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About wboswell

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  1. I never allow Windows to update anything. Since my last computer reset I blocked Windows Updates. I don't care about their lies that we need to keep Windows updated for security reasons because the first thing that gets updated are all the bug-ridden drivers that screw up my system. That might be a reason why MB is working after playing around with Services. It may not stay that way for long. I'm keeping an eye on it.
  2. I will only purchase old software from Amazon. I wouldn't touch Ebay because of prior problems with some of the sellers there. I rarely use PayPal anymore, but I should have used them for that scamming company. I didn't even think to use it because I forgot all about it. Age issues. I'm retired too.
  3. Actually I haven't had any problems the last couple of days. Ever since I turned MB off then back on in Services it has worked with no turn offs in the program. I don't know if that's the solution, but so far it is running smoothly.
  4. I can't imagine running any Office software on Windows 7 32-bit. I use Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, and a Core i3 and it's very slow so I blame the Office 2016 software. I get those Not Responding messages when I first open it then have to wait about ten minutes for it to be functional. I had to uninstall everything except Outlook 2016 because all of the programs were too slow. It's probably the same for you too. I never had any speed problems with Malwarebytes even when I was running Windows 7 and 8.1 with less memory than what I have now. I would blame the Microsoft 2016 software because it's a memory hog and when it updates you can expect it to get slower. I had that problem recently so I uninstalled all of my Microsoft 2016 software and purchased the 2010 versions from Amazon. It is much faster. Office 2007 and 2010 software is still available on Amazon. I know that Outlook 2007 does work in Windows 7 because I was running it a few years ago with no problems. The 2010 version should work too. The only problem might be Outlook may not be available separately for those two versions. I wouldn't buy the 2007 version since it is not being supported after this summer. I don't recommend buying from any resellers because I was scammed by one recently then they stole my credit card information and tried to clean out my bank account. If you do go that route, use a prepaid card with only that amount then if they steal your card number they can't get anymore money from it. I wish I had done that, but this was a company I had purchased from before and I trusted them. Somewhere along the line they turned into criminals.
  5. Doesn't it figure the two most important protection modules would be affected. I remember when MB wouldn't update from 3.05 to 3.06. It's always something.
  6. I have the same numbers as you.
  7. I occasionally have the problem that MB doesn't load when I first boot up and it is not available in the hidden icons tray. This happened yesterday. I even tried several times to load MB, but the program wouldn't even open no matter how many times I double clicked the icon. I had to reboot to get it to show up. I shouldn't have to do this especially when I'm in the middle of doing something else. Yesterday I tried somebody else's suggestion to turn off MB in Services then turn it back on. For me I haven't had any problems since so hopefully it fixed the problem.
  8. I always deactivate in any program that has that option. I'm not going back to Version 2. I uninstalled 3 on one of my computers. Actually it wouldn't uninstall so I had to use MB-Clean to get rid of it. I don't know why it wouldn't uninstall. It just locked up. Version 3 has too many issues and isn't reliable. However I don't know of any other software with ransomware protection other than Bitdefender and I will never use that again.
  9. I usually get notifications that my Real Time Protection is turned off, but not always. On my taskbar where the hidden icons are listed, Malwarebytes showed a red triangle when there is a problem. It showed it yesterday but when I opened the software it said it was current and nothing was turned off. Odd behavior. We shouldn't have to do anything manually especially since we are subscribers to the premium version. Manual is for the free version.
  10. I believe my 2.0 license was used to upgrade to 3.0 so I wasn't sure. I don't know if I can revert back to 3.0 later or have to buy another license. I shouldn't have to since this is their fault.
  11. I don't know if I can with a MB 3.0 license and I certainly don't want to pay again for old software unless the 3.0 problems are never going to be fixed. The ransomware protection is a big plus for me. Without it I might as well not bother with any MB version before 3.0.
  12. I liked and still have a product key/software for Windows 7, but it's too old for some of my software even though HP has updates designed for Windows 7 and not 8.1. I used Windows 7 updates inside 8.1, but some hardware didn't work because it wasn't supported. Also HP updates never showed any drivers for that hardware which was strange.
  13. I have Microsoft's AV set for limited scans. I would turn it off completely but it is always bugging me to update the definitions and I have to turn it on for that then it will give me error messages about already having AV software. If it could be uninstalled it would be gone. I use McAfee now. I was using Norton Security with Backup last year and the subscription is still active. Both of my laptops came with McAfee so I decided to try it out since I've heard good things about it and Norton doesn't seem to have any recent reviews. I liked the backup though, but I don't really need it since I have Amazon Cloud. I wouldn't depend on MB taking over if it keeps turning its settings off.
  14. I used to format my hard drives at least once a year then reinstall everything. Last year I must have done it 20+ times because of non-stop issues. That's why I have activation problems. If all software companies got their stuff together and allowed deactivating this wouldn't be a problem. They never consider that Windows 10, the worst OS yet, causes a lot of problems for many of us. I don't even allow it to install updates anymore because it slows my computers down. I block it in Services then when it resets itself back to running I block it again. I think Windows 10 gets its revenge when I do that because some software starts to not function properly like Microsoft's own software. I believed months ago that a lot of the issues with MB are due to Windows 10.
  15. Same problem with mine. It turns itself off without warning. I check it frequently to turn it back on because it is happening so often. Yesterday (March 15) it happened twice. I have tried all recommended workarounds and none of them have worked (uninstall, reinstall, reboots, turn this or that off, etc.). I am using: Malwarebytes version: Component package version: 1.0.75 Update package version: 1.0.1508 Here are all of my required test files which are current as of March 15, 2017. Addition.txt FRST.txt MBAMSERVICE.zip MB-CheckResult.txt