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  1. @exile360 I did not upload logs, dumps, etc., nor did disabling the self-protection module helped. The files are huge and I am hesitant to upload all of that data about my system to "WeTransfer" without knowing what's in the files and where it'll end up. Yes, I could research where the files end up, privacy policies, etc., but I already spent too much time on this problem. The issue had been resolved anyway, Malwarebytes was uninstalled and system performance restored to where it should be. I'll be back again next year to test the future Malwarebytes version, will not drop the three
  2. Thanks excile... Disabling modules didn't help, for that matter, just disabling MBAM service didn't help either. I did uninstall/reinstall MBAM, but it made it worse, if anything... Procmon shows a lot of "PATH NOT FOUND" for MBAM, when trying to replicate network connections with Word: I am not certain why these error messages from MBAM? My system has six internal drive, two of the SSD drives have Windows 10 installed, Disk 0 and Disk 1. The latter one has MBAM and Office '13, while on Disk 0 there's no MBAM and has Office '10 installed. Maybe MBAM is getting confused
  3. @exile360 Well, third-party A/V is no longer in the picture. It really makes me curious what could cause the network delay? I'll try disabling Ransomware protection and see what happens... Thanks...
  4. @LiquidTension So, the recommendation did change, thanks... Some details of the system in question... The OS is Windows 10 Pro 64-bits, version 1809 (OS bui;ld 17763.253), with Malwarebytes with the latest component package. MBAM and Vipre on the same system seemingly caused some conflict, based on the application startup time for both from a local drive and from networked resource. As suggested, Vipre had been uninstalled. After rebooting the system, Windows Defender A/V activated itself with MBAM active, the applications had been retested. Opening a word docum
  5. As a follow up to the year old posting below: I did remove Malwarebytes last February and left Vipre only for protection against malware. The yearly renewal for Malwarebytes license arrived and reminded me to test the performance again. Installed MBAM with the latest component package next to Vipre The test results for MS Word 2013 are even worse than they have been with the year old version of Malwarebytes: 6.6401 5.0041 4.9077 4.9388 Was there a change in supporting/recommending "traditional" A/V solutions with Malwarebytes? Do you recomm
  6. I have installed the 3.4 beta premium on my Windows Pro, 64-bit PC released version, with Vipre AV, mainly to test the performance improvement. The applications did load faster, about 30-40% faster than the version 3.3.x, but did not measure the improvement. There was really no time for testing, the system locked up after about ten minutes. The 3.4 version was uninstalled and the leftover cleaned up by mb-clean. Yes, beta software can do this and that's fine. Hopefully, it is addressed in the final version...
  7. While I disagree with your statement... Would you admit that Malwarebytes software is slow, if I reinstall Malwarebytes, remove Vipre from my system, and the test results still indicate ~300% performance hit when Malwarebytes enabled? The answer is probably no, you probably would ask for reinstalling Windows... And keep in mind what Malwarebytes said about other AVs: They may have changed their stance for market reason, but do not guarantee that you don't need AV... Beefy or not, all system will experience some performance hit with layered protection. The question is the
  8. I did not completely uninstalled Vipre and the computer restarted, simply disabled the services; here's the results: C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe - 4 executions 0.5463 0.4995 0.4994 0.5002 And here's the results with Vipre enabled from my earlier post: C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe - 3 executions 0.6554 0.5461 0.5463 This level of performance impact is acceptable in my view, certainly much less than the "<2 seconds of extra time to bootup these programs is expected and is within the threshold we consider to be adequate." for Malwarebytes 3
  9. Your product team seems to be inadequate, if they believe that 300% increase in program bootup time is adequate in year 2018. In the year where 4-6 core CPUs on desktop, SSD and/or PCIe x4 NVMe drives and even fast memory are the norm, they still hang on the old/archaic software model that will make the up to date system feel like it's back in the late 90's, or early 2000s. I do not accept any security product to decrease my system's performance by 300%, nor should anyone. I'll keep my licenses for the time being and may try the MBA version 4.x in the unlikely event, that the current prod
  10. Here's the results of all five disabled, but MBAM service running: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE - 3 executions 2.1395 2.1090 2.1090 That's worse than all five enabled and here's the results for MBAM service disabled: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE - 3 executions 0.7028 0.7339 0.7339 One thing worth mentioning. This Windows 10 is an update from Windows 8.1, 64-bits. Should I uninstall/reinstall MBAM? Maybe some of the settings/files from Windows 8.1 are not correct to Windows 10.
  11. I've done some testing, changed the advanced anti-exploit settings, just disabled protection one-by-one and all four. While disabling all four does improves the startup time, the improvement isn't to the level of disabling MBA service. Individually disabling the protections seemingly had not improved the delay.
  12. Here's MS Office 2013 Excel startup performance with MWB enabled: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\EXCEL.EXE - 3 executions 1.3639 0.4440 0.4460 And with MWB disabled: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\EXCEL.EXE - 3 executions 0.1867 0.1704 0.1760 And I could go on with other programs, not just MS Office apps on the system. The overall performance of the system is noticeably degraded, even managing the system, such as changing setting, opening event viewer are impacted. The opening apps time progressively increased, if and when MWB service is left active.
  13. My system had marginal improvement, IE11 startup with MWB disabled: C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe - 3 executions 0.6554 0.5461 0.5463 Enabling MWB results in this: C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe - 3 executions 1.7342 1.7028 1.6556 Disabling Web Shield shows this: C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe - 3 executions 1.6927 1.6715 1.6692 The values are in seconds, each tests included opening/closing IE three times. The first opening in each tests has the highest value, the minor decrease by the subsequent starting might be due for
  14. Windows 10 Professional, 64-bits with Malwarebytes, running on a system with i5-330P CPU, 16 GBs memory and Samsung EVO SSD. The system also has Vipre Antivirus version The system runs just fine, no issues with Malwarebytes except performance. If and when Malwarebytes protection enabled, MS Office applications, such as Word and Excel, have a substantial delay staring up. I've measured the the time it takes to start up with PassMark AppTimer V1.0 build 1010. With Malwarebytes active, this is the time it showed: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE
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