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  1. Thanks for the OP for bring this to our attention!😃 I've been running the dedicated MBAR Beta alongside of MBAM Pro for years, now see it's not needed. However, will still use the tool on the few w/out active MBAM protection, or family & friends who depends on me for assistance. I keep a few other portable tools along with MBAR on a dedicated & sanitized USB stick (using the HP USB format tool) after each use on a computer, clean or not, to prevent cross contamination between computers. There's always the chance the USB stick could be infected with anything else. However, I recommend MBAM Premium for all Windows users, prevention is always easier than cure & I see it every day during my online usage. There'll usually be messages where a site has been blocked for various reasons. At any rate, am happy that I now no longer need to run MBAR Beta daily! My figuring was being a long scan dedicated to rootkits, that it was a better tool versus the usual Threat scan I have scheduled to run hourly.😂 Cat
  2. I had this screen to appear on me before, after I had to recover from a backup that was over 1 year old. When I bought the PC, I cleaned all of the unwanted "crapware" from it, did a full scan with both ESET NOD32 & MBAM, defragged the drive & created a separate data partition. Then in case I needed it in the future, I'd have a clean backup to recover with. Yes, it happened to me, but once I updated the OS & rebooted, all was fine. If that doesn't remedy the situation, w/o delay, contact the shop that did the work for you. If you paid for a reinstall, it's supposed to genuine Windows. Nothing less. Sometimes these "shops" aren't always honest, or they're buying their OS's from unreliable sources, such as online auctions. One last thing, do you have the reinstall discs that either were supplied by the OEM, or like in my case, I had to burn my own? These discs has the original software that was shipped with your computer, and should work, as long as there was no MOBO swap. Any other parts can be changed at any time, except that one part. And even then, MS will sometimes give you a new activation code upon request, as long as you're cooperative with the rep that you speak with. Best of Luck, Cat
  3. What you can try, and this is what I did, since I knew in advance that the install disc that I bought wasn't the latest version, was to download the latest version from File Hippo. Being that I buy most of my software from Newegg (when it's on sale), oftentimes they're 2 or more versions out of date. Sometimes, when installing from these discs, it'll require 2 or more updates, with a possible reboot after each. So installing the latest version seems to be the easiest & best way (for me). If after that, you're having issues with updating (I have an open thread on this myself), there's another underlying issue somewhere. Best of Luck, Cat
  4. This is weird, I know, but at times, happening more often recently, MBAM won't update until a short scan has been completed. I open the program, MBAM gives me a reminder if it's been more than 5 days from the last, and the update box just sits there. I click onto the box, then it says (not responding). I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling MBAM, no change. Only after I run a short scan, which responds normally, then I can update. It happens on only one install, Windows 7 Pro x64 (the OEM version that shipped with my PC). My other Windows installs, a mixture of Win 2000 Pro, XP (Home,MCE,Pro,Pro x64),Vista & my other Win 7 installs (one the Pro version of MBAM), is fine. Has anyone else experienced this issue, and if so, what action was taken to correct it? Thanks in advance for any solutions provided. Cat
  5. I hope that M$ has a back up option, because whatever gains that the corporation gets in IE9 will be overshadowed by other things. In particular, the next version of Windows (w/IE 10). I have it running in VBox on three installs, so far, OK. Plenty of room for improvement, but it's not even at beta stage yet, so I'll leave it at that. Come spring 2012, we'll know plenty more. As to this topic, there's nothing really special about IE9. Of course, it gives you back the screen space that the overkill in IE8 took away, sure it looks better, as most of the computers that's using IE9 is less than 3 years old, more likely 2 years. Windows 7 sold a lot of PC's, as evidenced by the continued falling of XP (less than 50% usage now). And once coveted XP business computers that sold on eBay & similar sites in 2009 for $400-$600, now are going for less than half of those prices. Much less. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems WOW!! Those numbers really surprised me! I knew that XP had fallen, but didn't realize that 7 had caught up that close. And with Win 7 SP1 released, IE9 is automatically included in new computers & sales of Win 7 OS install discs, although there are still plenty of Win 7 install discs w/o SP1. So really, IE9 cannot help but to sell itself, voluntarily or not. As for myself, IE lost another user when IE8 was released in the spring of '09. Really designed for Vista/Win 7 Beta (at that time), it performed poorly on XP Pro. Pages no longer rendered properly, the browser seemed "heavy", like Vista. XP would have been better served by leaving IE7, and offering IE8 as a optional update, not an automatic one. I switched to what was Firefox 3.5RC at that time, and was quite surprised at the speed of the browser. For a year and a half, I used Firefox for most everything. Then the talk of another browser, Google Chrome, was the talk of the net. Speed, speed, speed, was what we continued to hear. I tried resisting, but one day (again), the latest FF was crashing. FF was moving ahead too fast for it's own good. I downloaded the latest version of Chrome from File Hippo, installed it, & never looked back. Chrome beats FF, Opera, Safari & most notably, IE9, hands down. Without compromising security, nor leaving tons of tracking cookies all over the place (another IE9 negative, along with no native spellchecker). Plus, Chrome has it's own PDF reader (how about that?). To put it short, if IE9 does make notable gains in October, it'll be because it was force fed on new computer/OS buyers. Not because it has more features. Some OEM's, like HP, has recently began to deeply discount their computer pricing, making it (seemingly) more attractive to buy a computer now. Once the novelty of their purchase wears off, many of these customers will see that they should have paid even less for what amounts to cheap recycled plastic, most with low end (a few mid range) dual core CPU's, with 4GB RAM crammed in. One can simply take a look at the Task Manager to see the CPU pegged at 100% under load, while the RAM usage is much less. Not to mention the heat it's producing. As for IE, plan to look forward to 10. There's nothing new about IE9 any longer. Chrome has IE9 beaten by a long mile. Cat
  6. I don't really see the need for a portable version of MBAM, there are already plenty of portable tools on the market. It would be simpler to download a "fresh, up to date" version, if necessary using another computer, then boot into safe mode (w/networking) to update. Then run a full scan. Twice if necessary. Having MBAM as a portable version would only serve to cut into their profits, and I feel that it's only fair that they should be paid, should the company decides to market a portable version. In other words, market it as a technician's tool, & charge for it. Because if not, very few users would pay for MBAM any longer, and why not, when one can carry it on a flash drive in their pocket? I've been using MBAM for at least 4 years, and there's no tool like it. I like it so much that when Newegg offered it for $14.99, I had to take it. Indecision caused me to miss out on the previous promo, when I decided a couple of hours later to buy it, it was sold out. I didn't make the same mistake the second time, I grabbed it for my notebook. MBAM works well with all AV/IS packages that I've used, whether it was the free or paid versions. The really good thing that I love about MBAM is that the program blocks access to known malware sites. Even with careful computing, one can run across a malware laden site, waiting to steal everything that one has. MBAM + SAS + ESET Smart Security = a clean computer! Cat
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