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  1. Thanks. I have a better understanding of how MB works. It took a while for me to get comfortable with MB not scanning every single item on my computer, but articles and this forum has helped a lot. Again, my thanks.
  2. I can appreciate MB updating their product on a constant basis. I can also see where there would be some diminishing returns on keeping it fully backward compatible. Even Apple has stopped sending updates.
  3. You are correct. iMac 9.1 configured as follows: iMac (24-inch, Early 2009); 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3; NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB Still runs good. I can read news from around the world, store photos, visit BBQ forums, and FaceTime with my family. Some day it will crash, and I will upgrade to a new iMac. Till then, all is well.
  4. I had the same problem, or one very much similar, running the trial Premium on my Mac, El Capitan, 10.11.6. Even after I logged in, web pages loaded very slowly. Bottom line was my Mac is old and so is the operating system. I had an even worse problem with a competitors product, Avast which drove me to stay with MB. I really wanted the upgrade but until I get a new Mac, I am limited to the free version.
  5. I said it runs in the background because I have never seen it actually pop up or anything. So I just figured it ran automatically. I will take the advice and un-check it in Safari and see what happens. I subscribe to WAPO, NY Times, USN&WR, Christian Science Monitor, Townhall, CNS News, Christian Post, SRN, ARCA, BBC and a host of other sites as well as some better known news sites. So I will see how they work. Thanks for the help.
  6. I have the latest version of Flash Player. It just runs in the background . I checked Safari Security and it is turned on. I suppose I could turn it off and see if the sites I visit need it or not. I have read that something called HTML5 is replacing FP and is better . Any thoughts on me down loading it? And who makes it? Thanks.
  7. That was certainly an interesting article. I learned a lot regarding Flash. So far I have the current version per Adobe. I went to my down load file and saw the Flash Fake removal tool. Still present since I got burned some time ago. I suppose it is OK to send the tool to trash but I kept it "just in case". Something I have often wondered about is can one safely remove updates be they from Apple or Adobe or wherever from the download file once the update has been completed? In other words, if everything is running fine, can the hard drive image with the update be sent to the trash? And thanks for the link to the article.
  8. Thanks much , that was one of the articles, among many, that I read early on and it made no sense to me. How could a program scan an entire hard drive so quickly? Sometime back I posted a question citing the number of files scanned by MWB and the number scanned by Avast which was easily 10 times more files than what MWB scanned. I received some good answers. Even got answers from corporate. I got comfortable knowing, after a fashion and with answers in this forum that MWB was taking total care of my system. But there remained a lingering question or two. The article I cited in the link cleared it all up. My only concern is that I am stuck with El Capitan (cannot upgrade further) and when I tried the premium version of MWB, my computer slowed down considerably from start up. Pages would load slow; searches would take a long time. So until I can get a newer computer that will run the premium version, I will continue to use the free version.
  9. I have always been just a tad confused about how MWB works versus many of the older AV programs. I stumbled upon an article on MWB that has cleared up all sorts of questions and confusion. I am extremely happy with MWB and my computer, a Mac, is as clean as the day I bought it. So for anyone not fully comprehending how MWB works, the article is well worth reading. https://www.malwarebytes.com/antivirus/
  10. How refreshing to see the MWB forum take the time to help someone with a competitive product. Quite a surprise in this day and age. Well done MWB.
  11. I was initially worried about the quick scan and the low number of files scanned compared to avast which would take 45 minutes to over an hour and scan files numbering in the high 900K compared to MB which scans roughly 12000 files. I stopped worrying. I still do not fully understand MB only looking at files where some malware should be and ignoring all the other files but I reckon MB knows best.
  12. I run a scan at the end of the day before logging out. Takes just about a minute.
  13. It does look like the windows version is more polished.
  14. Definitely not in my DNA! But thanks anyway.
  15. Starting to save for a new iMac. Thanks.
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