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    MBAM slowness

    Nowadays , there is no antivirus which will check only "signature"; all of them do sophisticated analysis, heuristic / behavior, cloud, you name it , and most of them will do this ON ACCESS. MBAM is supposed to do it ON EXECUTION (or alt least this was the initial philosophy behind MBAM). When I surf the internet, not a lot of things are being executed, so my expectation would be a minimum impact. I saw here on this forum, advices to disable the "ransomware module" in order to speed up the PC, because ransomware module doesn't do much and is the last in the analysis order...
  2. What is the amount of "slowness" considered normal to be introduced by MBAM??? I installed MBAM premium on various combinations (only MBAM, MBAM+MSE, etc) , but regardless I can clearly see a significant impact on browsing, compared with any of top three antiviruses (I tried Avira, ESET and Bitdefender free) The difference is significant. A PC with MBAM only is 2-3 times slower than a PC with the said antiviruses. MBAM and MSE even more. Any personal experience???
  3. When you do a FUUL PC SCAN, the expectation is to scan the FULL PC, not only places where malware is known to be downloaded or installed. MBAM will not impress anyone with a 5 sec scan, but rather will look suspicious.
  4. Sounds a little bit SF.... ...this file can be "fed" to the engine...the engine to learn about this file, understand it's good, and adjust it's behavior ... Are you serious????
  5. Whitelisting it doesn't solve the problem on long run; yes , that particular file will not be detected anymore , but any other similar one will be again detected with 94% which will decrease the user confidence in this Machine Learning technology. For a piece of software which may be downloaded in thousands of PC's no developer will modify something in 10 min and release it in the wild without extensive in house testing. You do remember the incident from 2013 : "It saddens me to report that at around 3 PM PST yesterday, Malwarebytes released a definitions update that disabled thousands of computers worldwide."
  6. One user reported a FP generated by Machine Learning / Anomalous 94% I was surprised about 94%. If would have been 50% , that may be a FP , but 94% means totally wrong. So how trustworthy is this system??? Another surprise came from the developer who answered that this would be fixed in 10 minutes an a new update was released with the "fix" Clearly the "fix" was not done in the "complex mathematical pattern recognition" , impossible to do it in 10 min, but rather in a "white list" associated with this Machine Learning / Anomalous. I do not see at this point any value being added by Machine Learning / Anomalous detection; maybe is a premature mechanism at this point.
  7. ...and how is supposed to work????
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    Ransomware question

    If the backup is done with a software (Acronis, for example) , the resulting file (backup) may be impossible to get encrypted by ransomware.
  9. Did you have any antivirus running in parallel with MBAM ? If yes, what antivirus?
  10. What you will get (most likely) is the all known answer " no antivirus can offer you 100% protection" and "MBAM is not an antivirus" However, I tested Ransomware protection myself by disabling all other shields and executing "wanacry" ; after only 4 files encripted , the Ransomvare protection stopped it. In theory, this doesn't matter, the Ransomware protection it is not based on a signature.
  11. ....in order to preserve license. I got that. But what if I do not format but restore an image (Acronis) , image in which MBAM is already there???
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    Using as stand alone product

    MBAM is NOT AN ANTIVIRUS , so running it alone is not recommended.
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    Well, this is the only "shield" of MBAM I was able to test. I disabled all shields except the "Ransomware protection" and I executed "wanacry" . After encrypting 4 files, the ransomware was blocked , to my huge surprise. I have been using MBAM ever since.
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    Malwarebytes - Slow PC

    Slow PC while MBAM is running is a known and accepted fact; there is nothing you can do. Either live with it or uninstall it.
  15. Kaspersky releases so called "patches" See here the amount of changes from one patch to another. https://support.kaspersky.com/13617#block0

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