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  1. Thank you exile360, you've gone way beyond the normal "call of duty" so to speak, so thanks again. I did contact ExpressVPN support, and they are now aware that ExpressVPN seems to cause conflicts with Malwarebytes and causes freezing and high CPU usage. It remains to be seen if they will, or are able to address this issue. I have used ExpressVPN in the past (but not recently until last week), and didn't have any noticeable problems that I can recall before now. Anyway, thanks again for all your help.
  2. Hi exile360, just an update for you - it definitely seems like ExpressVPN was the culprit. Today, not a single freeze at all, whereas I normally got 3 or 4 in a day. So for whatever reason, the ExpressVPN installation was giving me the freezing. Thanks again for your time and help, it is much appreciated, and this thread may be considered solved. Thanks, Justin
  3. Yes, I think you/I are right. I did uninstall expressVPN a little while ago, and will reboot my windows machine, and see how it goes. I must thank you for your help, I probably should've suspected ExpressVPN was causing problems, as I only installed it about a week ago and it has only been the past week that I have had freezes and CPU maxxing out. Actually, salesman or not, thank you for the recommendation on the Malwarebytes Privacy. I checked out the link you gave, and the prices are quite reasonable. I might consider it for my VPN, as I trust Malwarebytes. ExpressVPN gives me very good
  4. Hi exile360, thank you very much for the rapid assessment. Actually, now that I think of it, these problems of freezing seemed to start about a week ago, when I first installed expressVPN. With avast, I have used it happily alongside malwarebyes, but noting that I don't use any of Avast's web / online scanners, I have only ever set up Avast as a file shield, I have always done this, and used Malwarebytes as protection at the browser / web level, and never had problems like this. But it may well be ExpressVPN causing the problems. I actually disabled all ExpressVPN services, an
  5. Hi, thank you for the quick reply. I've attached the file here as requested. Thanks. mbst-grab-results.zip
  6. Hi all, have been noticing that my Windows desktop is freezing, managed to catch the CPU usage at the end of the latest freeze and Malwarebytes was using almost all the CPU at this time. Please advise as to why this latest version of Malwarebytes (4.2.0) is causing my CPU to be maxxed out from time to time and for my desktop to freeze. Thank you.
  7. Just download the latest build from the website, I am pretty sure it is already a version that has the fix. Then update it from within the software. https://www.malwarebytes.com/ I deactivated then uninstalled MBAM3, then rebooted, reinstalled, re-activated then updated. So far all is working just fine here. As for your license, you *should* be ok, but if not, just email malwarebytes support and they will help you out.
  8. Hi all, I too got hit by the high memory issue with MBAM3. I finally figured out that it was a mbam issue after many program and pc crashes and freezes... Kudos for mbam staff getting a fix. Here is a suggestion: some sort of alerts for paid users? It could be via email (opt in), or even better, is it difficult to implement an alert notification system from within mbam3 itself? At the moment, I only get notifications regarding protection settings, or if malware is detected or blocked. Why not have a built in alert system, with actual popups on-screen, for critical issues like th
  9. The other issue is random loss of internet connectivity, at least at the level of my email client and my browser. Just for reference, I use Mailbird Pro for a desktop email client (gmail via IMAP), and Firefox Quantum 57 (57.0.4 as of now). For about a month it was looking like it was my broadband service provider (100Mbit optic fibre service), but today as I was having the other issues with mbam3, I again noticed loss of service. The loss of service is short lived (at most lasting a minute at a time, mostly less than this). It sometimes affects all loaded webpages (pages time out /
  10. Ok thanks Porthos, will do. By the way, I stumbled upon another major issue that until today I thought was an issue with my broadband provider, but it is looking like MBAM. I don't want to start another topic so soon, but should I leave it until tomorrow, and maybe then open a new topic, or just edit this thread title?
  11. Thanks Porthos, I actually discovered this in another thread I was reading just now, at about the same time you replied, but thanks. Is it a new feature? I don't recall mbam3 manual scans maxxing out the CPU before. Anyway, is a good feature I guess, at least with an option to lower mbam's priority as well.. As for the other two issues, maybe it is just a one off, no harm done I guess, as the scan I did earlier showed nothing detected, and the issue of the real-time protection not turning on, it is working fine now, but worst case scenario is I can deactivate my license and rein
  12. Hi all, running Mbam Premium version on Windows 10 Home version 1709 OS build 16299.125 64bit. Just now I decided to run an extra manual scan, and noticed that it was running in free mode, with all real-time ability obviously disabled. For how long? I have no idea. It could have been in free mode for weeks, I have no idea. But I had definitely entered my license details when I set up this particular Windows 10 partition instance, which was from memory 2 months ago, and was definitely running the paid, activated form last time I checked. That is concerning if, for what
  13. Just for your info/help, I was having similar problems: and MBAM staff and I think that my BSOD's and farflt.sys might be coincidence as well.. I came to the conclusion like you that it may be a fault with the November Windows Feature Update. All my drivers are up-to-date, but who knows? The past two windows updates have given me problems. Hope that helps.
  14. Hi Bob, yes, it might well be just a coincidence - the 2 bugchecks that event viewer was able to catch were preceded both times by farflt.sys being registered a second or two before. Anyway, sorry if I have had you and MBAM devs barking up the wrong tree. Will let you know if I have further issues. Thanks again!
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