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  1. On occasion, my installation of MBAM 3.0.6 continues to render a flashing white screen on my PC running Windows 10 version 1607. On one occasion the PC screen stayed white and I clicked on Win10 key to shutdown and restart the system. I disabled the ransomware module and the white screen conflict seems to have been resolved. Not sure why MBAM 3.x is conflicting with my system but my system has solid performance specs: ASUS ZenBook Pro 15-inch 4K 10-pt touchscreen display with 16 GB RAM, 512GB Samsung SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB VRAM, Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU.
  2. I recently upgraded to Windows 10. My settings for Malwarebytes is to load at Windows startup but the program does not load. Why? Is there a new security setting in Windows 10 that is preventing Malwarebytes from loading at startup?
  3. Avast web shield reported VBS:Malware-gen at a known safe URL. Google reports no malware at this URL. I told Avast that it appears to be a false positive but they insist that their detection is working correctly for this site and it's not a false positive. So just to prove it is not malware I tested the URL on a Windows-based system running Win7 (Mac and Linux don't have any issues). I then ran a full system scan using Malwarebytes 1.50.1.1100 and also a full system scan using Avast 5. Both reported no infection. DavidR in Avast forums said that Malwarebytes would not detect this malware. I disagree. If my system were infected with malware, it would be detected. I have never had a better product Malwarebytes for detecting malware. It has saved me from many malware attacks and I trust it 100% to find malware at the deepest levels of my system. Here is the edited comment posted in Avast forums (the full post and all threads are at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=71265.0): DavidR avast! Technical United Kingdom Gender: Male Posts: 49251 Re: FALSE POSITIVE VBS:Malware-gen warning for confirmed safe URL.
  4. Thanks exile360. Are you guys coding in Visual Studio C++ ? If so, I recommend Intel Parallel Studio 2011 to perform all the parallel coding. The 2011 plug-in has a fantastic tool called Parallel Advisor that makes the whole job relatively easy.
  5. Any news on the development of a 64-bit version for today's 64-bit multi-core processors and 64-bit operating systems?
  6. Now that every new computer ships with a 64-bit processor and most systems include a 64-bit OS, it really is overdue for MBAM to develop a fully revamped 64-bit anti-malware detection program. I've used MBAM in Windows 7 64-bit with an Intel Quad Core processor and MBAM lags system performance, and gobbles up excessive system resources. It is time to build a 64-bit version to take advantage of the 64-bit environment and multi core processors.
  7. MBAM has the best malware signatures with multiple packets pushed throughout the day. I can't say enough about what a great product MBAM is, and it's a bargain-priced product for the full licensed version. I tell all my friends, co-workers, and business associates about the product, and I also want to include a banner on my website, so I hope to get approved for an affiliate account soon! MBAM's new protection module is working great actively blocking malicious websites. Even after the system is infected with dozens of malware files, I was able to install MBAM and it was able to detect and remove all of the malware on the system that was attempting to hijack Avast5 AntiVirus registration URL.
  8. I was able to resolve the issue for realtime update (there is no issue related to the program). Realtime update is performed by the MBAMService in Windows Services which is not active until the service is started. The service can be manually started or started at system reboot. By default the service is set to start Automatically (Delayed Start) once Windows loads at boot-up. Once the service is started MBAM will commence realtime update monitoring.
  9. I set the program for realtime updates repeating every 5 minutes and added it to the scheduler, but the program never performed a realtime update, I had to manually update the database, or set the scheduler to perform an interval update, such as hourly.
  10. Hi All, Okay, I will download and install a CPU heat monitor, just thought it would be cool (no pun intended) to have it built into Malwarebytes user interface for multi-drive system scans that can take a long time to complete, and the feature to warn the user and give him the option to pause and resume once system cools down. As for the automatic update feature, I hope Malwarebytes will add a feature for registered users which allows them to select and option to automatically download malware signatures at system startup, rather than wait for the scheduled interval (which in the current version it will not be triggered if the system is shut down and the interval is missed). Thanks.
  11. Hello AdvancedSetup, I am confident that it's not related to any hardware failure. I've been using this system for about 2 years and so far its been very stable -- HP dv9700t CTO. After doing some research on the issue I was able to conclude that the surface area where my notebook system was resting was not properly dissipating heat from underneath the fans which caused the CPU to overheat. My suggestion to add a CPU heat meter feature is more about keeping the user's PC safe (in my situation the warning would have alerted me that I should check my fans or move my PC to allow the fans to have better air ventilation which may have prevented the sudden shutdown). Scanning for malware or viruses where the scan takes a couple of hours or so does generate a lot of CPU heat--this has nothing to do with the program per se, it's just a fact for any intensive full scan for high capacity multi-HDDs systems. With that said, without proper heat dissipation the CPU fans will not be able to do their job and the system's internal circuitry will shutdown the PC to protect its CPU from damage. It's not a surprise, years ago I once was using my Toshiba A35-S159 notebook, it was resting on top of a sofa, and the fans could not dissipate the CPU heat and it shutdown. That was an obvious mistake but I first became aware of the importance of CPU heat dissipation after that incident. I never had another shutdown like this using my Toshiba, but I went and did it using my HP. Now I will be even more careful.
  12. Hi Buttons, That's great, glad to hear the beta has already included some extra scheduling options, but don't forget that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is installed on many PC's like mine that are laptops and not always kept online 24/7 so I really think you ought to consider my suggestion so the latest malware database signatures are automatically updated at system startup--it could simply be a checkbox option where the user can select this box to update malware signatures at system startup. As for the CPU heat meter feature, I think it's worth considering, it would be a cool innovative feature to safeguard the PC's CPU while optimizing the malware scanning function--if the system shuts down in the middle of a full scan, that's not going to be good. Thanks for this really great program and I am glad I purchased a registered version to protect my system.
  13. Here are a couple of suggested program features/improvements in Malwarebytes anti-malware: Program Feature Suggestion #1 When the computer is off for a period of time and the last scheduled time for update was missed because the PC was off, the Update feature does not automatically execute and update the program with the latest malware signatures. I suggest that the update feature detect in the system clock that the last scheduled update was missed and automatically execute a malware database signature update at system startup to make sure the program is always up-to-date, rather than having to manually update or wait for the next time the PC is on to update at the scheduled interval. Program Feature Suggestion #2 Running a full scan on a multi-hard drive system with upwards of 320 Gigs is processor intensive and can generate a lot of CPU heat which can cause the PC to suddenly shutdown the computer if the CPU reaches a critical heat level. This happened to me while I was running a second full scan of my system hard disk drives after a prior full scan of the same drives. I ran the second full scan because my PC was infected with the Trojan.Fraudpack malware which goes deep into the system. It took a second full scan for my XP system to find all the malware infection, it found one hiding in System Restore on the second pass but CPU did not overheat. My Vista machine was also infected with the same malware and after performing a full scan deleting the malware I decided to run a second scan after the XP system took two, but my Vista system's dual core CPU overheated. This may be a rare situation but its no doubt that running a full scan can really heat up the processor and to prevent CPU overheating I suggest that the program include a CPU heat meter which monitors the CPU heat level and will warn the user that the CPU is reaching critical level. The program needs a feature that gives the user the option to set the program to automatically pause and resume the full scan after the CPU cools down.
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