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  1. Would you please start your own thread if you want to talk about lifetime licenses. thank you.
  2. I'm very happy with MB. It just bothers me when a reviewer pans (or praises) a product based on incomplete or incorrect testing procedures and then try to foist themselves off as experts and that you should listen to them or subscribe to their channel. No way to tell the truth these days without digging. Thanks for the input. 👍
  3. I didn't think this review was being fair. What does MB do when this kind of review is posted? Counter its validity? Or just ignore it? With all the "fake" news today both on TV and on the web, I find it hard to ignore posts that seems to be coming from a legitimate site (TPSC.... are they legitimate?) without doing some questioning.
  4. I just saw this YouTube review of MB. What are they doing wrong or looking at incorrectly? Or are they right? I know MB gets panned as an antivirus but this is panning MB in it's ability to prevent malware. I'm very skeptical of what they are coming up with and how they doing this test by throwing out dozens of malware loaded links and programs at one time. This doesn't seem realistic???? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9clWAlxZloI
  5. Thank you.... I thought it might have something to do with time zones as I live in Phoenix which doesn't change times for DST. 👍
  6. Everything seems to be working fine with the new version. I'm running v4.0.4.49, update package 1.0.14838, component package 1.0.718. But I do see a glitch (i think) on the home screen. I have a scheduled quick scan to run daily at 955pm. It does run every day at that time, but the screen shows, scheduled run TOMORROW at 955pm in lieu of saying TODAY at 955pm. Again, it d oes run as scheduled, it's just the picture. This occurs everyday (saying tomorrow) in the morning when I look at it. Screen shot and logs attached. mbst-grab-results.zip
  7. Will do. I couldn't this last time as I couldn't open a browser page to get the support tool. I didn't think about getting it from another PC first. Too much going on to think about it. Now I have it and will definitely use it if I get this on the next update. All is running fine after the second install.
  8. And again, to clarify (sorry to keep adding but I don't think I can edit posts???) The browsers did open but no web pages would load. That was the fault.
  9. Here are the logs. Everything seems to working okay now. Scheduled quick scan ran on time and completed fine last night. Here is the log. mbst-grab-results.zip
  10. Small correction. I uninstalled the new 4.0.3 then reinstalled.
  11. Maybe I did something wrong, but I clicked on the link Erix gave today (from this link) and installed 4.0.3 over 4.0.2. Maybe that was the problem. The install went quick and everything looked okay in the interface, but I couldn't open any web browser; Edge, Chrome or Firefox. I tried turning MB off but that didn't help. I also rebooted. No help. I used the Windows uninstall applet to remove MB Beta 4.0.2 and then reinstalled it to 4.0.3.48. This went quick and now the browsers are working but in this install, my scheduled scans were deleted. I only run two. A nightly quick scan and a weekly threat scan. Both are reset and I did a quick scan and it worked okay. If my problem was trying to install the new without removing the old, then it's my fault. If that should have worked, we can go from there submitting logs, etc. Thanks in advance.
  12. Oh, I forgot. I'm using version 4.0.2.44 with component package 1.0.690
  13. At the top of the MB 3 forum, it said to try the MB 4 beta. Well, I did and found the following: Easily installed over MB 3.8.3. Kept all my setting and scan schedules intact including all my account data. In the last 2 days, it has run 2 scheduled quick scans and 1 weekly Threat scan quickly and worked fine. I've used it with Chrome and Edge (dev) with no problems. No false positives. (No positives but I guess I didn't visit any bad sites since install.) So, all in all, I'm pretty happy with its performance and with how things are now displayed. Of course the interface is very different but like with anything else that's new, I'm sure in a few weeks it will be usable without even thinking about it. Only time will tell if what's under the hood is working better and at this time I can only assume its doing fine.
  14. Oh, and just something to add that makes this more puzzling to me. I built a new PC in August. My old system was using a Samsung SSD, formatted MBR as the boot drive. My new system is using an NVMe M.2 drive as the boot drive. Macrium allowed me to format the M.2 drive GPT , create the EFI boot partition, create the 128MB MSR partition and then restore just the OS partition C partition to the drive so what I now have is a fully functioning GPT, UEFI bootable drive. After doing all this, using a new motherboard and memory, my MB Premium version was still intact and did not revert to the free version. But just doing this last restore, it did revert to free. I don't understand what's happening.
  15. This is/was not a problem but just me trying to understand a little more how MB licensing works. On Tuesday I finally decided to uninstall Aomei Backupper, a backup program I quit using in January because it was causing too many problems for me to consider it reliable. I have been using Macrium Reflect since then with no problems. In any case, when Macrium was supposed to run a scheduled backup Tuesday night, it threw a major VSS error and failed to perform the back up. So obviously the Aomei uninstall removed something that was critical for the VSS to work. I contacted Macrium and they quickly answered with several things to try to fix the problem. None worked so I decided to just do a system restore from an image taken Monday night. The restore went quickly and all is well. This brings up the question with Malwarebytes. When I opened the MB program, it showed I was running the "free" version and not the Premium version. I tried to reactivate it but it said I had used both my licenses. I went to account management, deleted the one aimed at my PC and then performed the activation again and it successfully showed I was now using the Premium version. So all is well with that. So I was wondering what MB is looking at to determine that I was not using the same PC? I restored the image to the same drive, there were no component changes and the image was barely 36hrs old. In fact, during the restore, since I was using the same drive, I saw Macrium saying it was checking for changes (to the C partition) and then performed the restore in under 3 minutes (160G of data). So what didn't MB like with the restored version? Why did it not recognize the PC as the same as before? Again, this is just a learning lesson for me about MB. Thanks for any clarity to this situation.
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