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  1. Malwarebytes staff have seriously called it that? Unbelievable. They off all people definitely should know better. Frankly, if anyone should be completely paranoid it is them, as it is pretty much their core business to defend against these and other malicious practices that most people would call "hysteria". Sadly, it is anything but hysteria. The unfortunate reality is that security software like Malwarebytes will always be several steps behind reality. That's simply the nature of it. The possibilities to infiltrate systems are close to endless, all you need is a bit of creativity. Something nobody else has thought about yet (bonus points if you think of something that others would refer to as "hysteria"). Your defensive strategy has to get it right 100% of the time while an attacker only needs to get "lucky" once. I tend to call IT security purely symbolic for this reason*. There is simply no feasible way to be sure you haven't been silently pwned already by some obscure attack vector (BIOS/firmware injection as you have outlined definitely being one of them), not for the average consumer at least. Well, unless you have the equipment and time to indepedently read the contents of flash memory/storage devices and the ability to analyze the tiniest of microchips. * Not claiming IT security is not important, it very much is.
  2. No, I've never stopped Malwarebytes at all. But good to hear you've been able to discover what's happening
  3. Well, is a third set of logs really needed? If so, I rather directly PM them to you -- to be fairly honest, I'm not too sure I like having these publically accessible, quite a bit of information in there.
  4. Since the last occurrence of this issue the computer has not been disconnected from the network, and today the issue recurred.
  5. Not completely without internet, but it is indeed occasionally temporarily disconnected from the network.
  6. Here you go (these logs were made while Malwarebytes was in free mode again, it seems to do it more often now)
  7. It did it again today. Version
  8. Looking back at my post I wanted to remove some unnecessary details as well as the screenshots as they do not really add any useful information, but unfortunately I can no longer edit it only a few minutes later... It would be nice if we could get a bit more time to make changes
  9. Hi, As part of my daily routine, I checked for any notifications in the Windows Action Center (white flag in taskbar) only moments ago to see if there was anything I should be aware of. To my surprise there was a message stating that "The computer needs to be scanned", something I had never seen before. Opening the Action Center revealed that Windows Defender was suddenly turned on (alongside ESET) without any intervention from my side. Malwarebytes was not listed in the active anti virus list. Opening Malwarebytes in order to check why it was not listed showed that it was no longer running in Premium mode: My license details seem to have completely vanished: My license is not even close to being expired yet (I renewed my license February this year). I did not touch or change anything to my system that could potentially explain this issue. The last time I checked Malwarebytes (which I believe was only yesterday), everything was still fine. OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Malwarebytes version: Component package version: 1.0.342 Update package version: 1.0.4908 I suppose I could just re-enter my license details, but I figured it would probably be better to find out what may have caused this. What could be the problem here?
  10. If it wasn't for my bumping nobody would have ever replied to this thread. This seems a bit odd to me, especially given the fact that I never had any issues with earlier (stable) versions of Malwarebytes 3.
  11. I have added an exclusion for the game (I did not have to exclude ESET) and it seems to have resolved the issue. However, this obviously isn't a proper long-term solution, and I still believe it is something the devs should address. It would also be nice if any member of staff could shed some light on this. Currently I feel like I'm being ignored, and it isn't quite clear to me why. I am providing feedback to help you improve your product before it hits the stable release channels. This isn't exactly motivating me to do the same thing again in the future.
  12. Hi, Since a couple of beta versions of the 3.0.6 branch I experience massive IO delays while gaming (more specifically while playing GTA V Online, haven't tested it thoroughly yet with other games). Initially things seem to work fine, but after playing for approximately half an hour the disk utilization graph of the C drive in task manager continuously shows 100% usage and the average reaction time (IO delay) value skyrockets (surpassing several seconds). The whole system becomes unresponsive (although it doesn't completely freeze, it takes several minutes to open something simple like a browser or even an explorer window) and it only stabilizes again some time after shutting down the game. If I turn Malwarebytes off completely before gaming, the issue never shows up. System info: Windows 8.1 x64 ESET Internet Security 10.0.390.0 Malwarebytes (component package: 1.0.96 - update package: 1.0.1617) Logs are attached. If more info is needed, please let me know logs.zip Addition.txt FRST.txt MB-CheckResult.txt

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