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  1. I went ahead and went to the site and downloaded the file.  I did a scan with Norton 360 and another with Malwarebytes on the downloaded file and both show no threats.

    I have been using VeraCrypt (and TrueCrypt before it) for many years.  This is the site they use to download their program.  

    Why all of a sudden are you blocking them?


  2. I hadn't seen this as I currently have web protection off due to the temporary intermittent freezing problem I'm having.  It has been 8 days since I turned if off and haven't had a freeze.  

    What isn't needed?


  3. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, I wasn't sure where to put it.

    I just did a Virus Total on the latest Crystal Disk Info program download and got this:



    Scanning with both Malwaebytes Premium and Norton 360 did not detect anything.

    Does anyone use Crystal Disk Info?  The fact that SecureAge APEX is the only one to flag it as malicious makes me think it is probably safe.  

    Anyone shed any light on this for me?


  4. Well... I guess it isn't really fixed.  I had one instance of freezing last night and another just now.  There was some buzzing sound, but it was not as strong and loud as before.

    So... I have turned web protection back off to see if that makes any difference.  It really is hard to quantify exactly what is causing the problem since it sometimes is many days before I have the problem again.  


  5. I do keep ever

    12 hours ago, Porthos said:

    My clients get a daily quick scan and only a weekly threat scan. Great results with out long CPU resource hogging scans. If those custom scans are scheduled the resource drain is less and the computer is not next to unusable during the scan because it runs at a lower CPU priority. As such it does take longer especially if you add rootkit scanning to the scan.

    Just to add there is an option to make MANUAL scans run at a lower priority.

    My daily scheduled threat scan only runs about 2 minutes and I run it while I'm sleeping so it doesn't cause me any problems.  My weekly scheduled threat scan runs a long time but it runs while I'm sleeping as well.  I rarely run manual scans.  When I do run a custom scan during the day it doesn't really interfere with what else I'm doing on the computer.


    11 hours ago, exile360 said:

    There's certainly nothing wrong with running the occasional full/custom scan to double-check your files, however most threats should be detected/blocked before they get to your system if you are a Malwarebytes Premium user and keep your protection active and up to date.  Also keep in mind that a custom scan of a large drive/folder with many files can take a very long time to complete and will use a large amount of CPU/large number of threads which makes it faster on multi-core CPUs and CPUs with SMT/Hyperthreading, however scheduled scans run in the background and use reduced CPU levels and will generally take much longer to complete (this is done automatically to improve multitasking system performance during scheduled scans).

    I have a Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor with 6 cores and 64 GB of memory so I really don't see any problems running scans. 


  6. 27 minutes ago, exile360 said:

    I hope that helps clarify things a bit more.


    Interesting reading.  Thanks for the explanation and the links.



    11 minutes ago, Porthos said:

    That is why the custom scan is essentially not recommended and a waste of time in most cases.


    I try to use all the tools I can.  The custom scan is just one of those tools.  The key word in your reply is "most".  It might be helpful in some cases so not a total waste.  I do a threat scan every day, but I still feel better doing a custom scan once a week.  Over the years it has found a few items.  Thanks for the reply though.


  7. 3 hours ago, Porthos said:

    If it completes it has scanned everything it is capable/programed to scan .

    Malwarebytes does not target script files during a scan.. That means MB will not target; JS, HTML, VBS, .CLASS, SWF, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.

    It also does not target documents such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, etc.

    It also does not target media files;  MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.


    Malwarebytes will detect files like these on execution only.


    Sorry to butt in on this thread, but could you tell us what it does target then?  My custom scan runs for over 3 1/2 hours.  What is it targeting?


  8. Doesn't happen that way for me.  I went into settings and it opened to the About tab.  I went to the Display tab.  I then closed the settings "window".  I went back into settings and it opened to the About tab.  So I'm not sure why sometimes it opened to the Display tab.

    Does anyone know if this issue was supposed to have been fixed in 4.1.0?


  9. It the new version 4.1.0 clicking on the settings cog wheel usually takes me to the About tab.  If I try to access any other tab I am prompted for my password... with the exception of the Display tab.  I'm assuming this is as planned as there is no option in access control for that tab.

    When it doesn't open to the About tab, it opens to the Display tab.   

    Why would it sometimes open to the Display tab instead of always opening to the About tab?

    Does this mean a fix for this issue was in 4.1.0?  If so, the issue appears to be fixed.  if not, I guess it is just coincidence that it is now only opening to the About or Display tabs.


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