Ok. I am an unhappy cookie this morning.
Woke up to find that for some reason, the Malwarebytes service's memory usage keeps constantly increasing at an alarming rate (makes the PC unusable within 10 minutes of use, no joke) without there being any activity on my computer except me typing this in Notepad, because of the problem Malwarebytes is causing.
Memory use as seen in Process Hacker goes as high as 13 Gb of memory (this PC has 16 gb) before Windows (7, 64 bits) starts complaining that I'm low on memory and must quit some programs. I never have the time to actually do this because MBM is continuing to increase its craziness in the background and the PC blackscreens and I have to hard-reset.
I am having to type this in Notepad over several reboots + kills of the mbam service. It takes less than 8 minutes to end up in the same place with low system memory.
I have disabled self-protection in order to turn the service off via the services console (services.msc) but it refuses to comply completely, and simply turns itself back on every time, where it repeats the cycle of quickly consuming all available RAM.
I have disabled EVERY scan option, notification, check for updates etc. and yet memory usage continues to increase. In the time it took to type this message, it has gone up to 6gb so I'm killing it again.
I am somewhat a fast typist, by the way.
This obviously makes the computer unusable since I can't be expected to restart a ¦²¬²³¦ service every 6 minutes... I don't even think I have time enough between startup and it going insane to run the tools you've suggested to another user here.
Oh, and less important but also relevant, CPU usage sits at a constant 25% even though nothing is happening. No scan; nothing.
I am going to have to uninstall the program to use the PC at all, so please help fix this, quickly...!
Here's the progression in Process Hacker:
A few minutes later (meaning about 4, look at the Total CPU time)
And then antother 1-2 minutes (and I just had to kill the service again while typing this)
And this is what I get when I try to kill the service, it does kill the process but immediately restarts it despite my having set Startup to Manual and Service to Disabled...