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  1. Thanks Firefox, I reposted the topic here: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/171968-a-minor-suggestion-for-mbam-free-v2/?p=985060 Any further replies should go to that thread (if had enough posts, I'd edit/delete the OP here, but I'm just an MBAM forum newbie, so I don't have that option yet! ).
  2. I recently installed MBAM Free v2 on a friend's computer, and when I went to the Advanced Settings screen, I tried to uncheck the "Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with Windows" option (since it was already checked, and I wasn't sure if it would conflict with her resident AV program). However, this option was grayed out, and hovering the mouse over the option resulted in the phrase "This feature is only available in Trial and Premium versions" appearing. Initially I thought that this meant that the only way to not have MBAM automatically run on startup, was to upgrade her version and uncheck this option on the upgraded version. But after playing around it seems that even though this option is checked, the free version doesn't automatically start with Windows (which is what we wanted for now). So maybe the various options that aren't available with the free version should be displayed as unchecked on this screen, or maybe there could be a disclaimer saying that these options are automatically disabled in the free version. Because as it displays now, it is a bit confusing. Does my suggestion make sense, or am I completely misunderstanding this screen? I use MBAM Premium, so I am able to turn the options on or off with that version.
  3. I strongly agree with the OP. Having the option to not update the database should be allowed. There are many legit reasons to not have an active online connection. That shouldn't prevent the user from being able to run a scan. Yes it's risky not having the latest database, but it's also risky not allowing MBAM to run simply because it can't update at the moment. If it's that important, then have the program display a clear warning saying that the database may not be the most recent one available, but then let the user take the risk of scanning with an out-of-date database. After all, it's their machine!
  4. I recently installed MBAM Free v2 on a friend's computer, and when I went to the Advanced Settings screen, I tried to uncheck the "Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with Windows" option (since it was already checked, and I wasn't sure if it would conflict with her resident AV program). However, this option was grayed out, and hovering the mouse over the option resulted in the phrase "This feature is only available in Trial and Premium versions" appearing. Initially I thought that this meant that the only way to not have MBAM automatically run on startup, was to upgrade her version and uncheck this option on the upgraded version. But after playing around it seems that even though this option is checked, the free version doesn't automatically start with Windows (which is what we wanted for now). So maybe the various options that aren't available with the free version should be displayed as unchecked on this screen, or maybe there could be a disclaimer saying that these options are automatically disabled in the free version. Because as it displays now, it is a bit confusing. Does my suggestion make sense, or am I completely misunderstanding this screen? I use MBAM Premium, so I am able to turn the options on or off with that version.
  5. 0) Thanks for the welcome banner. I've been a longtime user and promoter of MBAM, just haven't had a need to post here before. 1) Also thanks for the link your NirSoft post, it seems we are of like mind on this. 2) In case you didn't know, NirSoft has a "program" called NirLauncher, that combines about 100 of his utils in a single interface, very convenient! See his site for more info. 3) How do you edit an existing post (which I see you did to your post)? I looked for an edit button to correct my spelling of Nir's last name on my initial post, but didn't see a way to do that (hence the follow-up post).
  6. EDIT - The programmer's name is Nir Sofer (not Softer, as I previously posted). Gotta give credit where credit is due!
  7. I recently ran MBAM v1.46 (database 6110) on a ZIP file containing a slew of utilities from well known freeware programmer Nir Softer (NirSoft.net). Several of his utils are designed to recover lost passwords, and as such are frequently flagged as malware (these are definitely false positives). Anyway, when I ran MBAM on the ZIP file containing these utils, nothing was discovered. However, when I ran it on the extracted files, all sorts of malware warnings appeared. This discrepancy between the ZIP file and the extracted files surprised me. Shouldn't MBAM be able to detect what it thinks is malware regardless of whether the files are compressed or not? FYI, the ZIP file was not password protected. If someone wants to test this out on their own, I can post direct links to the files which exhibit this behavior, but I wasn't sure if that was allowed (or even necessary). Thanks in advance for explaining this strange (to me) behavior.
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