windows Defender do all of its stuff silently? And isn't your Android app completely silent as well (though your Android app obviously isn't as large and privileged)? I'm not being snarky, but genuinely asking for a points of reference. If a complete silent install is long ways away, then you could implement a semi-silent install instead. You could let users just push an accept or decline button for an upgrade, and that's it. I really don't see why we have to go through a wizard, as we're literally repeating steps that we've already gone through (language, install directory, etc) during initial installation, steps that haven't got any influence on the outcome of the upgrade.
  5. Thanks for your answers to both members of staff. I'm relieved to hear.
  6. I'm talking about application updates then. Why do you still need a wizard for that? People don't need a wizard to update Chrome from 56 to 57; just a restart of the application will do. Why do users at every application update need to reaffirm their GUI language, re-accept software license agreement, reaffirm in which directory to install, reaffirm start menu folder settings, reaffirm desktop shortcut settings? I get that it's done this way because it's always done this way, but it's stupid. Better would be a similar experience to the application updating of your Android app.
  7. I agree. Would be quite nice indeed. Especially for systems that are passively cooled, which haven't got a fan that starts to rev up, indicating users of 'something heavy in the background is in progress'. In addition to systray icon: some sort of notification while using full screen apps (such as video games) would be handy (of course the notification should be able to be disabled for users who wouldn't want).
  8. Running through a wizard for every software upgrade is not 2017. De-installing old versions and installing a new is not the way the servicing of software should work in 2017. With the current method of upgrading it befalls on people of my generation with parents and grandparents -- parents and grandparents who can't even finish a wizard without messing something up -- to handle the upgrades. I mean, haven't Malwarebytes staff got middle-aged and elderly relatives who use their company's product? Surely you must be getting feedback from them? Or are you all lucky that all of your employees' relatives have grown up with PCs and are PC literate? The way upgrades are done for your Malwarebytes app for Android would be extremely welcome to have for desktop Malwarebytes as well. Well at least similar in terms of how the end-user experiences it. I've requested a couple of times an overhaul of the method of upgrading, and I'll keep requesting until the upgrading of Malwarebytes receives a modern implementation. Overall I like your product -- that's why my family owns ~18 licenses combined -- but I'd like it so much more if it wasn't a pain in the butt to manage all the installs.
  9. Q: how to halt Malwarebytes for requesting to upgrade? I'm skipping a couple of versions until I upgrade to 3. Tip: Also, I want to suggest to convert Malwarebytes to a Windows Store app, so that version updates can be distributed through the Windows Store. Helps against future possible MitM, and more importantly: making the update experience less of a nuisance. It's really annoying to have to go through the language settings and what not after each major revision, because with the current update method there's no system in place that remembers the settings.
  10. In case staff is reading, just noticed that the feature is added (am not using Malwarebytes yet, still on MBAM, but just read the change log). Thank you very much. That's a good point. Any staff reading able to clarify?
  11. That's why I propose challenge/response authentication based on asymmetric cryptography based on U2F in conjunction with yubikey support. Yubikeys have a secure element, which safeguards the private key against theft. Which is to say that if a bad person wants to get access to your account, it has to physically steal your yubikey first.
  12. So I've got about 9 non-business MBAM licenses to manage. Currently I'm using notepad to keep an oversight which license is installed on which machine. If something changes, I have to remind myself that I have to look up the text file, and register the change. It's a hassle as you can imagine. In addition there's no way to deactivate a license remotely. Remote deactivation is useful in the case of device theft, or say a motherboard failure on someone's laptop, and you don't want to go through the trouble of opening up the device -> taking out system drive -> attaching system drive to another device -> boot up and deactivate license. The solution I'd like to suggest, is to set up a product account system (on say malwarebytes.com), so that users can create an account and bind/manage their licenses to/from. Managing in the sense of that each license shows if it is active or not, optionally on which machine said license is active via hardware-ID or of some sort, and having the power to disable a license remotely. Like similar to how Microsoft implemented such a licensing management system during the W10 anniversary update, allowing users to bind their W10 licenses to their accounts, and keep an overview. Also preferably the account access authentication to be U2F based, with Yubikey support, for solid user security.
  13. I missed that update prior to starting thread. Should frequent the forum more. Thank you very much for the link. Sounds like a very exciting route Malwarebytes is taking. I wonder what that means for perpetual licensees for MBAM. But I guess the license won't be moved over to the new product, but remain separate for MBAM.
  14. Edit: meant with the first reason, that install/reinstallation of two separate programs is annoying versus just one.
  15. Last year I raised the issue of the license details being uncomfortably constantly exposed. Iirc, the response was that the option to password protect the license details, so that one would need to enter the correct password before they can be viewed (unlike now where you can only configure Access Policy to required to enter password if license details are to be changed), was on the agenda, but that was the last I heard about it. Constantly exposed license details is a problem, because it aides theft and abuse. I recall that formerly part of the license details were by standard blocked out if you accessed the account page within MBAM. I assume Malwarebytes changed that to reduce the number of helpdesk calls by the people who had forgotten their license details. I understand that, but I'd appreciate it a lot if us users who know what we are doing, to have the option to add an Access Policy for the entire My Account section. Thank you.
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